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Liberal Arts
Associate in Arts Degree

Vista’s transferable liberal arts degree is designed to develop critical thinking, writing, and analytical skills. All classes in the major fulfill lower division general education requirements and are transferable to the University of California, California State University systems, and to private colleges. Call (510) 841-8860, Ext. 256 for more information. Also see Program for Adult College Education (PACE).

Liberal Arts Associate in Arts Degree Requrirements
Required CoursesUnits
Humanities—
A minimum of 6 units selected from a combination of at least two of the following areas: Art, English (except for English 201A/B and English 1A), Foreign Languages, Humanities, Music, or Theater Arts, or any course in Area 3 of the General Education Requirements.
6
Natural Sciences—
A minimum of 6 units including at least one life science course (Anatomy, Biology, Botany, Ecology, Health Occupations, Microbiology, Physical Anthropology, or Physiology) and one Physical Science course (Astronomy, Chemistry, Physical Geography, Geology, Physical Science, or Physics).
6
Social Sciences—
A minimum of 6 units selected from a combination of at least two of the following areas: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology, or any course in Area 2 of the General Education Requirements.
6
One additional three-unit course from one of the three major areas listed above is also required.3
Total minimum required units21

*For the Associate in Arts Degree in Liberal Arts, students must complete the General Education and elective Courses for an additional 39 units.



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