The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an “Area of Emphasis”. The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Degree would be an ideal choice for those students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California as the student can satisfy their general education requirements, plus focus on transferable course work that relates to majors at CSU or UC.
- Choose either Option I or II or III for the General Education pattern related to your educational goal.
- Complete 18 units in one “Area of Emphasis” from those outlined below.
(Note: Where appropriate, courses in the “area of emphasis" may also be counted for a GE area)
- For ALL OPTIONS: complete necessary Southwestern College Graduation and Proficiency requirements
- All courses listed below transfer to CSU and/or UC. Refer to www.assist.org for transfer details.
Option 1 - Southwestern College Associate in GE Degree
21 minimum units necessary to meet Southwestern Associate Degree requirements
This Option does not necessarily prepare student for transfer to four-year colleges or universities. Student who intent to transfer should consult a counselor to select the appropriate general education pattern.
Option 2 - CSU/GE
40 minimum units necessary to meet CSU/GE Certification requirements
Option 3 - IGETC
37-39 minimum units necessary to meet IGETC Certification