Jun 22, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts, A.A.

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The Associate of Arts degree is intended for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate granting institution. Those wishing to transfer to a baccalaureate granting institution and pursue a degree program in Liberal Arts are strongly encouraged to check with their advisor and carefully coordinate their coursework at San Juan College with the requirements of the transfer institution. In general, however, it is suggested that students complete the New Mexico Transfer Module as outlined below. A grade of C or better is required.


*Students should choose the Mathematics course for their AA based upon the degree they plan to pursue at a four-year college or university. The mathematics sequence requires that the student either place directly into MATH 160  or MATH 170  on the Accuplacer OR complete MATH 115  as a prerequisite. Students who place at the MATH 115  level will need to complete 4 additional credit hours of course work. MATH 115  does NOT meet the mathematics general education requirement for an AA.

Laboratory Science: Select 8 credits

Select Lab Science courses for best fit in four-year program.
Students may choose courses from one or more disciplines. Select two from the following:

Social/Behavioral Science: Select 6-9 credits

Minimum of 6 credits. Must have 15 credits total between this area and Humanities and Fine Arts.

Humanities and Fine Arts: Select 6-9 credits

Minimum of 6 credits. Must have 15 credits total between this area and Social/Behavioral Science

Total General Education Requirements: 35

Liberal Arts Degree Requirements

LRNS-111: 3 credits

Physical Education OR Dance: 1 credit

Fine Arts: 3 credits




Sciences or Applied Computer Science: 3-4 credits

One additional science from the following:

Electives: 15 credits

Any course numbered 110 and above. Students transferring to four year schools should carefully consult with their advisors for appropriate classes that can transfer for a specific major to their intended transfer institution.

Total Credits: 60-61

Possible Concentrations

Students wishing to major in one of the following areas should contact the institution to which they are planning to transfer for guidance. That institution can recommend the best mix of courses to meet their  transfer requirements. (These concentrations won’t be reflected on your transcript.)

The following are suggested concentrations for the Associate of Arts Liberal Arts degree: Anthropology, Art, History/Political Science, Music, Sociology, Theatre.

Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Suggested Course Sequence Part-time Students:

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