Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 College Catalog 
2023-2024 College Catalog

Liberal Arts (648) Associate of Arts Degree

Purpose: This degree is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. By exposing students to a variety of academic disciplines, the Liberal Arts program seeks to foster an appreciation of many areas of knowledge and to lay the foundation for students to become life-long learners. The program emphasizes communication, analytical, computational, and critical thinking skills, all of which provide versatility in an ever-expanding global job market. Liberal Arts graduates become teachers, librarians, journalists, Foreign Service officers, medical doctors, and lawyers, among many other types of professionals.

General Education and Transfer: For general education requirements, electives, and transfer information see the General Program Information  section in this catalog. Computer and information literacy competencies are infused throughout the courses in this curriculum, which does not require an additional computer course.

World Language Competency: A core requirement for majors in the liberal arts programs at Virginia Peninsula and at most four-year schools is competency in a world language through the 200 level. Liberal Arts students are strongly encouraged to enroll in a world language in their first semester and to complete all required world language courses before transfer. Students who completed two or more years of world language in high school may be eligible for advanced course placement at Virginia Peninsula. Please check with your advisor.

Students enrolled in this two-year transfer program may also be eligible for Passport Courses or Uniform Certificate of General Studies  consideration. Please review the provided link for more information and meet with your advisor for details.  


Part-Time Program Sequence   


This program is fully accessible and can be completed through eCampus (web-based learning) or students can learn in a traditional classroom environment.

Semester Total Credits 14

Semester Total Credits 15

Semester Total Credits 16

Spring II

Semester Total Credits 15

Total Minimum Credits 60

1Students who studied World Languages in high school are encouraged to take the Placement Test. Four-year colleges require completion of one language through the intermediate level (201/202) for all Liberal Arts majors.

Program Information (ABHS)

For additional information about this program visit the Arts, Business, Humanities and Social Sciences web page, stop by room 725 Hampton III, phone 757-825-2799, or email abhs@vpcc.edu.