Liberal Arts

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.

Academic Program Maps

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 9-16
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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