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Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


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Liberal Studies Certificate



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Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

 

Program Description:

The Liberal Studies Certificate program allows students, with the assistance of an academic advisor, to develop an individualized course of study appropriate to specific education interests or needs. Each Liberal Studies Certificate plan must be approved by the Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs before the student completes the 15th credit. Successful completion of 30 credits, including one math and one English course, is required for graduation. Careful planning in consultation with an academic advisor is essential to a well-balanced and meaningful program of study.

The program’s MassTransfer Option is designed for students who are ready to begin college-level coursework and wish to enroll in an affordable program that can lead to a bachelor’s degree. Through the Commonwealth’s MassTransfer Program, students can complete their general education requirements at Middlesex and, if accepted at a Massachusetts state university or the University of Massachusetts, the entire 34-credit MassTransfer Block is guaranteed to transfer and apply toward the transfer institution’s general education requirements. By taking this core group of courses at Middlesex, students can save thousands of dollars in tuition costs.

  Note : This program is NOT approved for state or federal financial aid.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

Students in the Liberal Studies Certificate program pursue a variety of career and transfer options after graduation. Careful planning with career and academic/transfer counselors at MCC is essential.

Helpful Hints:

Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor early to explore degree-completion and transfer options.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of Liberal Studies programs are prepared to:

  • Use knowledge acquired at MCC as a foundation for continued study and/or practical application;
  • Interpret and analyze information in order to engage in critical thinking and problem solving;
  • Communicate, use information, and employ technology effectively;
  • Communicate an understanding of the world from a global perspective;
  • Demonstrate social responsibility within the college community;
  • Demonstrate the capacity for on-going personal and professional development.

 

Liberal Studies Certificate


  • ENG 101 - English Composition I 3
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  • MAT___ Mathematics Elective*3 or

  • Science Elective 3

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  • Social Science* 3 or

  • Behavioral Science Elective 3

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  • Elective 3

  • Elective 3

  • Elective 3

  • Elective 3

  • Elective 3

  • Elective 3

  • Elective 3

Total Credits: 30


 *Fundamentals of Math MAT 060 or completion of less than 8 Modules in Preparation for College Math will not satisfy Math/Science elective requirement in the Liberal Studies Certificate program.

MassTransfer Option


Total Credits: 34-35


*Must be above MAT 100

Admission Prerequisites: Current scores on the college placement testing that show readiness for ENG 101, MAT 100, and a reading score of 75

Note: Students may need to enroll in at least one math course that will NOT meet the Liberal Studies Certificate MassTransfer Option program requirements.

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