Liberal Arts Transfer

This Liberal Arts Transfer Program is designed primarily for those students who plan to transfer, with junior year standing, to a four-year Liberal Arts Baccalaureate Degree Program. The Liberal Arts Transfer Program provides the student with a broad cultural background in the humanities, the natural sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences. This background prepares the student for eventual entry into graduate-level programs in education, law, and medicine, as well as the humanities or the sciences.

Although this program requires a distribution of liberal arts courses, it also allows the student to concentrate in either the humanities, the natural sciences, mathematics, or the social sciences. As there are variations in the graduation requirements of different four-year institutions, students should select electives within this program that comply with the requirements of the programs into which they wish to transfer.

The Associate of Arts Degree is awarded to students who complete this program. The minimum distribution requirements for this degree are at least 14 credits in mathematics and science, 12 credits in social science, and 15 credits in the humanities with a total of 62 credits being necessary for graduation

Since there are many different programs and requirements at four-year colleges, it is essential that the student receive continual counseling from an appropriate member of the appropriate department at Massasoit along with updated information from the four-year college of the student's choice. This would assure a smooth transition to the four-year college for the student after his/her graduation from Massasoit.


Programs

Liberal Arts Transfer - Elementary Education Option - Academic Map (PDF)
The Liberal Arts Transfer – Elementary Education Option is a two-year degree program designed to prepare students to
complete the initial two years of teacher training. Successful completion of the program will allow students to enter a state
college or university as a junior having completed requirements of the Elementary Education Transfer Compact. In order to
become an elementary school teacher, the student must complete the associate’s degree program, transfer to a four-year
degree-granting institution, and complete work to attain at least a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certificate.

The Elementary Education program at Massasoit Community College has been designed to allow transition from the
community college to Bridgewater State University, UMass Dartmouth, or any other state college or university cooperating
in the transfer compact. The program may also be transferable to private colleges in the Massasoit Community College
geographic area. Students should be aware that they must attain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 for
successful transfer.

Upon successful completion of the LAT-Elementary Education Option, students will be able to demonstrate learning in the area
of educational philosophy and history; have and demonstrate skills in the Liberal Arts; be culturally responsive and effective
educational pre-practitioners; and meet published requirements for entrance into state college or university elementary
education programs at the junior level.

Liberal Arts Transfer - Psychology Option - Academic Map (PDF)
The Liberal Arts Transfer - Psychology Option prepares students to continue their studies for a baccalaureate degree in
Psychology.

Liberal Arts Transfer - Social Science Option - Academic Map (PDF)
The Liberal Arts Transfer – Social Science Option prepares students to continue their studies for a baccalaureate degree in any
of the social sciences.