What Can You Do With an Arts & Humanities AA?

You can do a lot with this two-year degree. It’s designed to transfer to a four-year university, allowing you to earn your bachelor’s degree in your chosen major. It also provides a foundation for success if you choose to attend graduate or professional school.

Our arts and humanities graduates pursue bachelor’s degrees in:

  • American Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish

If you decide to go to work after your associate degree, you can also find positions like:

  • Event planner
  • Graphic designer
  • Human resources clerk
  • Library or museum assistant
  • Marketing specialist
  • Public relations specialist
  • Sales representative
  • Social media manager

Discover Your Potential

An arts and humanities degree helps you discover your strengths and the work that calls to you. While most college majors focus on a narrow subject, this program emphasizes broad study across multiple areas. This approach builds your appreciation for our world and helps you find your place in it.

Build Real-World Skills

Employers seek talented team members who demonstrate the skills built by a liberal arts education:

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Problem-solving

These sought-after abilities do more than benefit your future employer, though. They also help you adapt to new challenges and unanticipated opportunities.

Succeed at a University

With this liberal arts background, you can succeed at a four-year school. You do need to plan proactively. Work with a Copper Mountain College counselor and with an advisor from your transfer school to ensure a seamless transfer. By completing this strategic step, you save time, energy, and money. You may also decide to attend graduate or professional school, and you’ll have a competitive edge in the admissions process, according to Best Colleges. Those schools value the versatility of a liberal arts education and the broad skillset of its graduates.

Liberal Arts: Arts & Humanities AA: What to Expect

  • Completion Requirements
    • 18 units in the major + 37-40 General Education units = 60 minimum degree units
    • A grade of “C” or higher in all required courses
  • Required Courses

    Select 18 units from the following:

    American Sign Language: ASL 001, ASL 002

    Art: ART 001A, ART 001B, ART 003A, ART 004, ART 005A, ART 005B, ART 007A, ART 007B, ART 009A, ART 009B, ART 010, ART 011A, ART 011B, ART 023A, ART 023B, ART 033, ART 040, ART 048A C, ART 050, ART 051, ART 052, ART 053

    Communications: SP 001, SP 002, SP 004, SP 007, SP 015

    English: ENG 001B, ENG 001C, ENG 005A, ENG 005B, ENG 010A, ENG 010B, ENG 011A, ENG 011B, ENG 012A, ENG 012B

    History: HIST 003, HIST 004, HIST 017, HIST 018

    Music: MUS 005, MUS 010

    Philosophy: PHIL 006, PHIL 008, PHIL 010, PHIL 012, PHIL 013, PHIL 014

    Spanish: SPAN 001, SPAN 002, SPAN 003, SPAN 004

    Theatre Arts: TA 001, TA 002, TA 003

    Take two courses in one subject (such as ASL 001 and ASL 002) to meet the depth of study requirement.

  • What You Learn
    1. Introductory knowledge of nine subjects, plus concentrated knowledge in at least one
    2. Think critically and analyzed and understand complex topics
    3. Excellent communication and research skills
    4. A variety of skills integral to success in the workplace and in university studies

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