May 23, 2024  
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog 
Spring 2024 Academic Catalog

Liberal Studies, A.A.

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Debra Lupica-Scott, Liberal Studies Program Coordinator
ATC 116O; (304)367-4615 

Program Purpose

The Liberal Studies Associate of Arts degree provides students with the educational foundation needed to transfer to a Bachelor’s Degree program or for many occupations that require at least two years of college.

Student Learning Outcomes

Graduates will have demonstrated competency in the outcomes of the individual General Education courses they completed.


Students planning to transfer to four-year programs should consult the requirements of those programs to select the most appropriate courses from the Liberal Studies program.

Required Courses (60 Hrs)

Model Schedule (60 Hrs)

First Semester (15 Hrs)

Second Semester (16 Hrs)

Third Semester (15 Hrs)

  • Literature Elective (3 Hrs)
  • Social Science Electives (6 Hrs)
  • Open Electives (6 Hrs)

Fourth Semester (14 Hrs)

  • Interdisciplinary Elective (3 Hrs)
  • Science Elective (4 Hrs)
  • Open Electives (7 Hrs)

Notice to All Students

  • Annual Notification: All career and technical education courses and programs are offered at Pierpont regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, or disability.
  • Advanced Skill Set and Skill Set programs do not qualify for financial aid. Students seeking financial aid eligible degrees may incorporate the classes as electives when their schedule allows or may declare an associate or certificate degree in which the skill set and advanced skill set courses are embedded.
  • Students are reminded to review campus policies and procedures as stated in the catalog.

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