Liberal Studies

Three students in an American Sign Language class at Central Maine Community College

The Liberal Studies associate in arts degree is designed primarily for individuals who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree.

A core of courses in the program offers students the opportunity to devel­op skills in communication, humanities, social sciences, mathematics and science. Courses taken as electives afford individ­uals an opportunity to explore a variety of academic disciplines.

Students interested in transferring to a four-year college or university should identify the institution and program where they plan to complete their baccalaureate degree. Students are strongly encouraged to work with their academic advisor and the director of placement and transfer services at CMCC to develop a plan of study that will ensure optimal transfer of credits.

Complete your degree on campus, or choose a 100% online option.

Online students enjoy our full support, with access to online tutoring, research help, advising, and financial aid.

Liberal Studies Pathways: See the college catalog for requirements of all pathways.

  • Economics and Public Policy
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
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