Associates in Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts Degree

Liberal Arts at Clermont encompasses the humanities and social sciences disciplines, such as languages, literature, history, art, philosophy, psychology sociology, economics, as well as physics and geography. Students who are curious, comfortable with complex questions, and enjoying writing, reading and discussing are well-suited to the Liberal Arts major.

Faculty in Liberal Arts disciplines teach the Introduction to Liberal Arts and Sophomore Seminar courses, both designed to examine the ways in which liberal arts disciplines address complex human questions. Most Liberal Arts courses also satisfy general education requirements; advisors can help students determine which courses they need.

The Liberal Arts degree is designed for transition to many programs in the McMicken College of Arts and Science at the University of Cincinnati. Students in these programs can go on to graduate or professional school.

 


Liberal Arts

What is Liberal Arts?

The associate degree in liberal arts provides students with the broad educational foundation needed for pursuing a baccalaureate degree in a variety of disciplines. The liberal arts are the foundation of many professional educations and executive careers because they help develop critical, analytical and creative thinking skills.

Liberal arts is a very broad field of study that can accommodate people of widely varied aptitudes and interests. It may be especially suited for students who have many interests and high curiosity about the world around them.

Career Possibilities

A liberal arts major is not limited to one specific vocation. Its aim is to teach students to think critically, analytically and creatively. It educates students in clear, coherent communication skills, both oral and written. It broadens understanding and enhances ethical decision-making. It also prepares students to learn vocational or technical skills easily and quickly. It is the foundation on which executive careers are built.

A liberal arts background is quite useful for pursuing a career in law, medicine, marketing, advertising, insurance, editing and publishing, journalism, sales, teaching or any of the increasingly complex technological industries that demand well-educated professionals.

Minoring in Liberal Arts

Students who are enrolled in a two-year transitional degree program will spend most of their classroom time acquiring the foundational courses for a four-year baccalaureate. Generally, they will select a minor when they transfer to a four-year institution.

Students may also chose to add the writing or diversity certificate as part of their associate degree program.

For specific details on adding a certificate, please contact Enrollment Services, (513) 732-5319.

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UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. UC Clermont College is relatively small and has a low faculty to student ratio. Small class size and personal interaction with the faculty create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, UC Clermont’s tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study.

First year students will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect admission; however, the results are essential for proper placement in classes. Students must complete the placement test before they may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

To transfer to UC, students should be in good academic standing at the college or university last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and students may start any semester, provided their transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester they wish to attend.

Those who have not taken college-level mathematics or English will need to take the placement test. (Unless they have English AP credit.)

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices (including ours, (513) 732-5319. We urge students to see their advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on their degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details, or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years

Location

UC Clermont & UC East

Contact

Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319
Enrollment Services
clermont.admissions@uc.edu