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PART-TIME PATHWAYS (3 to 5 years) are available for most degrees. To qualify to take college-level classes, some students may be required to take college preparation classes first.

YEAR ONE – FALL

Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
ENG101 English Composition I 3 ☑
PSY101
SOC101
ANT101
Behavioral Science Elective*
Choose 1
3
HIS121 World Civilization I 3 ☑ FALL, IL, GA
LIT271 World Literature I 3 ☑ FALL, PP
MAT122
MAT125
Math Elective*
Choose 1
3 ☑ QR
CREDITS: 15

YEAR ONE – SPRING

Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
ENG102 English Composition II 3 ☑
PSY101
SOC101
ANT101
Behavioral Science Elective
Choose 1
3
HIS122 World Civilization II 3 SPRING
LIT271 World Literature II 3 SPRING
BIO103/104 Human Nutrition & Health 4 ☑ SCI
CREDITS: 15

YEAR TWO – FALL

Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
PHI101
THE101
SPN 111
Fine & Perf Arts/Foreign Lang/Phil & Rel Elective*
Choose 1
3 *THE101 FALL only
ERS125 Environmental Issues 4 FALL
MUS112
SOC204
GOV102
Liberal Arts Elective*
Choose 1
3
ART104
PHI204
COM112
Liberal Arts Elective*
Choose 1
3
REL101
SOC208
SPN111
Free Elective*
Choose 1
3
CREDITS: 16

YEAR TWO – SPRING

Course Title Credits Milestone Pre-req Schedule tips
MUS112
SOC204
GOV102
Liberal Arts Elective*
Choose 1
3
ART104
PHI204
COM112
Liberal Arts Elective*
Choose 1
3
REL101
SOC208
SPN111
Free Elective*
Choose 1
3
REL 101
SOC 208
SPN 111
Free Elective*
Choose 1
3
PHI101
THE101
SPN 111
Fine & Perf Arts/Foreign Lang/Phil & Rel Elective*
Choose 1
3
CREDITS: 15

TOTAL CREDITS:60-61

Program Snapshot

A degree in liberal arts will give you a solid foundation in critical thinking, critical reading, research, and communications. An associate of arts degree can be a springboard into the working world, or a meaningful milestone on your journey toward a college degree. You can complete your first two years at Northern Essex and then transfer to a four-year school.
Offers maximum flexibility for:

  • Completing general education requirements to Transfer to a 4-year college
  • Students who are exploring of their major

Courses are available days, nights, and online.

Helpful Hints

Course requirements with an asterisk (*) may be satisfied by choosing one of the three courses listed in the left-side bar.

All students must satisfy the five course skills to graduate: IL, GA, PP, QR, and SCI.

If you are using this degree to eventually transfer to a 4-year college or university, the sooner you decide on what schools you might transfer to, the easier it will be to choose electives that transfer. Discuss this with your adviser.

If you are not taking 5 classes per semester, plan to take the courses listed as Spring or Fall in the semester they are offered.

Milestone Courses

Milestone courses are the most important for success in the program, should be taken in the sequence shown, and may require certain grades or other outcomes for your continued progress toward graduation. They may also cover most, or all the six core skills required for graduation.

Disclaimer

You are encouraged to use this pathway checklist with an advisor as a worksheet when planning your progress toward a degree or certificate. This checklist is not your academic transcript and it is not official notification of completion of degree or certificate requirements.

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