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Courses & Requirements

The associate in arts degree in Liberal Arts is designed to give students the knowledge, skills and abilities to make sound judgments, to reach reasoned conclusions and to express themselves confidently and effectively. It also offers a course of study appropriate for students who plan to transfer to a four-year educational institution. A minimum of 62 credit hours are required for graduation.

Starting in the fall of 2014, any student enrolled in an associate degree program who is new to NECC and has no academic history at the college, must take at least one course designated as intensive in each of NECC’s six core academic skills in order to graduate. In most cases, the program’s core required courses include these intensive courses. Plan to see an advisor for more complete information about this graduation requirement.

Courses Credits Comments
ENG101 English Composition I 3  
ENG102 English Composition II 3 Prerequisite
Courses Credits Comments
Behavioral Science Electives 6  
History & Government Electives 6  
Fine & Performing Arts/Foreign
Language/Philosophy & Religion Electives
Literature Electives 6  
Math Electives 3/4 MAT111 or higher
Science Electives 8 Must be 2 lab science courses
Liberal Arts Electives 12
Free Electives 9