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Liberal Arts

Associate in Arts -  General Concentration Department

The information below applies to students entering the program in fall 2017 and spring 2018. For the most accurate program requirements for your catalog year, please log in to BHCC Self Service to review your specific program requirements. Any questions? Prospective students should go to bhcc.edu/admissions and contact an admissions counselor. Current students should stop by or contact the LifeMap Commons on the Charlestown Campus - E-Building, Room E-235; Phone 617-228-2230 or email academicadvising@bhcc.mass.edu from your BHCC email.
Course Title Course Number Semester Taken Credits Prerequisites
General Education Courses
College Writing I ENG111 3 ENG095 and ESL098 or RDG095 or placement
College Writing II ENG112 3 ENG111
Individual and Society From Area 2 3
World View From Area 3 3
Quantitative Thought From Area 4 3 MAT097 or placement
Science and Technology From Area 5 4
Humanities From Area 6 3
Behavioral Science Elective Semester III 3
Social Science Elective Semester III 3
Lab Science Elective Semester III 4
Humanities Elective Semester II 3
Literature Elective Semester III 3 pre/co-req ENG111
Learning community or Elective see note* Semester I 3
Elective Semester III 3
Elective Semester II 3
Elective Semester III 3
Elective Semester IV 3
Elective Semester IV 3
Elective Semester IV 3
Elective Semester IV 3
Total Credits 62
Last Modified Date: May 4, 2017

Additional Information

Division: Humanities and Learning Communities

Department: General Concentration

Degree Type: Associate in Arts

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*Note: New degree-seeking students enrolled in 9 credits or more must take a Learning Community Seminar or a Learning Community Cluster within their first year.

Students should consult their intended transfer institution to determine appropriate electives for this program. A two-semester language sequence is recommended for two of the electives.

Concentration Overview

This concentration prepares students who have not yet chosen a major field of study to transfer to four-year colleges or universities. The college encourages students to take electives in disciplines in which they may major at a four-year institution. Graduates of this concentration may qualify to transfer using benefits of MassTransfer to a four-year state college or University of Massachusetts campus.

For current information on eligible programs, visit www.mass.edu/masstransfer.

Career Outlook

Graduates of this concentration qualify for a variety of careers depending upon the chosen major. A bachelor’s degree is the usual minimum requirement for entry into most fields. Graduate work may be necessary, as well.

  • Describe the interaction of history, culture, literature, economics, and science as studied within a broad liberal arts curriculum.
  • Demonstrate skills as critical thinkers, readers, and writers.
  • Demonstrate competence in basic computer use.

Students enrolling in this degree program can earn World Studies Emphasis certification simultaneously.