General and Liberal Studies :: Liberal Arts

General and Liberal Studies

Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts program is designed to allow students to create their own specialized pathway to their Associate’s Degree. In addition to completing CSI’s general education* and health requirements, students must also complete twenty-six college-level credits in content areas of their choice. This freedom allows students to design a degree that is personal, flexible, and transferable. The Liberal Arts program is not intended for students who are undecided about or who have not declared a major, but rather provides students a purposeful opportunity to customize their educational program to suit their individual interests and needs.

To maximize the transferability of classes taken as part of the Liberal Arts degree, students should work closely with their intended transfer institution so that appropriate CSI courses are taken. For contact information for regional four-year colleges and universities, dates of campus visits planned by four-year colleges and universities, and additional information about the transfer process, visit the online CSI Transfer Guide.

The Liberal Arts degree can be completed online.  Not all CSI courses are offered online and those that are offered online may not be available every semester. Students should check the catalog and the MyCSI course schedule for availability.

Liberal Arts Advising Notes

*A complete listing of General Education Courses:

Developmental courses (courses numbered below 100) do not count towards graduation.

A minimum 2.00 Graduation Grade Point Average (GPA) is required for degree completion.

The Advising Center advises Liberal Art majors. Students can also contact the General and Liberal Studies Chair, Whitney Smith-Schuler. Students in the Mini-Cassia area can also contact Tenille Claridge for advising.

checklist of requirements four-semester plan

Transfer students who have satisfied the general education science credit requirement will need at least one corresponding lab course component.

Transfer students will be granted the Liberal Arts degree if either the last 15 credits prior to receiving their degree or a total of at least 50 credits are taken at CSI.