Associate in Arts

General Liberal Arts Transfer


Contact Information 

Sybil Priebe, Program Coordinator
Haverty Hall 215

Delivery Methods 

Face-to-Face: Wahpeton
Face-to-Face: Fargo
Online: All Classes

This option is available to the student whose goal is a bachelor’s degree, but who may be unsure of his or her major. It includes first and second year core courses in a variety of areas including English and humanities, math, natural and physical sciences, social and behavioral sciences, computer information systems, and physical education. Most four-year colleges and universities require these core courses. Upon completion of the program, the student is awarded an Associate in Arts degree or an Associate in Science degree, which allows transfer to most four-year colleges and universities as a junior.

The General Liberal Arts transfer curriculum plan meets the Liberal Arts Program Purposes listed in the NDSCS Catalog.

All instructors in the Liberal Arts area have graduate-level educational training in their field of expertise. The majority of the faculty in the Arts, Science and Business Division hold Master of Arts, Master of Science or doctorate degrees. The faculty also serves as student advisors to aid students in planning programs, setting up schedules, registering for classes, and ultimately deciding on a major. Career counseling is also available to help students make decisions.

Employment opportunities for the liberal arts student ultimately depend on the specialty or major the individual eventually pursues. Liberal arts provides maximum flexibility and transfer opportunities for a variety of programs and occupations. While the number of possibilities is far too numerous to list, counselors and faculty members are available to meet with students to discuss future plans, even if the student is not currently enrolled.

Admission Requirements

The applicants must be high school graduates or equivalent. Applicants may be required to complete a basic skills evaluation during the admissions process. 


Upon successful completion of the required courses, students will be awarded an Associate in Arts degree or an Associate in Science degree in Liberal Arts.

Required Courses

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* Consult your advisor for course selection of free electives.

** Consult academic advisor in selecting electives that are most appropriate for the intended A.A. or A.S. degree for transfer to a bachelor’s program. 

This curriculum meets the North Dakota University System general education requirements as indicated in the NDSCS Catalog under the heading: NDUS General Education Transfer Agreement.

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