Jun 23, 2024  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-22 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2021-22 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Liberal Studies

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Associate in Science

Bedford Campus and Lowell Campus - Day and Evening

Program Description:

The Liberal Studies Associate in Science degree program is a flexible program, allowing students to explore a variety of subject areas. With its generous elective options, this program not only allows students to design their own area concentrations, but also can accommodate the diverse academic experiences that many students have prior to attending Middlesex.

The program  provides the broadest range of electives of any at the college; students can tailor a degree program to meet their individual needs.

Career and Transfer Outlook:

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

Due to its open and flexible structure, this program is not designed to meet MassTransfer or other transfer requirements. However, with careful planning with career and academic/transfer counselors at MCC the program could be tailored to satisfy MassTransfer or other transfer requirements.

Helpful Hints:

Students should begin their Middlesex experience by taking the foundation-level courses (English and mathematics) prior to, or along with, their electives. Writing and mathematics are fundamental to every subsequent course that students experience in the Liberal Studies program.

It is also recommended that students sample courses from a variety of discipline areas each semester, rather than focusing on the areas they are most interested in at the beginning of their studies and leaving the courses they find less interesting until the end of their program coursework.

Program Outcomes:

Graduates of Liberal Studies programs are prepared to:

  • Use knowledge acquired at MCC as a foundation for continued study and/or practical applications;
  • 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.

Required Courses

Total Credits: 60-61

**If math, must be MAT 120 or above

♦ Fulfills the Core Curriculum

Note: Additional coursework may be required based on college placement testing. Students are urged to meet with their academic advisor for proper course sequencing.

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