The mission of the Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts Degree Program is to prepare students for successful transfer to a four-year baccalaureate degree program. To achieve this purpose, the liberal arts program provides students with a broad academic experience in fundamental areas of human knowledge, and it endeavors to orient them to the intellectual, social, and natural world. In the degree program students will study a coherent and substantive balance of English, mathematics, the sciences, the arts and humanities, and the social sciences.
Our new Associates in Arts degree in Communications is designed specifically to give you a strong introduction to the media landscape so you can easily transfer and complete a bachelor’s degree in communications, media studies, or journalism at another college or university.
Our two-year degree program will let you explore the many areas of the communications industry and give you a better understanding of the varied career paths you might choose. The Communications program centers around media writing and critical thinking and how to apply these skills toward various career tracks. Required courses include the media’s role in government, politics, and graphic design. Elective courses let you explore your interests in different media specialties, such as social media and blogging.
Students who choose the English Concentration program may focus their studies in writing or literature. The English Concentration affords a broad, liberal arts-based education that is easily transferable to a four-year college or university.
The Liberal Arts Degree with a History and Political Science Concentration has been developed to provide the first two years of preparation for a student wishing to complete a bachelor degree with a major in history or political science. The study of these disciplines is necessary to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to function as informed and responsible citizens of the local community, the nation, as well as the world.
The Liberal Arts Degree with an Anthropology/Sociology Concentration has been developed to provide the first two years of preparation for a student wishing to complete a bachelor degree with a major in anthropology or sociology. The study of anthropology/sociology is essential because it equips students with the ability to synthesize multiple perspectives and contexts in a holistic view.
The Liberal Arts Degree with a Mathematics Concentration has been developed to provide the first two years of preparation for a student wishing to complete a bachelor degree with a major in mathematics or mathematics education.
In addition, the Mathematics Concentration provides a strong foundation for a student who wishes to transfer to a four-year institution to study engineering, physics, or related fields.
The university parallel Concentration in Psychology is designed for students who intend to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree program at Nashua Community College and then transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the bachelor's degree with a major in Psychology. The curriculum includes general education and other selected courses typically required in a bachelor's degree program in psychology.
The Associate in Arts Degree with a Concentration in Biology offers students the opportunity to explore an array of science courses which span the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physical science, and physics. Students receive a strong foundation in the scientific method and the physical world.
The Biology Concentration prepares students for transfer to four-year colleges and to pursue further study in the fields of biology, chemistry, physical science, physics, health careers, laboratory work, scientific research, teaching, or pharmaceuticals.
The Global Studies concentration introduces students to concepts critical to understanding how international relationships across the globe work. The program offers a range of interdisciplinary courses in language, history, economics, political science, anthropology, and sociology, among other disciplines. In this diverse world, the Global Studies concentration provides an interdisciplinary portal for transfer to degree programs for further academic and professional training with a strong foundation in language skills and development.
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