Aug 17, 2018  
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog 
2017-18 Virginia Western Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Liberal Arts, A.A.

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Associate of Arts

Purpose: This curriculum is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a baccalaureate degree in English, foreign language, humanities, journalism, liberal arts, philosophy, pre-law, or speech/drama.

A specialization is also available in fine arts.

Program Objectives: To prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Admission Requirements: Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college.

Developmental Requirements: Students who do not place into college-level English will be required to take developmental courses.

Students who do not demonstrate proficiency in MTE 1 , MTE 2 , MTE 3 , MTE 4 , and MTE 5  will be required to take developmental courses.

It is strongly recommended that developmental education requirements be completed as soon as possible.


While a course may satisfy a requirement for a Virginia Western program, it may not fulfill a requirement at a four-year institution. Students who intend to transfer should verify specific program requirements with their four-year institution.

Total Minimum Credits for Degree: 60

1 French and Spanish are guaranteed to be offered at the beginning and intermediate level each year. Completion of an intermediate level foreign language sequence is required for graduation.

2 Students who have completed at least two years of a high school foreign language with at least a “B” average may take the intermediate level foreign language sequence in the first year. Students who complete the intermediate language sequence in the first year are required to take the following in year two: 6 credits of Humanities/Fine Arts AS Elective  and 2 additional credits of Transfer AS Elective  .

The two credit SDV 108 will satisfy both the SDV 100 and SDV 101 requirements. SDV 108 is for developmental English students.

* This course has a requisite.

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