Liberal Arts Degree
The Liberal Arts program is designed to allow students to create their own specialized pathway to their Associate’s Degree. In addition to completing CSI’s general education and health requirements, a student must also complete twenty six college-level credits in content areas of their choice and meet the computer literacy assessment. This freedom allows one to design a degree to work specifically towards an intended vocation or to meet very specific requirements of various transfer institutions. The Liberal Arts program is not intended for students who are undecided or undeclared regarding a major, but rather to provide an opportunity for students to customize the educational program to suit their individual needs.
To maximize the transferability of the Liberal Arts degree, students should work closely with the intended transfer institution so that appropriate CSI course selection is exercised. For contact information for regional four-year colleges and universities, dates of campus visits planned by four-year colleges and universities and additional information about the transfer process, visit the online CSI Transfer Guide.
The Liberal Arts degree can be completed online. Not all CSI courses are offered online and those that are offered online may not be available every semester. Students should check the catalog and the MyCSI course schedule for availability.
|Liberal Arts Program Requirements|
|General Education Requirements:||Credit Hours|
|COMM 101 (Fundamentals of Oral Communication)||3|
|ENGL 101 (English Composition 1)||3|
|ENGL 102 (English Composition 2)||3|
|2 General Education Humanities Courses*||6|
|1 General Education Math Course*||3|
|2 General Education Science Courses*||8|
|2 General Education Social Science Courses (Different Disciplines)*||6|
|4 Additional General Education Credits*||4|
|Total General Education Credits Required||36|
|PHYE 155 (Health and Wellness) or 2 credits of PHYA/DANC Activities||2-3|
|College Level Electives
(No more than 20 credits may come from one discipline area)
|Total Credits Hours Required for this Major:||64|
Liberal Arts Advising Notes
Computer Literacy requirement must be completed. More information about this requirement can be found at the following link: http://computerliteracy.csi.edu/.
* A complete listing of General Education Courses can be found at the following link: http://advising.csi.edu/forms/Gen%20Ed%20Core.pdf.
Developmental courses (courses numbered below 100) do not count towards graduation.
A minimum 2.00 Graduation Grade Point Average (GPA) is required for degree completion.
The Advising Center advises Liberal Art majors. Student athletes considering Liberal Arts as a major should contact Kat Powell. Students in the Mini-Cassia area can also contact Susan Beseris for Liberal Arts program of study advisement.
The Liberal Arts program checklist of requirements can be found at the following link: http://advising.csi.edu/resources/pdfs/2012-2013/Liberal%20Arts%20AA.pdf
The Liberal Arts program four semester plan can be found at the following link:
Transfer students that have satisfied the general education science credit requirement will need at least one corresponding lab course component.
Transfer students shall be granted the Liberal Arts degree if either the last 15 credits prior to receiving their degree or a total of 50 credits are taken at CSI.