Liberal Arts Major (A.A.)
Part of the Dougherty Family College

THM (301), 651-962-8017
Fernandes, Gaalaas, Gibson, McCann, Rosado, Smith, Trost


All students must complete the requirements outlined below.  Unless specifically noted, all courses are four credits each.

64 credits total

Literature, Writing, Communication

Complete all four courses*

ENGL 110: Intensive writing [*Students may place out of 110, please see your advisor.  If you do not take this course you must take an additional 4-credits from Fine Arts]
ENGL 121: Critical Thinking: Literature and Writing
ENGL 203: Texts in Conversation, Writing Intensive
COJO 100: Public Speaking


Natural and Physical Sciences

Complete two courses

Choose one from:

BIOL 101: General Biology
BIOL 102: Conservation Biology*
BIOL 105: Human Biology

Choose one from:

CHEM 100: Chemistry in Our World*
CHEM 101: Environmental Chemistry*
GEOL 115: Environmental Geology
ENGR 123: Energy and the Environment

*Students who take CHEM 100 or CHEM 101 must then take BIOL 102

Math and Quantitative Literacy

Complete one course

Choose one from:

MATH 101: Finite Mathematics
MATH 105: Precalculus

History and Social Science

Complete three courses

SOCI 100: Introduction to Sociology

HIST 112: The History of the Modern World since 1550
OR HIST 115: The World Since 1900

PSYC 111: General Psychology
OR ECON 251: Principles of Macroeconomics

Faith, Social Responsibility, and Human Diversity

Complete all three courses:

THEO 101: The Christian Theological Tradition
PHIL 115: Philosophy of the Human Person
JPST 250: Introduction to Justice and Peace Studies

Fine Arts

Complete one course (* an additional 4 credits are required if ENGL 110 was waived)

Choose one from:
ARTH 110: Introduction to Art History
MUSC 115: Understanding Music & Culture
MUSC 130: Introduction to World Music
MUSC 162: The Roots of Blues, Rock, and Country Music

Additional Requirements, to be completed by the end of the first year:

Complete at least two courses

All students must complete:
IDSC 120: First Year Seminar: Leading & Serving (2-credits per semester, must enroll for both semesters of first year)

Choose at least four (4) credits from:
HLTH 250: Personal Health and Wellness (2 credit sections only)
HLTH 275: Lifelong Stress Management (2 credits)
HLTH 296: Topics (2 credits)
PHED 101: Physical Fitness (2 credits)

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ARTH  110 Introduction to Art History 4
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BIOL  101 General Biology 4
BIOL  102 Conservation Biology 4
BIOL  105 Human Biology 4
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CHEM  100 Chemistry in Our World 4
CHEM  101 Environmental Chemistry 4
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COJO  100 Public Speaking 4
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ECON  251 Prin of Macroeconomics 4
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ENGL  110 Intensive Writing 4
ENGL  121 Critical Thinking: Lit/Writing 4
ENGL  203 Thematic/Intertextual Perspect 0 OR 4
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ENGR  123 Energy and the Environment 4
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GEOL  115 Environmental Geology 4
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HIST  112 Hist Mod World Since 1550 4
HIST  115 The World Since 1900 4
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HLTH  250 Personal Health & Wellness 2 OR 4
HLTH  275 Lifelong Stress Management 2
HLTH  296 Topics 2
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IDSC  120 First Year: Leading & Serving 0 OR 2
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JPST  250 Intro to Justice & Peace 4
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MATH  101 Finite Mathematics 4
MATH  105 Precalculus 4
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MUSC  115 Understanding Music&Culture 4
MUSC  117 Survey Music in West Culture 2
MUSC  130 Introduction to World Music 4
MUSC  162 Roots of Blues, Rock, Country 4
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PHED  101 Physical Fitness 2
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PHIL  115 Philosophy of Human Person 0 TO 4
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PSYC  111 General Psychology 4
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SOCI  100 Intro to Sociology 4
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THEO  101 Christian Theo Tradition 0 OR 4