Program Overview

Kennebec Valley Community College offers an Associates Degree in Liberal Studies through partnerships with the Maine Community College system and university of Maine system.  The Associate in Arts in Liberal Studies is programmed to prepare students to explore careers, educational interests, and help in the transfer process to other institutions.

With this program, students have the opportunity to select classes that are best suited for their careers and are flexible with their schedules. With the help of advisors, students will be well prepared to meet their professional, academic and personal career goals.

Kennebec Valley’s mission with the Associate in Arts degree in Liberal Studies is to help students build a strong base in general education. This will help prepare students to transfer into other college or university programs with a goal of a bachelor, an associate in science, or even an associate in applied science degree. Students may also be interested to enter the workplace with their basic knowledge and skills in any of their career choices.

To complete the Associate Degree, students are required to complete 61/62 credits in the Liberal Studies program. Students must also obtain a minimum grade of “C” or better in their core liberal arts classes and a final GPA of a 2.0 of better.

After completing the Associate Degree in Liberal Studies, graduates will be expected to demonstrate basic skills in listening, speaking, writing and reading in all situations. Graduates will also have the basic skills needed in math, critical analysis and logical thinking to help solve issues that may arise. Graduates must also be able to comprehend and apply their research methods and scientific inquiry to the real world.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

    New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Technical and Career Institutions


    Final GPA of 2.0 and minimum of "C" in core clases

    School Overview

    Kennebec Valley Community College is a public two-year school located in Fairfield, Maine. KVCC was established in 1969 as one of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System. Many students choose to receive their associate’s degree here and then move on to an affiliate four-year institution to earn their bachelor’s degree. Kennebec Valley Community College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees in the following programs: health sciences, computer science, business administration and various trades programs.

    Distance learning classes are for the convenience of students so that they can complete coursework on their own time. All instruction will be done online and no on-campus class sessions will be held. Hybrid classes are also available where students mostly attend class online but are required to come on campus for a few class sessions.


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