Overview

Liberal Arts is the study of subjects across academic disciplines such as history, literature, mathematics, humanities, and social, natural and physical sciences. You will acquire the essential skills of communication, critical thinking, creative decision making and problem solving,and an appreciation of diverse perspectives in order to be effective personally, professionally, and as a community member.

Completion of the program allows you to transfer with confidence to Baccalaureate programs at four-year colleges and universities.

Why Great Bay?

  • A wide variety of course choices exist for students to explore content areas in arts and sciences.
  • Transfer agreements to a variety of New England colleges and universities.
  • Small class size and individual attention from faculty and advisors.
  • Credentialed faculty with extensive teaching, field, and scholarly experience including research and publications.

Program Course Highlight

This program provides you with a unique course called Introduction to Ethnography. During this course you will explore a variety of career paths and how and why work matters to individuals. This will prepare you to make informed decisions about the major and career path that are right for you.

Career Options

Job Title Average Salary
Archeologist$43,500
English Language & Literature Teacher$70,000
Library Technician$38,500
Sociologist$55,000
Public Relations $59,000

Related Degrees

First Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ENGL110GCollege Composition I404
 Math Elective404-5
CRIT150GCritical Thinking in the Humanities303
ANTH105GIntroduction to Ethnography: The World of Work404
Total Credits15

First Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
ENGL214GIntroduction to Creative Nonfiction303
 Lab Science Elective434
 Math Elective404
 Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303
 Open Elective303
Total Credits17

Liberal Arts electives (American Studies, Art, English, Geography, History, Humanities,
Languages, Math, Natural Resources, Social Sciences, and Sciences) can include three Open
electives, as appropriate to the prerequisite requirements of other programs.
A computer literacy course can be included within the Open Electives area. Electives must
include at least 3 Liberal Arts courses at the 200 level.

Second Year – Fall Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
 Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective303
 Lab Science Elective434
 Social Science Elective303
 200-level Liberal Arts Elective303
 Open Elective303
Total Credits16

Second Year – Spring Semester

Course IDCourseTheoryLabCredits
 Social Science Elective303
 100-level Liberal Arts Elective303
 200-level Liberal Arts Elective303
 200-level Liberal Arts Elective303
 Open Elective303
Total Credits15

Total Overall Credits : 63

Liberal Arts electives (American Studies, Art, English, Geography, History, Humanities, Languages,  Math, Natural Resources, Social Sciences, and Sciences) can include three Open electives, as appropriate to the prerequisite requirements of other programs.

A computer literacy course can be included within the Open Electives area.

Electives must include at least 3 Liberal Arts courses at the 200 level.

Program Outcomes

  • Completion of a degree program based upon the discovery and development of academic interests.
  • Completion of Associate of Arts that prepare students to transfer to specific baccalaureate degrees at four-year institutions.
  • Participation in elective offerings in the Arts and Science disciplines that support intellectual enrichment and continued study in a variety of fields.

Testimonials

“All the hard work I did to get straight A’s didn’t fall under the radar. The faculty and staff at Great Bay encouraged me and wanted me to do even better. It was a positive cycle of being recognized and wanting to be even better. Great Bay has an amazing community, from the doctorate professors to the Advising Center staff. They are caring people who are talented way beyond what I expected.”

David Drouin, GBCC Liberal Arts Graduate

Questions?

Contact an Admissions Representative at (603) 427-7600 ex 7500 or gbadmissions@ccsnh.edu