Liberal Arts & Sciences

associate In ArtsGet a Great Start and Transferable Credits
If you are college-bound and looking for the best place to begin your new journey, earning an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in the Liberal Arts and Sciences program from South Central College is a great start. By completing the first two years of a four-year degree at South Central College, you will experience the many benefits of a community college, including:

  • Expert instruction
  • Individualized attention
  • Small class sizes
  • Lower tuition rates
  • Academic advising help with course selection
  • Professional transfer assistance
  • College readiness support in math, reading and writing
  • Opportunities to engage, learn and grow

Our contemporary course content, based on the classic liberal arts and sciences tradition, offers students abundant class choices in the ten required course goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer curriculum.

In addition to meeting the requirements of your AA degree, the credits you earn at South Central College are transferable to all Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) schools through the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum agreement and to most four-year colleges and universities outside of Minnesota. Get a great start on your future at SCC!

Admission Dates: Fall, Spring, and Summer Semester
South Central College Credentials: AA Degree
Location: Faribault and North Mankato Campus


Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Areas:

  • Communications
  • Critical Thinking
  • Natural Sciences
  • Mathematical/Logical Reasoning
  • History & Social & Behavioral Sciences
  • Humanities & Fine Arts
  • Human Diversity
  • Global Perspective
  • Ethical & Civic Responsibility
  • People & the Environment

Courses are available in the following disciplines:

  • American Indian Studies
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • English
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Geography
  • Foreign Language
  • Health & Wellness
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology

 Individualized Attention
“Approaching high school graduation I was uncertain if college would be the right decision for me. Being the first member in my family to attend college, I had very little direction. SCC staff guided me from the beginning to end. Through the application process, filing my financial aid and registering for classes to registering for graduation… The strong educational environment and supportive staff at SCC provided a solid foundation that equipped me with the skills I needed to move forward. 

In 2012, I graduated SCC with an AA. In 2014, I received a B.S in Psychology from Minnesota State University, Mankato. I am currently attending the Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Denver anticipating to graduate June, 2016 with a Masters in Social Work. ”

Sladjana Todorovic
Former SCC Student

International Travel
A group of students travelled to Africa during summer vacation and one student reflects on his experience:

“I’ve always seen the ads on TV about helping the people in Africa. It wasn’t until I saw it with my own eyes that I was able to fully comprehend why there were so many people asking for help. When one sees that simple things such as toilet paper are luxuries to millions of people, it humbles you in ways that are indescribable. Africa has taught me not to take the little things for granted and to be more thankful for what I have.”

Mike Dokken
SCC Student

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