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Liberal Arts


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Program Overview

If you are interested in liberal arts and want to gain a strong humanities foundation before transferring to a four-year school, NECC’s Associate Degree in Liberal Arts is right for you. By completing NECC’s Associate Degree in Liberal Arts, you will gain solid skills in critical reading, critical thinking, research, and communications. The program is designed to give you the knowledge and ability to make sound judgments, reach reasoned conclusions, and express yourself confidently and effectively. Upon completion of the program, you will be prepared to transfer to a four-year college or university to continue your studies and pursue your desired career.

Career Opportunities

A degree in liberal arts studies can open up a diverse range of career opportunities. Employers increasingly seek workers who possess the types of skills you will learn – like critical thinking, problem solving, and effective communication.

Additional Opportunities

Northern Essex offers a variety of extracurricular activities for students of all fields. If you would like to get involved, consider joining one of the college’s many clubs and organizations. You can also take advantage of numerous career workshops to help you succeed in college and in your career.

Getting Started

Ready to get started? It’s easy! Northern Essex has an open admissions policy, which means that if you have a high school diploma or GED/HiSet or other state-approved equivalency credential, you are eligible to enroll at NECC. Just fill out an application, attend an orientation/assessment session, and then register for classes.

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