Liberal Arts Associate in Arts


The Associate of Arts degree program of study provides a solid core of courses in arts and sciences, allowing students to transfer with confidence to Baccalaureate programs at four-year colleges and universities. A wide variety of course choices exists for students to explore content areas in arts and sciences. American Studies courses offer an interdisciplinary approach to topics related to American society. English selections include writing courses, literature, communications, and technical writing. Social Science selections include anthropology, economics, history, geography, political science, psychology, and sociology. Foreign Language selections include American Sign Language, and Spanish. Humanities selections include courses in western civilization, humanities, literature, philosophy, communications and creative writing, and American Studies. Fine Arts selections include arts courses in drawing. Math courses offer traditional theoretical and applied courses. Science selections can include biology, biotechnology, chemistry, physics, and photonics. Students wishing to focus their Liberal Arts studies in a specific discipline are able to concentrate their 24 Liberal Arts elective credits in that discipline. Each student’s program is developed in consultation with a Liberal Arts faculty advisor.

In addition to fulfilling the mission of Baccalaureate transfer, the program will also provide the core of general education requirements for all degrees at this College.



Transfer Credit Policy
In addition to Great Bay transfer credit policies, Liberal Arts and Science courses will be considered for transfer regardless of when they were taken as long as they meet minimum grade requirements. See individual department policies for program exceptions on general education requirements.  In the case of English and math course transfers, it may be recommended that the student take portions of the Accuplacer Placement Test to demonstrate the skill level required for success in subsequent classes within the program.

Transfer of a course to this institution does not guarantee transfer of that same course to subsequent institutions. SAT testing may be required by some transfer institutions. 

Core Requirements

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
FYE101G First Year Seminar 1 0 1
Classroom 1, Lab 0, Total 1
ENGL110G College Composition I 4 0 4
Classroom 4, Lab 0, Total 4
ENGL214G Introduction to Creative Nonfiction 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
CRIT150G Critical Thinking 3 0 3
Classroom 3, Lab 0, Total 3
Lab Science Elective 8
Classroom , Lab , Total 8
Math Elective 6-8
Classroom , Lab , Total 6-8
Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 6
Classroom , Lab , Total 6
*except for ENGL215G
Social Science Elective 9
Classroom , Lab , Total 9
Total Credits

Elective Requirements

Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (American Studies, Art, English, Geography, History, Humanities, Languages, Math, Natural Resources, Social Sciences, or Sciences) and can include three Open Electives as appropriate to other programs’ prerequisites. A computer literacy course can be included within the Open Electives area. Electives must include at least 3 Liberal Arts and Science courses at the 200-level.

Course ID Course Theory Lab Credits
Total Credits 24

Total Overall Credits : 66

Still not sure?

Contact one of the Program Faculty or an Admissions Representative to learn more about the program.