Liberal Arts Pathway

The Liberal Arts Pathway is designed for students wishing to earn general education credits to apply toward an associate of arts or bachelor’s degree in one of the Liberal Arts disciplines—Communication, English, Liberal Arts, or Psychology. The Liberal Arts program provides a strong foundation for a wide range of careers and professional studies. Liberal Arts studies build the essential skills that employers demand-clear communication, critical and creative thinking, and collaboration. Students may choose to earn an associate’s degree at North Central State and/or transfer the credits toward a bachelor’s degree at any public Ohio college or university under the Ohio Transfer Module. Courses in this pathway may also apply to other transfer degrees including Business, Education, and Social Work. Courses will also transfer individually regardless of the student’s major. This is just a sample. There are numerous courses that could apply toward this pathway, and with noted prerequisite exceptions they do not have to be taken in this order. For more information on these programs, go to the degree transfer page.

Tier One Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: English Composition I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English: Composition
Course: STAT 1010 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Mathematics & Statistics
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG
Course: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG
Course: HIST 1050
Course Title: Western Civilization I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG

Tier Two Credit Pathway

Course: ENGL 1030 [See footnote 4]
Course Title: English Composition II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / English: Composition
Course: HIST 1070
Course Title: Western Civilication II
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG (pending)
Course: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG
Course: SOCY 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG
Course: HUMA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Humanities
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OTM / Arts & Humanities
1 Ohio Transfer Module (OTM): Transferable general education courses regardless of major. Students should consult the state Transfer Module Grid for limits on credit hours by area that are guaranteed general education transfer. Ohio Transfer Assurance Guides (TAG): Technical courses transferable to certain major areas above and beyond OTM courses. In limited instances a course could have both an OTM and TAG label dependent on the major pathway.
2 Placement: proof of college readiness in English (ACT English >=18 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills >=88 or Accuplacer WritePlacer >=5) AND ACT Reading score >= 21 or Accuplacer NextGen Reading Score >=250). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in the 11th grade English class OR a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses OR recommendations from high school English instructor AND counselor.
3 Placement: STAT 1010 requires proof of college readiness in math (ACT Math Score >=22 or Accuplacer College-Level Math >=55 or Accuplacer NextGen Quantitative Reasoning score >=263 or Accuplacer NextGen Advanced Algebra score >=250). If these scores are not achieved, students have a secondary option of providing evidence of a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above in high school courses with a B or above in a higher-level mathematics class (Algebra II or above) OR recommendations from high school mathematics instructor AND counselor.
4 Prerequisite: Note that the prerequisite for English Composition II is a C- or above in ENGL 1010.