University of Pittsburgh BradfordAcademics
Liberal Studies - AA

Program Name: Liberal Studies

Program Designation: A.A.

Program Contact: Sue Gleason

Academic Division: Behavioral and Social Sciences

Program Description:

Is a two-year degree what you need to capture that next job or promotion?  Perhaps you’re a displaced factory worker trying to find your way in a tough job market. Our two-year program in liberal studies has you in mind.

As a liberal studies major, you’ll take courses in a wide variety of areas: History. The arts. Business. Behavioral science like psychology or sociology. And, some electives that you will find fun and interesting.

When you have your associate’s degree, you are more employable, and even a better choice for promotion. Get that new or better job. Or, use it as a stepping stone toward a bachelor’s degree. You’ll be half way there with a liberal studies degree.  

What you can do with a degree in Liberal Studies. Suggested 2-year plan of study.

Arts and Letters (9 cr)
Must include at least one course in literature and at least one course in the creative, fine, and performing arts.
Literature (GE: Literature)
Creative, Fine, and Performing Arts (GE: Arts)
Foreign Languages (GE: Language)

Behavioral, Economic, and Political Sciences (9 cr)
Courses must be selected from three different disciplines (i.e. sociology, psychology, and political science) representing at least two different categories (i.e. behavioral science, economics, and political science).
Behavioral Sciences (GE: Behavioral Sciences)
Economics (GE: Economics)
Political Science (GE: Political Science)

History, Culture, and Philosophical Inquiry (9 cr)
Selections must include at least one non-Western category course.
History (GE: History)
Cultures (GE: Cultures)
Philosophical Inquiry (GE: Philosophy)

Physical, Life, and Computational Sciences (10 cr)
Selections must include one course in physical sciences and one course in life sciences, one of which must have a lab.
Physical Sciences (GE: Physical Sciences)
Life Sciences (GE: Life Sciences)
Computational Sciences (GE: Computational Sciences)

Competencies
Must include the following courses:

General Electives (14 cr)
Choose any four or five courses.

TOTAL CREDIT REQUIREMENT:  60

Additional Information:

Online and evening courses are available. Students my enroll part-time or full-time.