Liberal Arts: General Emphasis

Transfer Major

Decisions on the transferability of courses are made by the four-year colleges and differ from school to school. Students enrolled in this major should contact the Transfer Services Office early in their academic program to determine which courses will transfer to the college of their choice.

Department of Language & Literature
Penn 105 • Phone (215) 968-8150
Curriculum Code No. 1002

This major is designed for the student who seeks a general education while broadly exploring the liberal arts course areas in the social and behavioral sciences, humanities, and/or science, and mathematics prior to commitment to a specific major. The program will provide a strong training in written and oral expression and an introduction to mathematics and science.

Liberal Arts: General Emphasis is for students who

  • intend to transfer to four-year colleges in the liberal arts;
  • need to explore the liberal arts areas prior to a commitment to a specific major;
  • need pre-major work in law, medicine, journalism, business, or other career fields; and
  • need or want to maximize acceptance of general education courses by transfer colleges.

Students in the liberal arts customarily prepare for transfer to bachelor degree majors which may lead to careers in government, education, business, industry, public relations, or journalism.

NOTE: Many transfer insitutions require some knowledge of a foreign language, either for admission or to complete a degree. This requirement varies from one semester to two years of study at the college level (or equivalent). Students planning to transfer should be aware of any foreign language requirements that may affect their acceptance into certain colleges or programs.

Liberal Arts: General Emphasis Program of Study Learning Outcomes:

Graduates of this program are able to

  • demonstrate the competencies described in the BCCC Core Curriculum.

NOTE: Only some colleges will accept American Sign Language to satisfy the foreign language requirement.

Degree Course Requirements

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking L,3
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,L,1
3
COMP111
English Composition II L,2
3
PHIL125
Basic Problems in Philosophy
3
Arts G 3
College Level Mathematics A,B or Science C 3
Cultural Perspectives D 3
Electives K 10
Foreign Language 3
OR
Humanities
(HUMN111, HUMN112, HUMN113, HUMN114, HUMN120)
3
History (any HIST course) 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge J,L,4
3
Literature E 6
Mathematics A (College level) 3
Personal Health H 2
Science C 3
Social/Behavioral Science I 3
Social Perspectives F 3
Total Credit Hours 60

Recommended Semester Sequence

The recommended course sequence is designed for full-time students who average 15 credit hours per semester. Students may need more time to complete major requirements based on placement testing. This additional time will entail some adjustments to the sequence recommended.

First Semester

Course Credits
COMM110
Effective Speaking L,3
3
COMP110
English Composition I A,L,1
3
College Level Mathematics A or Science B 3
Elective K 3
Foreign Language 3
OR
Humanities (HUMN111, HUMN112, HUMN113, HUMN114, HUMN120) 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Second Semester

Course Credits
COMP111
English Composition II L,2
3
Electives K 4
Mathematics A (College level) 3
Personal Health H 2
Science C 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Third Semester

Course Credits
Arts G 3
Cultural Perspectives D 3
PHIL125
Basic Problems in Philosophy
3
Literature E 3
Social Perspectives F 3
Total Credit Hours 15

Fourth Semester

Course Credits
Elective K 3
History (any HIST course) 3
INTG285
Integration of Knowledge J,L,4
3
Literature E 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences I 3
Total Credit Hours 15

A Placement testing required.
B Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen except MATH090, MATH095, MATH103, MATH110 or MGMT120.
C Any science course may be chosen except CHEM100 or EDUC150.
D Any of the following may be chosen: FCUL110, HIST111, HIST112, HIST151, HIST152 or any Foreign Language course.
E Any LITR course may be chosen except LITR262,LITR264.
F Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen except MGMT100.
G Any of the following may be chosen: VAFA191, VAFA192, VAFA193, VAFA194, VACV141, VACV142, COMT101, MUSC101, MUSC105.
H Consult the list of courses approved for this subcategory. Any course may be chosen.
I Any ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC or SOCI course may be chosen.
J Any INTG course may be chosen.
K Pre-college level courses do not meet this requirement.
L Course requires prerequisite.

1 Satisfies College Writing Level I.
2 Satisfies College Writing Level II.
3 Satisfies Creative Expression.
4 Satisfies Writing Intensive requirement.

Completion of non-degree major is not available in this program.
Credits exceeding the required minimum cannot be used to satisfy required credits in other course requirements.