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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts & Sciences, AS (LASC-AS)

Location(s): Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck Valley, Northwestern Connecticut, Norwalk, Quinebaug Valley, Three Rivers, Tunxis


CT State Community College Catalog 2023-2024

  • New students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2023 will begin as students of Connecticut State Community College under this catalog. 
  • Continuing students from one of the 12 community colleges will be transitioned into a CT State program in this catalog as of the start of the Fall 2023 term.
  • The policies, courses and programs described are applicable as of the Fall 2023 term and may be updated as circumstances require.

The Liberal Arts and Science Associate in Science degree program provides students with a broad background that prepares them for transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at four-year college or university. Students will take a wide range of courses with an emphasis on fulfilling general education or similar requirements at four-year colleges and universities. The Associate of Science (A.S.) emphasizes courses in the sciences and mathematics.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Communicate clearly and persuasively both in written and oral forms, including in ways that involve and document outside sources. 
  • Analyze literary, artistic or philosophical works of world cultures. 
  • Analyze changes and developments in history, including their causes and effects.
  • Apply social scientific theories to understand human behavior and world events.
  • Use mathematical tools and technology to create mathematical models. 
  • Describe scientific principles and apply them to understand the physical world.
  • Identify the various ways in which diversity exists in our world, such as through analyzing artistic and literary works, historical examples, statistical information, or present-day cases.

Program Courses (30-33 credits)


All courses must be at the 1000 level or above.

  • Choose one additional course in Arts: ART, ARTH, MUS, or THR Credits: 3
  • Choose one additional course in Social/Behavioral Science: Credits: 3
    ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLS, PSYC, SOC, WMS
  • Choose one additional course in Humanities: Credits: 3
    ENG, HIST, PHIL, HUM, COMM, INDS, ARAB, CHNS, FREN, GERM, ITAL, JAPN, LATN, RUSN, SPAN, SGN, ASL
  • Choose TWO additional courses in Science, Mathematics, or Computer Science: Credits: 6-8
    ASTR, BIO, CHEM, CSC, ERTH, ENV, GEOL, MATH, OCEN, PHYS, SCI
  • Choose one additional course in MATH at level 1600 or higher: Credits: 3-4
    MATH 1600 , MATH 1610 , MATH 2600 , MATH 2610  sequence STRONGLY suggested
  • Choose 12 Credits of 1000-level or Above Electives Credits: 12
    Remaining Unrestricted Electives- You should use these credits to take courses that prepare you for requirements in your transfer degree program. You should also consider using unrestricted electives to meet foreign language requirements if you do not already meet the foreign language requirement at your transfer institution.

Total Credits: 62-67


Diversity Requirement


Students must take two courses totaling 6 credits or more designated to meet the CT State Diversity requirements. This requirement can be met with General Education courses and/or with Liberal Arts & Science program courses and electives.