Aug 14, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
  
College Catalog 2022-2023

University Without Walls Option, Liberal Studies, A.S.


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CONTACT

Idelia Smith, 413.552.2228, ismith@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

This option was designed to prepare students to transfer into University without Walls programs at UMass and other colleges and universities that grant credit for prior learning. The program also meets the Mass Transfer requirements, which guarantees transfer to all state colleges and universities. This option is designed to prepare students to develop a comprehensive portfolio of written documentation that reflects the students’ professional experience which is evaluated for college credit by the transfer university.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • appreciate diversity of thought in the context of a college graduate
  • develop the ability to express their experience in written format
  • convey thoughts at a collegiate level
  • develop a clear academic writing style
  • enhance their intellectual capacity
  • locate, evaluate, and utilize information

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 35-36 CREDITS


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS: 9 CREDITS


GENERAL ELECTIVES: 13 CREDITS


  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 3
  • General Elective Credit(s): 1

TOTAL: 60-61 CREDITS


NOTES

1 PSY 110  and SOC 110  are recommended

MTH 142  is strongly recommended

*The A.S. concentration in Liberal Arts is one path to University Without Walls but other degree options can be pursed as well.

This program qualifies for MassTransfer, which guarantees credit transfer to Massachusetts state colleges and universities. MassTransfer will also grant students automatic acceptance to certain state colleges and universities by achieving the minimum grade point average and the HCC degree.

Depending on course selection, 80% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.

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