Liberal Arts AA
Our Associate of Arts (AA) in liberal arts is a great way to pursue a higher education and give yourself plenty of long-term options. You will have the opportunity to discover your passion by sampling a variety of subject areas, such as English, psychology, and science.
At the same time, you will complete many of the prerequisites that will allow for a seamless transition into our Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts program or our other four-year degree programs if you decide to continue your education. For many Maria graduates, an AA in liberal arts is a cost-effective route to start their education.
Essential career skills
Our liberal arts curriculum emphasizes many of the skills that employers want most: critical thinking and analysis, problem solving, written and verbal communication, organizing and connecting ideas, and more. Developing competence in these areas will serve you well in any career.
Choose from three concentrations
English. Focus on writing and literature and strengthen your communication skills. After completing this concentration, you can transfer to a four-year college to study English in preparation for careers in teaching, journalism, publishing, public relations, and law.
Psychology. Explore the science of behavior and mental processes while learning about the scientific and empirical bases of psychology. This concentration prepares you to pursue a bachelor’s degree in psychology or related social or behavioral sciences so you can seek employment in the mental health, counseling, or personnel fields.
Religious Studies/Philosophy. Explore life’s most fundamental ethical questions and the quest for ultimate meaning. You’ll learn about a variety of religious experiences and philosophical perspectives. If you’re considering further study in religious studies, philosophy and/or theology, this concentration could be for you.