Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies
The curriculum for the Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies is designed to satisfy the needs of students seeking a general background in liberal arts with the possibility of specializing in selected areas. Students completing this degree may continue their studies in any of the bachelor’s degree programs offered by the University, may transfer to other universities for further study, or may terminate study at this level.
The Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies requires successful completion of 60 credits made up of a 38-credit General Education requirement and 22 credits of free electives with a cumulative grade point average of no less than 2.00 on a 4.00 scale.
Requirements for the Degree
A. Proficiency in English, Mathematics and Italian Language
A note on our Proficiency Requirements and Placement Examinations: All new first-year students are required to take placement examinations in mathematics and English. New transfer students are exempt from taking the examinations only if transfer credits in mathematics and/or English have been accepted by AUR. Italian language tests are given for students wishing to register for a course above ITL 101 (optional). The tests are given during orientation week preceding the start of each semester. The scores obtained will be used for English, mathematics and Italian placement.
B. The General Education Requirements
- Foundational Skills: First Year Seminar; Writing Skills; Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning; Italian language; IT skills; Information Literacy; Oral Presentation Skills
- The Individual in a Multicultural Society; Three courses from a list in the Catalog
- United States Government and Society; One course from a list in the Catalog
- Roma Caput Mundi; One course from a list in the Catalog
Free electives can be used towards satisfying a minor, to supplement a major or to explore other academic areas.