The Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree curriculum includes courses in the foundations of psychology, history, social service, and the appreciation of the arts, literature and Spanish. Completion of these course enables students to transfer to a four-year college and pursue a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts. Student can choose any one of the following eight concentrations within the degree in order to satisfy individual career interests:

The general education core for this degree complies with guidelines of the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).

 General Education Requirements (48)Credit Hours
ENG 160Composition I4
ENG 162Composition II4
ENG 165Speech4
MAT 200Finite Mathematics OR4
MAT 225**Introductory Statistics4
BIO 102Human Biology OR4
BIO 108Anatomy and Physiology I4
CHM 115Basic Chemistry OR4
PHY 103Earth Science4
HUM 204Music Appreciation OR4
HUM 205History and Appreciation of Art4
PHI 220Ethics OR4
ENG 203American Culture and Literature4
SPA 222The Hispanic-American Experience through Literature4
HIS 105Survey of U.S. History from 1865 to Present OR4
HIS 104Survey of U.S. History to 1865 OR 
PSC 103American Government and Politics4
PSY 101General Psychology4
PSY 210*Child Psychology OR SOC 101** Introduction to Sociology4