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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 Ohio Transfer 36. 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 degrees page, opens in a new window.

Tier One Credit Pathway

Either THEA 1010 or HUMA 1010 or MUSC 1010:

Course: THEA 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Theatre
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: HUMA 1010 [See footnote 5]
Course Title: Introduction to Humanities
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: MUSC 1010
Course Title: Music Appreciation
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Arts and Humanities
Course: ENGL 1010 [See footnote 2]
Course Title: English Composition I
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36-English Composition and Oral Communication
Course: STAT 1010 [See footnote 3]
Course Title: Probability & Statistics
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: Yes
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Mathematics, Statistics, and Logic
Course: PSYC 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Psychology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36-Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: COMM 1010
Course Title: Speech
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36-English Composition and Oral Communication

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: OT36- English Composition and Oral Communication
Course: POLT 1010
Course Title: American National Government
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: SOCY 1010
Course Title: Introduction to Sociology
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: SOCY 2010
Course Title: Cultural Diversity and Racism
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
Course: PHIL 1010
Course Title: Western Philosophy
Credits: 3
Prerequisites or Placement Criteria: No
Available Online: Yes
Transfer Label: TAG & OT36- Social and Behavioral Sciences
1 Ohio Transfer 36 (OT36): 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 OT36 courses. In limited instances a course could have both an OT36 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.
5 Students must test out of OR complete ENGL-0040 with a C- or above before beginning HUMA-1010.