Mission of Liberal Arts & Sciences
The Mission of South Central College Liberal Arts & Sciences is to broaden the awareness, knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values of students to be successful in life and work.
Philosophy of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Students: We believe that the individual learner has intrinsic worth, the ability to learn, and the need to learn. Learners are active agents in the process of developing professional and personal competence, and faculty work to help learners assume responsible roles in life. At SCC we honor diversity among students; we believe diversity is part of what contributes to a strong society and a true democracy.
Students and Faculty: We at SCC believe in the importance of continual and life-long learning among the learners and the practitioners of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Faculty members continue their intellectual and professional growth through professional advancement activities, including discipline-specific conferences and workshops.
Program: Liberal Arts & Sciences program offerings at SCC are regularly reviewed and challenged for relevance and validity. We believe that the Liberal Arts & Sciences program provides essential life skills, prepares 4-year bound students for transfer, and enhances technical education by exposing students to a broader perspective beyond their core field of study. Liberal Arts & Sciences at SCC is designed to “impart common knowledge, intellectual concepts, and attitudes that every educated person should possess” (NCA Handbook of Accreditation, Second Edition, 1997, p. 23).
Values of Liberal Arts & Sciences
AA Concentration Options
South Central College has developed several concentrations to help you focus your liberal arts education while at our college. What is a concentration? A concentration in the Associate in Arts degree allows you to meet the requirement of the A.A., meet transfer requirements, and focus on a particular academic discipline. While the concentration might not meet all the first two years of requirements for a baccalaureate degree in the discipline, it will prepare you for the upper division study in the field. And, you get to focus on the topic you are interested in.
These concentrations include:
Please see your advisor for additional information about the AA concentrations.