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 seven (7) 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)

REQUIREMENTS               CREDIT HOURS

General Education Requirements 48
ENG 160 Composition I (4)
ENG 162 Composition II (4)
ENG 165 Speech (4)
MAT 200 Finite Mathematics OR MAT 225** Introductory Statistics (4)
BIO 102 Human Biology OR BIO 108 Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
CHM 115 Basic Chemistry OR

PHY 103 Earth Science

(4)
HUM 204 Music Appreciation OR HUM 205 History and Appreciation of Art (4)
PHI 220 Ethics OR any unduplicated Humanities or Fine Arts course (4)
SPA 222 The Hispanic-American Experience through Literature (4)
HIS 105 Survey of U.S. History from 1865 to Present OR HIS 104 Survey of U.S. History to 1865 OR PSC 103 American Government and Politics (4)
PSY 101 General Psychology (4)
PSY 210* Child Psychology OR SOC 101 ** Introduction to Sociology (4)
*Required for Early Childhood Education.
**Required for the Social Work degree and highly recommended for Addiction Studies.
Concentration Requirements Credit Hours
Concentration #1: Interdisciplinary Choose any three courses*** 12
***Courses below ENG 160 and below MAT 160
do not count for Concentration #1.
Concentration #2: Psychology 12
Any three Psychology courses at 200 Level (12)
Concentration #3: Social Service 12
SWK 200 Introduction to Social Work  (4)
SWK 305 Ethics & Values in Social Work (4)
SWK 315 Human Behavior and Social Environment I (4)
Concentration #4: Child Development 12
ECE101 Introduction to Early Childhood (4)
ECE 221 The Exceptional Child (4)
ECE 225 Language Acquisition and Language Arts for Young Children (4)
Concentration #5: Addictions Studies Not offered
Concentration #6: Spanish 12
SPA 201 Grammar and Composition for Bilinguals (4)
SPA 202 Advanced Composition (4)
SPA 250 Hispanic American Literature/Contemporary Fiction (4)
Concentration #7: Computer Information Systems 12
CIS 110 Introduction to Object Oriented Programming OR CIS 130 Microcomputer Hardware Systems (4)
Any two CIS 200 Level courses (8)
Concentration #8: Science Not offered
Concentration #9: Criminal Justice 12
CRJ 201 Criminal Justice in the United States (4)
CRJ 205 Corrections Systems and Services (4)
CRJ 211 Juvenile Justice OR CRJ 215 Procedures in Criminal Law (4)
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS/COURSES 60