Liberal Arts (A.A.)

The Liberal Arts Program at Borough of Manhattan Community College provides each student with a well-rounded background in the sciences, humanities, mathematics, and languages. The program also allows students to enter four-year colleges of their choice after successful completion of the Associate Degree requirements. The Liberal Arts Program awards the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree. This program provides a variety of courses in many different areas. Students who choose the Liberal Arts program are usually interested in preparing for careers in teaching, law, medicine, the humanities, the social sciences, counseling, journalism, or other broad areas.

This program is offered in-person, online and in a hybrid format.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with an advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

These suggested careers may require bachelor's or higher degrees.

Make an appointment at the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center.

Related Communities

Accounting, Business & EconomicsGovernment & Public ServiceArts & HumanitiesCommunications & MediaScience, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
EducationHealth ProfessionsBehavioral & Social Sciences

Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Curriculum Requirements

XXX xxx Health Education Elective 2-3
XXX xxx Modern Language Course4 3-6
ENG 3xx English Elective5 3
XXX xxx Social Science Electives6 6
XXX xxx Liberal Art Electives7 9-16
XXX xxx General Elective 0-6
Total Curriculum Requirements 30
Total Program Requirements 60


  1. Consult with an advisor on which courses to take to satisfy these areas.
  2. These areas can be satisfied by taking a STEM variant.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  4. Students are required to take two semesters of the same modern language.  One semester of the language can be taken in the World Cultures and Global Issues area in the Common Core.
  5. Choose from any English (ENG) 300-level course, or any ASN, AFN or LAT 300-level literature course.
  6. Choose two from anthropology, economics, geography, history, philosophy, political science, psychology or sociology. Two different disciplines must be taken and cannot be from the same disciplines as satisfied in the Common Core.
  7. No more than 6 credits can be taken from the following career areas: accounting (ACC), allied health sciences (EMT, HIT and RTT), business (BUS, FNB, MAR, SBE, TTA), computer information systems (CIS), health education (HED), human services (HUM), media arts and technology (ANI, MMA, MMP, VAT), nursing (NUR), and teacher education (ECE, EDB, EDU). Please be advised that some exceptions may apply.  Please speak to your advisor for more details.

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