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Liberal Arts: Humanities and Social Sciences

The Liberal Arts & Science degree offers you a quality education with maximum flexibility in designing a program of study. You may use the degree as a transfer program, as a way to explore and determine your educational goals, or as an educational experience that leads to a successful job search or advancement in your career.


Program Learning Outcomes

Liberal Arts and Science A.A. (Humanities and Social Science) students will:

  • Demonstrate a general understanding of our human and natural environment
  • Utilize methods of investigation and expression to communicate meaning to others
  • Demonstrate proficiency in academic skills (research, critical thinking, problem solving) needed to master specialized fields
  • Display a general ability to understand and evaluate information
  • Demonstrate an awareness of diverse cultures
  • Possess an awareness of various career options
  • Continue your education at a 4-year institution


Cayuga Success Stories

“Maybe you already know what you want to do with the rest of your life, or maybe you don't have a clue. In either case, the Liberal Arts program is a great opportunity for you to find out what's out there, as well as a chance to learn more about the world around you.”  — Jon Arliss '03

“Cayuga's faculty and staff are exceptional, and there are many services to help you adapt as an adult learner. I love learning and I had the time of my life at Cayuga.”  — Lori Cochran '05 Accepted into the accelerated degree program in Criminal Justice, offered by Keuka College on the Cayuga campus

“I liked the relationships I had with professors.”  — Emily Marzeski '05 Transferred to Wells College for Elementary Education; hopes to become a kindergarten or first-grade teacher

“Coming back to Cayuga at 44 has had a profound impact on my life. My professors have been inspirational and supportive of my educational endeavors. I've also found my life enriched by the young students I've met.”  — Jane Thompson '02


Transfer Information

The courses offered in this degree parallel the first 2 years of a bachelor's degree and prepare you for transfer to a 4 year college or university.

As a member of the SUNY system, you will complete 7 of the 10 required general education courses, and with proper advisement can complete all 10 so that you can focus on your speciality area upon transfer.


Program Highlights

  • Before making final decisions about your educational plan, you can explore a variety of academic and career areas through elective courses.
  • You can design a program around your specific goals. For example, if you plan to transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor's degree in psychology, you might take courses at Cayuga in Child Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and related subjects to fulfill liberal arts electives while building a foundation for your higher-level study.
  • Transfer from Cayuga is smooth and efficient, because the Humanities and Social Science program is equivalent to the first two years of study for a four-year degree.
  • The Humanities and Social Science program builds capabilities in analysis, critical thinking, verbal and written communication, teamwork, interpersonal relations, and computer use--valuable skills in virtually any career.


For information, please contact:

Steve Keeler
315-255-1743, x 2282