A liberal arts degree from TCC really can take you anywhere

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Tidewater_liberal_artTidewater Community College’s Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts is designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or pursue a bachelor of arts degree.

The 61-credit Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts provides the critical thinking foundation for graduates to seamlessly transfer to a four-year school where they can study business, the arts, education, law and anything related to a social or public service occupation.

“Our liberal arts associate sets you up for success in a four-year school. Once you leave TCC, you walk into a four-year and you’re in year three.”

“Our liberal arts associate sets you up for success in a four-year school,” said Marcee Andersen, dean, division of humanities on the Virginia Beach Campus. “Once you leave TCC, you walk into a four-year and you’re in year three.”

Marcee Anderson

Marcee Anderson

Attainment of a bachelor’s degree is considerably higher for students who transfer with an associate degree or certificate (72 percent) compared with students who transfer without completing an associate degree or certificate (56 percent), Andersen noted.

TCC’s four-semester Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts offers flexibility, as a student can take classes on any of the college’s four campuses, and day, evening and online classes are available. Students also can choose electives from a variety of disciplines, including history, humanities, health/physical education, languages and social science.

“Liberal arts gives us all different areas of emphasis, so from there, you can really go anywhere,” said Andersen, who earned her associate in liberal arts before transferring to the University of Wisconsin.

TCC students who carry a certain GPA can take advantage of the college’s guaranteed admission agreements with numerous public and private colleges in the state, including the University of Virginia, Old Dominion University and College of William and Mary. TCC’s Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts also transfers directly to American University’s  bachelor’s in international relations and to Norfolk State University’s bachelor’s in social work.

Ready to learn more? Visit tccenroll.com to request TCC information.

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