Liberal Arts Degrees & Certificates

Welcome to our Liberal Arts Degree and Certificate page. Berkeley City College offers four Liberal Arts transfer options.
Choose the one best suited to your educational goals.

The Liberal Arts AA degrees are interdisciplinary degrees that are housed within two different Departments at Berkeley City College. In each case, students choose from a wide array of courses from multiple subjects in order to complete the requirements.

Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Arts and Humanities | Associate in Arts Degree Program

The A.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Arts and Humanities provides students with a broad perspective on culture and artistic expression of human beings and societies. It is designed to stimulate appreciation for and understanding of values, ideas, and artifacts of culture and society, specifically as these relate to how different cultures through the ages have responded to themselves and the world around them through the production of creative forms of expression.  Critical thinking skills and self-understanding through these courses provide a framework for lifelong study in liberal arts. Successful completion of the curriculum in Arts and Humanities offers students a breadth of knowledge that could be focused into single discipline degrees as well as applied to an interdisciplinary degree. The degree is intended for those who are considering transfer but have not decided on a major; those who are required to complete a degree for job promotion; or individuals  who may wish to further their education and are considering a major that is interdisciplinary in focus. In all cases, you should consult with a counselor to develop their own program of study.

Liberal Arts with an Emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences | Associate in Arts Degree Program

The A.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Social and Behavioral Sciences provides you with a broad perspective on human behavior. It is designed to stimulate appreciation for, and understanding of, values, ideas, and artifacts of culture and society.  Critical thinking skills and self-understanding through these courses provide a framework for lifelong study in liberal arts.  Successful completion of the curriculum in Social and Behavioral Sciences offers you a breadth of knowledge that could be focused into single discipline degrees as well as applied to an interdisciplinary degree. The degree is intended those who are considering transfer but have not decided on a major or for those who are required to complete a degree for job promotion. In all cases, you should consult with a counselor to develop their own program of study.

Liberal Arts: CSU General Education Breadth Certificate of Achievement

If you plan to transfer to the California State University system (CSU), you are encouraged to pursue a Certificate of Achievement in Liberal Arts. You should consult with a counselor to develop your own program of study.

Liberal Arts: Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) Certificate of Achievement

If you plan to transfer to the California State University system (CSU) or the University of California system (UC), you are encouraged to pursue a Certificate of Achievement in Liberal Arts. You should consult with a counselor to develop your own program of study.

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