Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences / Humanities & Social Science
Ulster County Community College

Program Details

Ulster County Community College offers an Associate in Arts degree in Humanities and Social Science that is well suited for students who wish to further their studies and transfer to a four-year institution. Students who transfer with this degree often pursue studies within art, teaching, humanities, and many other areas of study. This degree program is two years in length and trains students for many entry-level positions for a variety of different employers. Individuals who obtain this degree receive the equivalent of a freshman and sophomore education at a four-year college or university. Students will gain problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, knowledge on the social sciences, and much more through this curriculum.

The Associate in Arts degree in Humanities and Social Science Program consists of 61-64 total credit hours that may be completed in at least four semesters. Students must fulfill general education requirements, core course requirements, and elective requirements. General education course topics include English, communication, math, writing, history, and sciences. Students will also be required to complete general education electives, natural science electives, humanities electives, and social science electives. Humanities elective topics include art, English, foreign languages, journalism, music, philosophy, speech, and theater. Social science electives for this program include topics such as anthropology, economics, history, political science, psychology, social science, and sociology. These courses are designed to ensure that graduates are well prepared to handle specific entry-level tasks within a variety of different jobs.  

All courses for this program are available online. This online learning environment provides flexibility for enrolled students who are employed or have other obligations. Students must be highly disciplined to complete a large amount of coursework. Time management and word processing skills are very important for students who enroll in this degree program. A high school diploma or the equivalent is required for students to be considered for admission to the program.


  • High school transcript or equivalent
  • Entering Student Assessment test

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education