Program Overview

Bucks County Community College offers an Associates in Liberal Arts as part of a general program for students who are interested in examining a variety of disciplines in the humanities and social science, but have not chosen a specific discipline. Students will work on developing their foundational knowledge in addition to communication skills, creative thinking and critical thinking capacities. The program is intended to provide students with a basis for future studies by allowing them to choose courses which fit their interests in order to better understand their future goals.

Students will take part in a curriculum which will develop their general education and knowledge in a variety of fields for application in future studies. Those classes include effective speaking, English composition, basic problems in philosophy, the arts, college level mathematics and sciences, cultural perspectives, foreign languages, the humanities, integration of knowledge, literature, personal health, social and behavioral sciences, and social perspectives.

Upon completion, students will have demonstrated the necessary educational qualifications for future studies.  These qualifications include but are not limited to the intention to transfer to four-year colleges in the liberal arts, the understanding of liberal arts areas prior to a commitment to a specific major, demonstrating an understanding necessary for pre-major work in law, medicine, journalism, business, or other career field, and maximize acceptance of general education courses by transfer colleges.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Middle States Commission on Higher Education


    Requires 61-63 credit hours for completion. Placement test (exempt for recent graduates with a 3.0 GPA or higher in high school).

    School Overview

    Established in 1964, Bucks County Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, with a main campus located in the city of Newtown, Pennsylvania. The mission of the school states: “Bucks County Community College provides a diverse community of learners with exemplary, accessible educational opportunities and the personal connections that foster success.”

    Bucks County Community College offers more than seventy program options, offering associate’s degrees, including transfer programs, and certificate options. Popular majors at BCCC include: business administration, education, liberal arts, and nursing. Along with academic degree programs, the Continuing Education and Workforce Development supports ongoing trainings for area businesses and students, provides adult learning assistance and skills training, and offers in-school youth programs. ELearning programs at Bucks County Community College range from two-year degrees that can be completed entirely online to hybrid programs of study.


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