WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College



WVNCC | West Virginia Northern Community College

Associate in Arts Degree
General Concentration
CIP: 240101


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 knowledge and skills related to general education competencies for the Associate in Arts degree, including the ability to:
          - Communicate effectively in oral and written formats.
          - Employ or utilize information access and literacy skills.
          - Demonstrate problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
          - Employ mathematical and science reasoning skills.
          - Acquire a cultural, artistic, and global perspective.
          - Demonstrate professional and human relations skills.

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.