WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College
Associate in Arts Degree
Academic Advisor(s): WH-Pusz (A-H), Freeman (I-R), Rogerson (S-Z); WT-Teaff (A-L), DeCaria (M-Z); NM-Craig
This program is designed for those who expect to transfer to a college or university to study in a variety of liberal arts programs, including art, communication, education, English, journalism, library science, philosophy, pre-law, political science, or the social sciences. The curriculum gives students a broad background in liberal arts with an emphasis in the Liberal Arts disciplines.
Upon completion of the program, graduates will be able to:
• Demonstrate knowledge of theories, concepts, and principles relevant to the liberal arts
• Demonstrate a readiness to enter a bachelor degree program with appropriate commitment to attendance, initiative, organization, and interest in the concentration field
• Demonstrate knowledge and skills related to general education competencies for the Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
• Communicate effectively
• Work collaboratively
• Think critically and solve problems
• View issues from a global perspective
• Conduct basic research using computers
• Appreciate literature and the arts
• Live according to conscious values and ethics
Graduates of this program would plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree in a variety of liberal arts disciplines, and may go on to earn an advanced degree.
Total Hours in Program – 64-67
*Concentration electives should be chosen from: Any ART, ENG, ECON, HIST, MUS, SOC, SS, PSYC, or PHIL (3 hours from 3 separate disciplines=9 hours) .
Concentration electives and general electives should be selected in consultation with an advisor and/or the college to which the student intends to transfer.
Refer to Core Requirements for the Associate in Arts Program in the beginning of this section for acceptable core requirements in HUM, HIST, SS, MATH, and SCI. HPE requirements can be fulfilled with any HPE course.
Note: Courses used to fulfill core requirements may not also be used as concentration hours.