Bakersfield College

Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts

Associate of Arts Degree

The Liberal Arts major at Bakersfield College is designed to provide students with the opportunity to earn an associate in arts degree in a broad area of study. The major is interdisciplinary and allows students to develop a variety of skills transferable to numerous occupations and fields of study. The major is intended to provide general knowledge and to develop the intellectual capacities, such as reasoning and judgment, as opposed to professional or vocational skills. This major is suitable for transfer students preparing for upper division study in a variety of fields in the liberal arts and for those students undecided as to major or further study.

Students may satisfy requirements for the Liberal Arts major by completing one of the two options listed below. With any option selected, students must also complete all graduation requirements for Bakersfield College including a total of 60 degree applicable units with an overall grade point average of 2.0.

To Achieve the Associate in arts

Upon completion of the following courses with at least a ‘C’ grade in each course, the student will be awarded a Liberal Arts Associate in Arts degree.

To Transfer Coursework

A minimum of 18 semester units in the major with a grade of ‘C’ or better while maintaining a minimum grade point average of at least 2.0 in all California State University transferable coursework.

Select one of the following options:

Option One

  • Complete the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) with a “C” average.
  • Complete at least 18 units from recommended lower division major preparation for the major at the approved university of your choice with a “C” grade in each course.
  • UC transferable elective units, if needed, to total 60 units.

Option Two

  • Complete CSU General Education Breadth with a “C” average.
  • Complete at least 18 units from recommended lower division major preparation for the major at the approved university of your choice with a “C” grade in each course.
  • CSU transferable elective units, if needed, to total 60 units.
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