Liberal Arts provides a broad education that can be used in many different careers programs of study. Liberal Arts studies include English, Communication, Arts and Humanities, Science, Social Science, and Physical Education. Elementary school teachers often major in Liberal Arts. Some additional career options to consider are in advertising, business, health administration, human resources management, politics, education, government, computers, writing, and editing.

For additional career possibilities, consult the Career Services Center.

Transfer Preparation

Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university. Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Arts Degree - Liberal Arts - Arts & Humanities

18 units + General Education Requirements

A program that focuses on combined studies in art and humanities as distinguished from the social and behavioral sciences, with an emphasis on languages, literature, art, music, philosophy, and religion. This major provides a broad education that can be used in a variety of careers including teaching. For additional career possibilities, visit the Career Services Center on the main campus to utilize computerized career information systems and other valuable career resources.

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Other Degrees in Liberal Arts