Sometimes students enter East Central College without knowing what they would like to study or pursue as a career. For these individuals, ECC offers a general studies transfer degree program called AA.LIBERALSTUDIES.
Program of Study
This program of study is for a full-time student; part-time study is also available. Please contact an academic advisor for full course options. For the most current academic schedule (which is subject to change), visit the college Web site at www.eastcentral.edu.
The General Education Requirements for the Associate of Arts Degree:
East Central College offers a 42 credit hour general education block of coursework that satisfies the Missouri Department of Higher Education general education model. In meeting this standard, students graduating from ECC with an AA degree and transferring to a public baccalaureate institution in Missouri will enter the transfer institution at the junior level and will have satisfied the lower division general education requirement. Students completing their AA degree and transferring to public baccalaureate institutions are assured full acceptance of the general education coursework.
Students in the liberal studies associate of arts transfer program may select electives to complete the 64-credit hour requirement. The choice of electives should be based on their areas of interest or the transfer institution’s specific requirements. As students consider their options, they should also keep in mind that the choice of electives is an important opportunity to transfer coursework that fulfills the baccalaureate school’s requirements for the first two years of study.
The General Education Common Learning Objectives (CLO) - 42 hours
- Foundation Seminar (FS-CLO) - 1 hours
- Communication Common Learning Objective (C-CLO) - 12 hours
- Creative/Critical Thinking Common Learning Objective (CCT-CLO) - 17 hours
- Ethics & Social Responsibility (ESR-CLO) - 12 hours
Program Electives - 22 hours
Total Associate of Arts Degree-Liberal Studies - (64 hours)
Effective Fall 2015- The following programs have transitioned to the General Education Common Learning Objectives:
- Liberal Studies (AA.LIBERALSTUDIES)-Students must complete the General Education (CLO) 42 hour block plus 21 additional hours of college level coursework.