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Liberal Arts

Associate in Arts

To receive an Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts from Elmira College, a student must complete a minimum of 60 credits, with a cumulative grade point average (G.P.A.) of at least 2.000. The 60 credits include the General Degree Requirements listed below and sufficient general electives to reach a total of 60 credits with at least 45 credit hours in the liberal arts and sciences. The last 30 of these credits must be earned at Elmira College.

General Degree Requirements

A. Communication Skills Program 3.0-6.0 (credits)
ENG 1000 College Composition
COM 1000 Critical and Analytical Thinking

B. Mathematical Competency
MAT 1030 College Algebra 3.0 (credits)

Students may be exempted from any of the above courses based on a demonstrated level of accomplishment or appropriate college-level coursework taken at another institution.

C. Distribution Requirements
1. Culture and Civilization 9.0 (credits)
Students must select one course in each of the broad areas

a. United States Culture and Civilization
b. European Culture and Civilization
c. Non-Western Culture and Civilization

2. Contemporary Social Institutions 3.0 (credits)
3. The Scientific Method

a. Physical and Life Science 4.0 (credits)
b. Social and Behavioral Science 3.0 (credits)

4. The Creative Process 3.0 (credits)