Professional Option Transfer Program

Degree offered

Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences (Professional Option)

Credits required 61

Dean Joanne Preston

Program contact Deborah Lawton, Coordinator of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Professor of English, ext. 2508

Program Goals Statement

The Liberal Arts and Sciences program provides a comprehensive and rigorous foundation for students who plan to transfer to complete a Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in the liberal arts disciplines or to pursue professional studies. The program values lifelong learning for success of the individual as well as the community.

Student Learning Outcomes

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Choosing Electives

Select electives from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

After BCC

BCC participates in the statewide MassTransfer program and has developed many program-to-program transfer articulation agreements which guarantee admission and credit transfer. For a complete listing of eligible MassTransfer programs and current BCC articulation agreements, visit the Transfer Affairs Web site at www.BristolCC.edu/transfer

Degree Requirements

General Courses

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:10

Choose one two-course sequence

HST 111The West and the World I

3 credits

And

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 113United States History to 1877

3 credits

And

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:6

Elective Courses – Global Awareness – Choose one from the following

SOC 101Principles of Sociology

3 credits

SOC 212The Sociology of Social Problems

3 credits

SOC 252The Sociology of Human Relations

3 credits

SSC 217Technology and Society

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Elective Courses – Multicultural Perspective – Choose one

Total Credit Hours:3

May also be met by Behavioral/Social Science or Humanities elective

Elective Courses - Quantitative/Symbolic Reasoning – Choose from the following

MTH 119 or higher, excluding MTH 151

Elective Courses -Technical Literacy – Choose from the following

ART 251Photography II: Digital

3 credits

ART 260Computer Graphics

3 credits

CIS 110Basic Computing Skills

3 credits

CIS 111Introduction to Business Information Systems

3 credits

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

- waived for students who have successfully completed at least two (2) online courses

Elective Courses - Choose two Behavioral/Social Science, one Humanities, and two Lab Science electives

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Choose courses from Transfer Electives & Elective Recommendations

Elective Courses - Choose 0-6 credits of foreign language courses if needed

Total Credit Hours:0-6

Select courses from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

Requirement completion of a foreign language at the 02 level at BCC or 3 years of a foreign language at the high school level with a “C” average or better)

Program Electives

Select courses from Transfer Electives and Elective Recommendations

Select electives to meet the general education and program guidelines of the desired transfer school(s)

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

COM 101Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3 credits

CSS 101College Success Seminar

1 credit

ENG 101Composition I: College Writing

3 credits

Foreign Language Elective 3 credits

3 credits

History Elective

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

Quan/Sym Reasoning Elective

3 credits

Foreign Language Elective 3 credits

3 credits

Behavioral/Social Science Elective

3 credits

ENG 102Composition II: Writing about Literature

3 credits

And

HST 112The West and the World II

3 credits

Or

HST 114United States History from 1877

3 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - SUMMER

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 3

Global Awareness Elective

3 credits

Multicultural Perspective Elective

3 credits

Technical Literacy Elective

3 credits

Humanities Elective

3 credits

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 4

Lab Science Elective

4 credits

ELECTIVE(S) as required

Electives as needed to complete 60 credits;

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