Liberal Arts and Sciences

The Liberal Arts and Sciences degree is designed for students who wish to have a broad knowledge of arts and sciences, while building a foundation within an “area of emphasis.” This degree can be a good option for students who may need to explore possibilities
before committing themselves to a major prior to transferring to a four-year university or for students who may not be planning to transfer but wish to earn a degree in a particular area of study that interests them.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year university are cautioned that this degree may not meet all of the requirements for transfer into a particular major. However, through careful educational planning with an SBCC academic counselor, this degree would offer a solid foundation in the transfer process. Because admission and major preparation requirements vary at each transfer institution, students should select their General Education option and their coursework for the Associate Degree in consultation with an SBCC academic counselor to ensure appropriate academic planning. For detailed information on transfer requirements to the University of California and California State University systems, students should meet with a counselor and refer to