Liberal Arts Transfer

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Liberal Arts majors are in demand because they are known to comunicate effectively, learn quickly, think critically and independently, and easily adapt to any workplace - mandatory skills for a modern, successful workforce.

Because employers actively recruit candidates with strong liberal arts backgrounds, the Liberal Arts Transfer degree means better jobs at higher pay. Graduates fill positions from finance to public administration, government to recreation, administration to education, and beyond.

The demand for workers with the broad diversity of skills acquired through study of the Liberal Arts grows daily.

An Associate's Degree in Liberal Arts Transfer from WSCC allows students to complete their first two years of college at a far lower cost than at most four-year schools, in a setting that provides smaller classes and more personalized instruction.

Moreover, since Washington State Community College participates in the Ohio Board of Regents Transfer Module (TM) and Transfer Assurance Guide (TAG), systems, TM and TAG hours successfully completed at Washington State Community College can be applied to a degree from any other Ohio state-sponsored college or university, as well as to other institutions with whom WSCC has articulation agreements.

At Washington State students can pursue the liberal arts through a major concentration in any one or more of the following areas:

  • Art
  • Business
  • History
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Program Goals

Graduates of the Liberal Arts program will:

  • Meet the general education requirements of Washington State Community College and be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution as a junior.
  • Demonstrate specific knowledge within their discipline of study through analysis, evaluation and communication of information from within the discipline.
  • Demonstrate methods for critically acquiring and evaluating information, drawing conclusions between and among various disciplines, and defending those conclusions rationally in effective oral and written communications.
  • Apply decision-making processes by synthesizing ideas drawn from broad areas of knowledge.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the world beyond their immediate experience.


Course listings with descriptions of each class may be found in the Washington State Community College Catalog.

The liberal arts transfer program requires core courses in English, speech, math and computer skills, but most courses leading to a major concentration are electives; students can choose the courses that best meet their major concentration. A minimum of 16 credits is required for a major concentration.

Successful completion of the liberal arts transfer curriculum leads to an Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts.

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