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Liberal Arts

Associate in Arts Degree*
60 Semester Credit Hours; Curriculum: 0700

General Education Requirements:

Credit Hours

Area A — 




EGL 101 and EGL 102



SPE 103


Area B — 




One MAT course of at least 3 credits from the approved list of IAI general education Mathematics courses


Area C — 




One science course from the Life Sciences and one science course from the Physical Sciences; at least one of these courses must be a lab course


Area D — 

Social and Behavioral Sciences



Three courses from at least two different social or behavioral science disciplines


Area E — 

Humanities/Fine Arts



Three courses from the Humanities/Fine Arts; at least one course must be from Humanities and one course must be from Fine Arts


Area F — 

Contemporary Global Studies†



One course that satisfies Contemporary Global Studies requirement


Total General Education Requirements:





Oakton does not offer specific majors within the associate in arts degree. Courses should be selected according to each student’s interests and intended major at the bachelor’s degree level. Students are strongly encouraged to consult Advising and Counseling or a counselor and the transfer institution’s catalog to select courses that will meet the requirements of the transfer institution.
Note: MAT 120 may not be used for an A.A. or A.S. degree.

Total Electives


Total Semester Credit Hours for Associate in Applied Science Degree:




*The Liberal Arts Degree may be completed entirely online.

**Students planning to transfer should contact Advising and Counseling to select an appropriate mathematics course.

Students must take a Contemporary Global Studies course. This course may satisfy both Area F and another Area requirement.

Alumni Profile

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Theresa Bashiri-Remetio knew returning to college would require some serious short-term sacrifices.



September 7
Labor Day holiday. College closed.

September 20
Last day to withdraw from 16-week courses and have course dropped from record.

September 21
Last day to change to audit for 16-week courses.

October 4
Incomplete (I) grades from summer 2015 semester for which faculty have not submitted final grades will become an "F" after this date.

October 9
Last day for filing Graduation Petitions.

October 25
Last day to withdraw with a "W" from 16-week courses; Students will receive a grade in all courses in which they are enrolled after October 25.

November 11
Veterans Day holiday. College closed.

November 18
Registration opens for spring 2016 semester.

November 26, 27
Thanksgiving Recess. College closed.

November 28, 29
Thanksgiving Recess. No classes, College open. (Most offices closed.)

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