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Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Liberal Arts Requirements

Liberal Arts credits can be completed in several disciplines including the Humanities, Social Sciences/History and Natural Science/Mathematics. In addition, most General Education credits will help to fulfill this category. The amount of liberal arts credits required depends on the degree sought as shown below:

Liberal Arts Credit Requirements

Degree Credit Requirements
Associate in Arts 45 liberal arts credits
Associate in Science 30 liberal arts credits
Bachelor of Arts 90 liberal arts credits
Bachelor of Science 60 liberal arts credits

Examples of Liberal Arts Courses

The following subjects are usually classified as Liberal Arts:

Humanities
Art
Advanced Writing
Communication
Dance
Film
Foreign Languages
Journalism
Literature
Music
Philosophy
Photography
Religion
Speech
Theater
Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Environmental Sciences
Geology
Mathematics
Meteorology
Physics
Social Sciences
Anthropology
Archaeology
Economics
Geography
History
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

Examples of Courses That Do NOT Meet Liberal Arts Requirements

Accounting
Allied Health
Aviation
Business Law
Computer Science
Data Processing
Education
Electronics
Engineering/Engineering Technology
Finance
Fire Science
Health Education
Health Services
Home Economics
Insurance
Library Science
Management of Human Resources
Marketing
Nursing
Operations Management
Radiologic Technology
Radio-Television
Real Estate
Recreation
Rehabilitation Services
Secretarial Science
Social Work
Technical Services

Please Note: These lists are provided only as a guide. They do not represent all liberal arts courses, nor do they ensure that every course listed will be assigned as such.