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Associate in Liberal Studies (A.L.S.)

The curriculum is designed for students who desire up to two years of college study for personal development. It is also designed to provide students an opportunity to pursue various areas of interest and subsequently to select a more specific educational objective, such as a particular career and technical education program or baccalaureate-oriented associate degree.

Baccalaureate Transfer Option

Both baccalaureate-oriented and career and technical education courses may be taken as a part of this program but must be numbered 100 or above. Not all courses may transfer.

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Group Requirements:

  1. Communications Skills (9 hours)
  2. Humanities/Fine Arts (10 hours)
  3. Social Science (10 hours)
  4. Natural/Life/Physical Science and Mathematics (10 hours)

General Electives

10 semester hours (May include career and technical education courses)

Total Credits Required

A total of 60 credit hours is required for the ALS degree, with a minimum of 15 hours taken at Richland. Courses must be numbered 100 or above. Students transferring credit to Richland Community College should see regulations concerning transfer credit.

Cumulative Grade Point Average

2.00 ("C") or better for all work applicable toward the degree that was completed at Richland.