Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science

Program Information

Degree Type: AA
Program Code: LBAA
Hegis Code: 5649.00
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Humanities-Social Science

With proper selection of Humanities and Social Science courses, a student in this Associate in Arts degree program can transfer to a four-year college or university majoring in Anthropology, Art History, Art Studio, Creative Writing, Economics, English, French, German, Government, History, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Pre-Law, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, or Theater. Recommended high school preparation: Four years of English, three years of social studies, two years of science and two years of math, preferably college preparatory mathematics.

Cr. Course Title Course Code
1-2 Freshman Experience HRD100 HRD100A or HRD110
3 Writing I ENG101 or ENG100A &ENG100B
3 SUNY Gen Ed Basic Communication  ENG102, ENG103, ENG104, ENG105, ENG106, ENG107, ENG108, ENG109 or ENG110
3 SUNY Gen Ed Mathematics  
3-4 SUNY Gen Ed Natural Science lab science  
3 Mathematics or Science Course  
2 Health and Wellness  Any PED activity courses, AVS101, AVS102, BIO115, HED103, HED104, HED108, NTR101, NTR111, PED105, PED106, PED206, or PED211
3 SUNY GEN ED Western Civilization HIS100, HIS101 or HIS102
3 SUNY GEN ED American History HIS103 or HIS104
6 SUNY GEN ED Social Science ANT101, ANT103, ANT105ECO201ECO202, PSC101, PSC102, PSC103, PSY101 or SOC101
3 SUNY GEN ED 200-level English   
3 200-level English  
3 Humanities (other than English) ART, ASL, HUM, MUS, PHI, SPH, THR, Foreign Language
3 SUNY GEN ED The Arts, Foreign Languages or Humanities (other than English)  
15 Liberal Arts and Sciences  
7 Electives  
64 Minimum credits required for graduation  
64 minimum credits required for graduation

Additional Information:
The emphases listed below have been suggested by the appropriate division for students who want to transfer to a four-year program in these areas. The liberal arts elective and the free elective credits within the Liberal Arts/Humanities-Social Science degree can be applied toward courses in a chosen emphasis.

Students should consult the catalog of their transfer institution as early as possible to determine additional requirements. If the transfer institution has a foreign language requirement, it is recommended that students try to fulfill it before transfer.

Additional information regarding transfer is available on

ART HISTORY: ART 102, ART 106, ART 111, ART 112, ART 113, ART History or ART Studio Elective, Foreign Language.

ART STUDIO: See Art Studio Concentration

CREATIVE WRITING: See Creative Writing AA

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION: It is important that students interested in elementary education meet with an advisor during their first semester of college. There are very specific requirements for an elementary education degree that, if not carefully planned out during the first 2 years of college, could greatly lengthen the time required to earn a bachelor's degree.

ENGLISH: See English Concentration

FRENCH LANGUAGE: FRN 101, FRN 102, FRN 117, FRN 201, FRN 202, FRN 206


JOURNALISM: ANT 225; ENG 233 and 12 additional credit hours of ENG 200-level electives; PHI 202; PSC 101 and 102; and a broad range of liberal arts courses.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION: BIO 107 - 108; HED 103, 104; PSY 101; SOC 101; SPH 111; PED 105, 108, and at least four additional PED activity courses.

SOCIAL SCIENCE: See Anthropology Concentration and Political Science Concentration. Additional emphases are available in History, Psychology and Sociology.

SPANISH LANGUAGE: SPA 101, SPA 102, SPA 117, SPA 201, SPA 202, SPA 206, SPA 211, SPA 212, SPA 213, SPA 214

THEATER: THR 101, 102, 105, 106, 107, 210, SPH 114 or equivalent; 3 elective credits from music, visual art or language; Specific course selections to complete the AA degree requirements chosen on an individual basis with advisor.

Recommended First Year
First Semester
1-2 HRD100, HRD100A or HRD110
3 ENG101 or ENG100A & ENG100B
3 SUNY GEN ED Mathematics
3 ANT101, ANT103, ANT105, ECO201, ECO202, PSC101, PSC102, PSC103, PSY101 or SOC101

SUNY GEN ED The Arts, SUNY GEN ED Foreign Language or SUNY GEN ED Humanities

(Other than English)

3 HIS103 or HIS104
1 Health and Wellness
Second Semester
3 ENG102 - ENG110
3 Liberal Arts and Sciences
3 ANT101, ANT103, ANT105, ECO201, ECO202, PSC101, PSC102, PSC103, PSY101 or SOC101
3 Humanities(Other than English) - See Note 1
3 HIS100, HIS101, or HIS102
1 Health and Wellness
Recommended Second Year
Third Semester
3-4 SUNY GEN ED Natural Science lab science
3 SUNY GEN ED English (200 Level)
9 Liberal Arts and Sciences
3 Electives
Fourth Semester
3 Mathematics or Science
3 200 - level English 
3 Liberal Arts and Sciences
4 Electives


  1. Humanities electives include courses from ART, ASL, CHN, FRN, GRM, HUM 180, HUM 190, MUS, PHI, SPA, SPH and THR.  


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