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Liberal Arts - Associate of Science Program Details

Start here. Go there. Interested in college but unsure what you want to major in? CVTC’s Liberal Arts program allows you to take general education courses that will help you figure it out. You can take courses in the following areas: Social Science, Humanities, and Math/Science. Use these credits towards an associate of science degree in Liberal Arts, or you can transfer your credits to a four-year university and pursue a bachelor’s degree. CVTC has partnerships with UW-Eau Claire, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stout, which means your credits are guaranteed to transfer to those universities.

Liberal arts education is flexible and affordable. You can take all your classes at CVTC or just a few. We also offer summer courses allowing you to earn your credits quicker. The tuition at CVTC is affordable and much lower than other institutions as you'll see below.

Liberal Arts Associate of Science Honors Program

High-achieving students often need an extra challenge to stay motivated and stimulated in the classroom. CVTC’s Liberal Arts Honors program courses provide a challenging learning experience that targets project-based learning with personal engagement in a community-style environment.



  • High school or college GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Must take 6 credits of Honors classes per semester
  • Must take a minimum of 12 credits per semester
  • Must be involved in a service learning project
  • Must be involved in a CVTC student organization

To get started with the Liberal Arts Honors program, apply to the Liberal Arts program at CVTC. Once you're a student, you'll find all the details on MyCVTC to enroll into the Honors Program.

Just the Facts

Liberal Arts - Associate of Science
64 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire and River Falls

Start Dates
August and January in All Locations
June in Eau Claire

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $13,570

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Save Money

CVTC’s Liberal Arts program has a lower cost per credit than many other regional universities and colleges.

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Small Class Sizes

CVTC offers small class sizes that allow you to get personal, one-on-one attention from our instructors.

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Transfer to a University

Our partnership agreements with UW Eau Claire, UW River Falls, and UW Stout guarantee your credits will transfer.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Liberal Arts - Associate of Science program.
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  • English Composition I
    Develops critical thinking, reading, writing, listening, and speaking for both exposition and argumentation.
  • Plane Trigonometry
    Covers trigonometric functions and their inverse functions, graphing trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, solving triangles, solving equations and inequalities, complex numbers in trigonometric form, and polar curves.
  • Fundamentals of Speech
    Includes organizing speech content, speech delivery and critique via presentation of informative and persuasive speeches, and development of effective extemporaneous speaking style.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. View a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements.


  • Business
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Kinesiology
  • Social Work

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Meet Cristina
Cristina is enrolled at CVTC and UW-Eau Claire for social work. Her experience in the Liberal Arts program has been positive. She says, "I like that CVTC is smaller. It's better for me financially and it's easy to transfer credits." Read more about Cristina.

Meet Kevin
Kevin enrolled in the CVTC Liberal Arts program and transferred to UW-Eau Claire for elementary education. He is thankful for his experience at CVTC. He says, "When I heard about the Liberal Arts transfer program at CVTC, I thought that was a more economical way to get my general education credits. CVTC was easy to navigate. I would have been much more ill-prepared for a university had I not gone to CVTC first." Read more about Kevin.

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