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Liberal Arts Associate of Science

Liberal Arts - Associate of Science

  • Liberal Arts Transfer - Two Years
  • Program Code: 20-800-2
  • Eligible for Financial Aid
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If you have a wide variety of academic interests or if you are currently uncertain about a specific academic program in which to specialize, the Liberal Arts Program may be for you.

Courses in the Liberal Arts Program serve two purposes: (1) they may be used toward an associate of science degree in Liberal Arts at CVTC; and (2) they may transfer to a university to be included in a baccalaureate (4-year) degree from that university. CVTC's three principal partners in the Liberal Arts Program are the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, and the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

For students who have not chosen a major field of post-secondary study, enrolling in the Liberal Arts Program will offer a variety of general education courses that may prove helpful in that selection process while, at the same time, fulfilling many requirements of a university baccalaureate program.

Students who have chosen a major field of post-secondary study should contact the university to which they may transfer to verify how each of these general education courses will fit into the chosen program.

CVTC counselors are available to assist in the course selection process to assure that selected courses will meet the minimum credit requirements of each area of the Liberal Arts Program while also achieving the degree requirements of a specific university baccalaureate program.

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Minimum Program Credits Required - 64
Admissions Requirements

Admission Overview

The admissions process has been broken down into phases. Some programs only have one phase, while others have multiple phases.

Phase One: General Admission

  • If you have an international degree/diploma you must take the TOEFL® exam and receive a minimum score of 61 on the internet-based test, or 500 on the paper-based test. If you want to be included in a study group to prepare for the TOEFL exam contact Lynette Neibauer at 715-858-1892 or

Entrance Assessment

ACT scores (copy of score sheet required) or a Bachelor's Degree or higher (transcript required) may be used as a substitution for the Compass test.

COMPASS Reading: 80 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Writing: 60 (only used for course placement)
COMPASS Algebra: 39 (only used for course placement)
ACT Composite Score: 18 or higher

Admission Process Complete

Once the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.

International Students

See our International Students website for more information.

Estimated Costs

2013-2014 Tuition & Fees

View a breakdown of additional fees on our Tuition & Fees page.

  • $170.35 per credit (resident)


The figure below is an estimate of what you will pay for books throughout the duration of your program if you purchase your books through the CVTC bookstore. For more details visit


Total Program Cost

The figure below is an estimate based on current tuition and fee rates and is intended for planning purposes only.