The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree with a focus in liberal arts/liberal studies meets the state of Oregon transfer degree requirements allowing students to transfer to an Oregon public university and some out-of-state universities having met all lower-division general education requirements. Liberal studies, also known as liberal arts, is a program of study in higher education that varies between institutions but generally encompasses a broad array of arts and letters, social science, and science courses.
As a major, liberal studies frequently encourages connections between the disciplines and includes a focus on strong communication and critical thinking skills. Some schools define a variety of liberal studies choices for students, while others, like Oregon State University-Cascades, support students to self-design a major around a theme.
This major is a effective choice for students who have specific career or personal goals, who enjoy a wide range of disciplines, and who appreciate the flexibility provided.
Statewide General Education Student Learning Outcomes
While this program has no formal entrance requirements, individual courses may have prerequisites which must be met before enrollment.
|Course ||Title ||Credits |
|WR 121||Academic Composition||4|
|WR 122||Argument, Research, and Multimodal Composition||4|
|or WR 227|| Technical Writing|
Students are encouraged to consider meeting Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) requirements for their transfer institution in the first two years. This requirement varies, but frequently the BA requirement is one or two years of a foreign language, and the BS requirement is additional math (or math/science/computer science).
In choosing electives, students should consider their future liberal studies theme.
- Academic Requirements:
- Students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA to earn a COCC certificate or degree.
- Options for additional standards:
- All courses in the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.