A.A. Degree in Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science

PHOTO: Girl on benchAt Orange County Community College, areas of study under the Associate in Arts degree span a wide range of academic interests. Typically, these areas include specific studies in the social sciences, humanities, communication, education, the arts, and criminal justice. Students in this program should meet regularly with their advisors to determine the best course of study for their particular area of interest. In addition to taking courses in their particular area of interest, students are required to successfully complete a number of General Education courses as mandated by the State University of New York. These General Education  areas include: math, natural sciences, social sciences, American history, western civilization, world civilizations, humanities, the arts, foreign language and communication.

Below is the suggested course sequence to complete the Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Science degree.

 

 

First Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 101 Freshman English 1 3
___ ___ SUNY Math Elective (GE 1) 3-4
___ ___ Social Science Elective (Category A)* 3
COM 101 Foundations of Communication 3
___ ___ Liberal Arts Elective 3
PES 100 Concepts of Physical Wellness 1
 
Total:
16-17

Second Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG 102 Freshman English 2 3
___ ___ SUNY Natural Science Elective (GE 2) 3-4
___ ___ Social Science Elective (Category B) 3
___ ___ Restricted SUNY Elective** 3
___ ___ Liberal Arts Elective 3
PES ___ Physical Education Elective 1
  Total: 16-17

Third Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG ___ 200-Level Advanced English 3
___ ___ Math/Liberal Arts/Science Elective*** 3-4
___ ___ Social Science Elective (Category C) 3
___ ___ Liberal Arts Elective 3
___ ___ SUNY Arts Elective (GE 8) 3
  Total: 15-16

fourth Semester

Course # Course Name Credits
ENG ___ 200-Level Advanced English 3
___ ___ Social Science Elective (Category D) 3
___ ___ Elective 3
___ ___ Electivec 3
___ ___ Elective 3
  Total: 15
 
Total Credits
62-65

*Categories A-D must include: a SUNY History (GE 4, GE 5 or GE 6) and a SUNY Social Science (GE 3).

**SUNY Humanities (GE 7) list or SUNY Foreign Language (GE 9) list-Elementary 2 level or above.
*** MAT 102 or higher. Lab science not required.

SUNY general education coure listings and courses that suit the Social Science degree requirement can be found in the College Catalog.