1. Three years of high school English or ENG 091 and ENG
096 with grades of “C” or higher or equivalent placement scores.
2. One year of high school algebra or MAT 095 with a grade of “C” or higher,
or equivalent placement scores.
Transfer to a 4-year college or university
The liberal arts program is QCC’s primary transfer program to a four-year
college or university. It prepares one for life, developing your learning and
critical thinking skills and a sense of self and community. It opens the door to
a broad spectrum of careers such as communications, counseling, education,
health care, journalism, law, management, public service, science, and social
Getting a Solid Academic Background
Quinsigamond’s liberal arts program offers the equivalent of the first two years
(four semesters) of study at a four-year college or university. Required courses
and guided electives provide a solid background in social sciences, mathematics,
natural sciences, and humanities, as well as an in-depth study of a specific subject of
Two special features of the program are the Introduction to Liberal Arts course
and Capstone Seminar. The Introduction to Liberal Arts, usually taken in the
first semester, deals with “What is Liberal Arts?” and helps one to “learn how
to learn.” The Capstone Seminar, taken in the final semester, applies the
liberal arts competencies one has learned to a contemporary issue.
The Associate of Arts degree in liberal arts transfers into a variety of majors
and programs—business, economics, computer science, natural resources, pre-law,
pre-med, psychology, and social work, to name a few.
Transferring to a Four-Year College or University
Transfer to a wide range of public and private four-year schools is possible.
Past Quinsigamond Liberal Arts students have transferred to schools as close to
home as Worcester State, Clark, Assumption, U. Mass-Amherst and as far away as
University of Texas, University of Nevada at Las Vegas, Colorado State
University, and California State Long Beach. Students have also had exceptional
success transferring to some of the top-notch four-year schools such as Smith
College and Wellesley College.
A Joint Admissions Program with the four University of Massachusetts schools
(Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, and Lowell) and seven Massachusetts state colleges
(Bridgewater, Fitchburg, Framingham, Salem, Westfield, Worcester, and the
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams) guarantees one admission
to similar liberal arts programs at those schools, if one graduates with a G.P.A.
of 2.5 or higher, from Quinsigamond’s Liberal Arts Program.
English Composition & Literature I
Introduction to the Liberal Arts
Introduction To Psychology
English Composition & Literature II
Multiple Perspective Elective
Foreign Language Elective
Liberal Arts Elective
Liberal Arts Capstone Seminar
Foreign Language Elective
Liberal Arts 200 Level Elective