May 31, 2023  
2021-2022 Rivier University Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Rivier University Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (Day/Professional Studies)

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The Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies provides full-or part-time students with the opportunity to obtain a general, well-rounded education. The course work is distributed, therefore, among the arts, social studies, natural sciences, and humanities. The program also includes the opportunity to supplement this general background in the liberal arts with specialized courses according to student’s own interests. This degree program is intended to be complete in itself. However, it is also an excellent preparation for students who wish to continue study leading to a bachelor’s degree. Such students should consult with their advisors to be sure that their programs, as planned, meet specific requirements for their intended specialization at the bachelor’s level.


There are no courses designated as Liberal Studies courses. Because individual courses taken toward the Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies are taught in different departments, procedures and performance objectives may vary from department to department. Course competencies are generally assessed by one or more of the following instruments: examinations, research papers, student  portfolios, student presentations, and interactive student activities.

General Education Requirements (minimum 6 credits)

Major Requirements (36 credits)

  • ENG 200 - One elective
  • Humanities 200 - One course
  • Mathematics - One course
  • Modern Language - Two courses
  • Natural Science - One course
  • Philosophy or Religious Studies - One course
  • Social Science - One course
  • Liberal Arts - Three electives from any of the areas listed above

General Electives (18 credits)

Degree Requirements (60 credits)

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