The Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum has been designed to be flexible and also allows students who change career choices, decide to explore new career choices or who have transferred credits from other schools to put together a program of liberal arts study for transfer to a four-year school. The Liberal Arts and Sciences program is also appropriate for students wishing to earn a high school equivalency diploma while enrolled in college; however, financial aid is not available to students in this situation.
The program has been designed to provide balance and breadth in the structured portion of the curriculum so that students are exposed to the major discipline areas within the traditional liberal arts. Latitude exists through liberal arts elective selection to explore various disciplines and complete an associate’s degree.
Program Goals and Objectives
- Create capstone course and digital portfolio system.
- Create suggested tracks for LAS majors intending to transfer.
- Track retention and transfer to other programs from LAS.
Lily Stafford ‘20
One thing I particularly like about the Liberal Arts & Sciences program is the wide variety of classes to choose from. Being able to explore classes from different divisions has helped me narrow down what I want to study as I go on to earn my bachelor’s degree. It also provided the opportunity to get to know more students as well as professors, and in turn helped me make connections throughout the school community. Choosing Niagara County Community College (NCCC) allowed me more time to figure out which path to take at an affordable price. I plan to attend The University of South Florida to obtain my bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing.
The assessment of student learning outcomes is not only a key indicator of program effectiveness, it is also one of the standards of excellence identified by the Middle States Commission (Standard 5) and is required through the SUNY assessment initiative.
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