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Liberal Arts - Communication
Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degree

This program provides graduates a foundation for lifelong intellectual development and a fulfilling life. It also develops a powerful knowledge base and set of critical thinking skills they will use over the course of their professional careers. 

Why study the Liberal Arts? 
A Liberal Arts education helps students develop a strong and ordered minds as they explore the world’s collected wisdom in literature, history, math, science, philosophy and the arts. It teaches them to recognize and construct arguments, to appreciate diverse cultures and perspectives, and to have a sense of humility about lives and minds that have gone  before. Its emphasis on language helps the students broaden their cultural perspective and also become more aware of their own identity. The courses comprising a liberal arts education at Middlesex are the core of all liberal arts programs at the bachelor’s level. Students may select the general degree, the most flexible of all our Liberal Arts programs, or by choosing one of the many specialized options. 

Are there any requirements that must be satisfied before taking courses in the major? 
Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Competency in Algebra I may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or by completion of the appropriate course. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in one year of high school laboratory science. 

How long will it take to complete this degree? 
Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions.