Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Natural Science Course Sequence)

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Associate in Arts Degree Program is designed especially for students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a major in such fields as English, science, mathematics, history, philosophy, languages, geography, political science, journalism, or social science. The program provides a comprehensive two-year undergraduate foundation that is tailored to meet the requirements of the University of Connecticut (UConn), Connecticut State Universities (CSU), and others. Students may also choose the Ethnic Studies course sequence or the Mathematics and Natural Science course sequence.

A unique feature of Capital’s Liberal Arts and Sciences degree program is the required capstone course (IDS 250), which brings together a team of teachers from a variety of disciplines to lead students in an investigation of a provocative topic.

Students selecting Liberal Arts and Sciences as a major and have 30 or fewer credits may be eligible to enroll in the Guaranteed Admissions Program with UConn. Students with 15 or fewer credits may enroll in the Dual Admissions Program at Central, Eastern, Southern or Western Connecticut State University.

The Mathematics and Natural Science Course Sequence is a variation on the Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree and prepares students to succeed in a baccalaureate program in mathematics and natural science. This course sequence includes several mathematics and science courses traditionally completed by undergraduates in their freshman and sophomore years.

NOTE: Successful completion of this sequence earns a degree in Liberal Arts; there is no Mathematics and Natural Science degree.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively in writing, and orally
  2. Utilize current communication technology
  3. Reason scientifically and/or quantitatively and apply mathematical and/or scientific principles to the inquiry process
    • 3.1 Demonstrate an understanding of good laboratory practice
  4. Think critically, analyze and understand complex ideas, draw inferences from facts/texts, evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments
    • 4.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between theoretical concepts and practical problems in mathematics and the natural sciences
    • 4.2 Demonstrate an understanding of problem solving using mathematics
  5. Demonstrate the ability to conduct and document meaningful research
  6. Develop a global perspective on today’s world
    • 6.1 Understand the major artistic, literary, scientific, and philosophical aspects of western and non-western societies
    • 6.2 Recognize the major historical and political events of western and non-western societies
    • 6.3 Understand the concept of culture
    • 6.4 Recognize differences and relationships among cultures
    • 6.5 Recognize the role of ethnic diversity in U.S. social life
    • 6.6 Demonstrate some proficiency in a foreign language
    • 6.7 Recognize the role mathematics and science play in shaping contemporary society

Prerequisites: Student must demonstrate eligibility for ENG* 101, be enrolled in, completed, or placed out of MAT* 137

FIRST SEMESTER (17-18 Credits)
IDS 105 College Success Course 3
† ENG* 101 Composition (must be successfully 3 completed within first 15 credits) 3
HIS* 101, 102, 201, 202, 121, 122 (Choose one) 3
MAT* 186 Pre Calculus 4
 CHE* 121 General Chemistry I 4
† ENG* 102 Composition and Literature  3
PHL* ___ Philosophy Elective  3
MAT* 254 Calculus I  4
___ ___ Social Science Elective  3
CHE* 122 General Chemistry II  4
† ENG* 2__ 200-Level Literature Course  3
 HIS* ___ History Elective  3
 MAT* 256 Calculus II  4
 ___ ___ Foreign Language Elective I **  3
 ___ ___ Fine Arts Elective  3
 ___ ___ Social Science Elective  3
 ___ ___ Science Elective (BIO* 211 OR CHE* 213/CHE*213L 4 OR PHY* 121)  4
 ___ ___ Fine Arts Elective  3
 ___ ___ Foreign Language Elective II **  3
 † IDS* 250 Liberal Arts Capstone Course 3  3
The symbol (†) indicates a prerequisite needs to be met
 ** If student has three (3) years of a single foreign language in high school, the following courses are recommended.
BIO* 212 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHE*214/CHE* 214L Principles of Organic ChemistryII & Lab 4
PHY* 122 General Physics II 4


John Christie
Program Coordinator
Liberal Arts & Sciences
Room 1117
(860) 906-5190

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