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Liberal Studies

Liberal studies is especially beneficial to, and a perfect fit for, students who enter college unsure of which baccalaureate degree program they want. Liberal studies. a two-year associate degree program, offers students two years to decide what bachelor’s degree program best suits them.

The liberal studies program is the perfect platform for transfer into a four-year degree program. Students may earn general education credits and decide on a focus (math, business, psychology, history, and so on). The plan that the student makes with his or her advisor will be to earn concentration credits that will easily transfer into a four-year degree program.

Internships and Experiential Learning

Not all education happens in the classroom. Certain lessons can only be learned through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with real world experiences in the field. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students and other professionals. Students will acquire leadership and management skills, professional growth and personal fulfillment that can’t be gained in the classroom.

Careers in Liberal Studies

Keystone liberal studies graduates have pursued careers in the following areas:

  • Education
  • Architecture
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Political Analyst
  • Sales/marketing
  • Banking

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum Guide for the Liberal Studies A.A. Degree
First Year 
First Semester

  • First Year Seminar
  • College Writing I – Academic Writing
  • Technology Elective
  • Math Elective
  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Free Elective
  • Critical and Analytical Reading or Critical and Analytical Reading (exempt)
Second Semester

  • College Writing II – Writing about Literature
  • Lab Science Elective
  • Health and Wellness Elective
  • Speech Communication
  • Social Behavioral Science Elective
  • Free Elective
Second Year
First Semester

  • English Literature 2000+ or higher
  • Arts & Humanities Elective
  • General Education Elective
  • General Education Elective
  • Curricular Elective
  • Free Elective
Second Semester

  • Social Behavioral Science Elective
  • General Education Elective
  • Curricular Elective
  • Curricular Elective
  • Free Elective

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with the Career Development Center for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Our Successful Graduates

Keystone College liberal studies graduates have secured employment with the Advocacy Alliance, Community Bank and Trust, DL Hansen Engineering, Delta Medix, Lourdes Hospital, Mid-Atlantic Engineering, TMG Health, and have successfully gone to pursue degrees in media information technology, occupational therapy, education and history at institutions such as American University, Cornell University, Dickinson University, Elmira College, George Washington University, John Jay College, Keuka College, Lehigh University, SUNY Albany, The University of Scranton, and Villanova University.

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Hands on Experience

Study Abroad

You can explore your academic goals in an international setting and global environment. The experience of living in a new country will build your self-confidence, add valuable skills to your tool box, and will alter how you view yourself, the world, and your own country.

Internships and Field Experiences

Not all education happens in the classroom. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to learn through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with a real world experience in the field.

Undergraduate Research

The process of research and discovery while working with a faculty mentor enriches the learning process and creates positive attributes which will last a lifetime. Undergraduate research encompasses both traditional research and creative endeavors.