Liberal Arts and Science

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will:

  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
  4. Think critically, analyze and understand complex ideas, draw inferences from facts/texts, evaluate and present well-reasoned arguments
  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 and philosophical aspects of
    US and third world cultures
    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 US social life
    6.6.    Demonstrate some proficiency in a foreign language
    Prerequisites: demonstrated eligibility for ENG* 101.
FIRST SEMESTER (15 credits) CREDITS
ENG* 101 must be successfully completed within the first 15 credits of the major.
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Fine Arts Elective
3
English Composition (must be successfully completed within first 15 credits)
3
101, 102, 201, 202, 121, 122 (Choose one)
3
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Liberal Arts Elective
3
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Free Elective plus IDS 100 †
3
SECOND SEMESTER (15-16 credits)
Composition and Literature
3
PHL* __
Philosophy Elective
3
Statistics with Technology OR Higher
3-4
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Social Science Elective
3
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Liberal Arts Elective
3
THIRD SEMESTER (15-16 credits)
PHL* 2__
200-Level Literature Course
3
HIS* __
History Elective
3
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Science Elective
3-4
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Foreign Language Elective I **
3
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Liberal Arts Elective
3
FOURTH SEMESTER (15-16 credits)
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Social Science Elective
3
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Science Elective
3-4
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Fine Arts Elective
3
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Foreign Language Elective II **
3
Liberal Arts Capstone Course
3
Total Credits
61-65
¹ ** If student has three (3) years of a single foreign language in high school, Liberal Arts electives may be substituted.
² Click on the Course# for course description,pre-requisites and additional information.