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Liberal Arts & Sciences Department Overview


Get a Great Start and Transferable Credits
If you are college-bound and looking for the best place to begin your new journey, earning an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences from South Central College is a great start. Take advantage of all that a community college has to offer by doing your first 2 years of college here and transferring to a 4-year college later. By completing the first two years of a four-year degree at South Central College, you will experience the many benefits of a community college, including:

  • Expert instruction
  • Individualized attention
  • Small class sizes
  • Lower tuition rates
  • Academic advising help with course selection
  • Professional transfer assistance
  • College readiness support in math, reading and writing
  • Opportunities to engage, learn and grow

Our contemporary course content, based on the classic liberal arts and sciences tradition, offers students abundant class choices in the ten required course goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer curriculum.

In addition to meeting the requirements of your AA degree, the credits you earn at South Central College are transferable to all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) schools through the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum agreement and to most four-year colleges and universities outside of Minnesota. Get a great start on your future at SCC!

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas:

  • Communications
  • Critical Thinking
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
  • History & Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Humanities & Fine Arts
  • Human Diversity
  • Global Perspective
  • Ethical & Civic Responsibility
  • People & the Environment

Courses are available in the following disciplines:

 Our flexible scheduling and many course offerings are especially appealing, when exploring classes that may include courses in the following areas:

  • Math and Science
  • Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • English

Liberal Arts & Sciences Majors