Liberal Arts, A.A.

The Associate of Arts degree is intended for transfer to a four-year baccalaureate granting institution.  Those wishing to transfer to a baccalaureate granting institution and pursue a degree program in Liberal Arts are strongly encouraged to check with their advisor and carefully coordinate their coursework at San Juan College with the requirements of the transfer institution.  In general, however, it is suggested that students complete the New Mexico Transfer Module as outlined below.

Note:  A grade of C or better is required.

General Education Requirements: 31 credits

Gen Ed - Communications: 9 credits

Gen Ed - Mathematics: 3 credits

Students should choose the Mathematics course for their A.A. based upon the degree they plan to pursue at a four-year college or university.  The mathematics sequence requires that the student either place directly into MATH-160 or MATH-170 on the Accuplacer OR complete MATH-115 as a prerequisite.  Students who place at the MATH-115 level will need to complete 4 additional credit hours of course work.  MATH-115 does NOT meet the mathematics general education requirement for an A.A.

Gen Ed - Laboratory Science, Social/Behavioral Science, Humanities, Fine Arts: 19 credits

  • Laboratory Science 4 cr (Select Lab Science courses for best fit in four-year program)
  • Social Behavioral Science 6 cr.
  • Humanities  6 cr.
  • Fine Arts  3 cr.

Liberal Arts Requirements: 29 credits

Take 3 courses from the following:

  • Additional Gen Ed - Laboratory Science 4 cr.
  • Additional Gen Ed - Social/Behavioral Science 3 cr.
  • Additional Gen Ed - Humanities 3 cr.

Electives: 19 credits

Any course numbered 110 and above. Students transferring to four-year schools should carefully consult with their advisors for appropriate classes that can transfer to their intended transfer institution for a specific major.

Total Credits: 60

Possible Concentrations

Suggested concentrations for the Associate of Arts Liberal Arts degree are anthropology, art, history/political science, music, sociology, or theatre. Students wishing to major in any of these areas at a four-year institution should contact their intended transfer institution for guidance. That institution can recommend the best mix of courses to meet their transfer requirements. These concentrations will not be reflected on the student's transcript.

Suggested Course Sequence Full-time Students:

Students who for any reason are unable to follow the suggested course sequence should contact an academic advisor for help with adjustments.

Fall 1

Spring 1

Fall 2

  • Core Requirement:  Gen Ed - Lab Science 4 cr.
  • Gen Ed - Humanities  3 cr.
  • Gen Ed - Social/Behavioral Science 3 cr.
  • Electives - 6 cr.

Spring 2

  • Core Requirement:  Gen Ed -Humanities 3 cr.
  • Core Requirement:  Gen Ed - Social/Behavioral Science  3 cr.
  • Elective - 9 cr.