Associate in Liberal Studies (ALS)

Program Description

Catalog Year: 2019

This highly individualized degree combines both liberal arts and sciences and occupational education course work. It provides a greater element of freedom for the student and is especially beneficial for anyone with broad life or educational experiences. Because of the individualized nature of this degree, all students pursuing it should develop an educational plan with a counselor and should discuss transfer implications as they develop the plan. The college requires these students to have a plan of study approved by the Dean of Students or the Associate Dean of Student Success on file. Students with previous academic, career and life experiences are encouraged to investigate the options of proficiency credit to substitute their acquired knowledge for prerequisite, course and/or degree requirements. This degree is intended to articulate to universities offering the Board of Governor's baccalaureate degree. Transfer of this degree to institutions which do not offer it may result in some loss of credit. Universities offering the Board of Governor's degree are: Chicago State University Eastern Illinois University Governors State University University of Illinois at Springfield Western Illinois University

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Program Requirements

Communications : Communications

Take:
  • ENG-101 - English Composition I
  • ENG-102 - English Composition II

Take:
  • CMS-101 - Fundamentals of Speech

Liberal Studies Degree Science Requirement : ALS Science Req Crss

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ATY-100 - Astronomy
  • BIO-105 - Survey of Environmental Biology
  • BIO-108 - Biology for Contemporary Society
  • BIO-110 - Principles of Biology
  • BIO-113 - Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • BIO-114 - Organismal Bio, Evolution, Ecology
  • BIO-115 - Environmental Biology
  • BIO-240 - Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • BIO-245 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
  • BIO-246 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II
  • BIO-265 - Microbiology
  • CHM-101 - Preparatory Chemistry
  • CHM-112 - Elements of Chemistry: General
  • CHM-142 - General Chemistry I
  • CHM-143 - General Chemistry II
  • CHM-170 - Elementary Organic Chemistry
  • CHM-221 - Quantitative Analysis
  • CHM-234 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM-235 - Organic Chemistry II
  • GEO-115 - Intro to Physical Geography
  • GLY-105 - Environmental Geology
  • GLY-112 - Physical Geology
  • PHY-101 - General Physics
  • PHY-102 - General Physics
  • PHY-211 - Engineering Physics I
  • PHY-212 - Engineering Physics II
  • PHY-213 - Engineering Physics III
  • APS-111 - Applied Physical Science
  • APS-101 - Earth Science

Liberal Studies Degree Math Requirement : ALS Math Requirement

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • BUS-120 - Business Mathematics
  • MTH-102 - General Education Statistics
  • MTH-104 - Liberal Arts Mathematics
  • MTH-107 - Technical Math I
  • MTH-109 - Technical Math II
  • MTH-110 - Math for Elementary Teaching I
  • MTH-112 - College Algebra
  • MTH-113 - Math for Elementary Teaching II
  • MTH-114 - Trigonometry
  • MTH-120 - Statistics I
  • MTH-123 - Computer Science for Engineers
  • MTH-125 - Finite Math for Business & Managmt
  • MTH-126 - Calculus for Business/Social Science

Liberal Studies Degree Behavioral Science Req. : ALS BEHSC Req Crss

But not:
  • GEO-116 - Human Geography

Liberal Studies Degree Social Science Requirement : ALS SOCSC Req Crss

Take 3.00 credits from:
  • ECN-101 - Fundamentals of Economics
  • GEO-116 - Human Geography
  • GEO-216 - Geography of the Developing World
  • HIS-100 - Topics in History
  • HIS-101 - History of Western Civilization I
  • HIS-102 - History of Western Civilization II
  • HIS-115 - History of World Civilizations I
  • HIS-116 - History of World Civilizations II
  • HIS-118 - Foundations of Civilization
  • HIS-120 - History of the Non-Western World I
  • HIS-121 - History of the Non-Western World II
  • HIS-130 - History of Latin America I
  • HIS-131 - History of Latin America II
  • HIS-140 - History of Asia & Pacific I
  • HIS-141 - History of Asia & Pacific II
  • HIS-151 - U S History to 1870
  • HIS-152 - U S History Since 1865
  • HIS-160 - American Civilization
  • HIS-170 - History of Illinois
  • HIS-201 - Modern European History
  • HIS-219 - Honors Seminar in History
  • HIS-297 - Independent Study in History
  • INS-100 - Topics in International Studies
  • INS-107 - Global Persp. on World Civilizatn
  • INS-131 - African Cultural History
  • INS-159 - A History of the Vietnam Conflict
  • INS-204 - Introduction to Religious Studies
  • INS-206 - Field Study in Foreign Cultures
  • INS-208 - Life & Work in the 21st Century
  • INS-219 - Honors Seminar-International Studies
  • INS-297 - Indep. Study in Internat. Studies
  • POS-141 - Topics in Government
  • POS-150 - Amer Government - National
  • POS-151 - Amer Govt State Local
  • POS-152 - Principles of Political Science
  • POS-219 - Honors Seminar in Government
  • POS-250 - Comparative Political Systems
  • POS-251 - International Relations
  • POS-253 - Non-Western Comparative Government
  • POS-297 - Independent Study in Government

Area of Concentration Courses : Elective Courses

But not:

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