Liberal Arts

Associate in Arts (Transfer)

The Liberal Arts Associate in Arts degree allows students the flexibility necessary for exploration while providing the structure and attention necessary for a variety of academic disciplines. A student with a Liberal Art degree will be able to use the knowledge and skills gained in any academic area.

Scholarships available – and one might have your name on it

This area of study is especially appropriate for students who intend to transfer to a liberal arts college, have undecided plans for a major in transferring to any senior college or university, or have a desire to understand more thoroughly the underlying principles of individual and social behavior in the environment.

A Quality Education

Students gain an inter-disciplinary view of multiple perspectives related to the Humanities, which will allow them to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs across the country.

Get Involved

Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association, and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Career Opportunities

Teacher, Educator, Historian, Communications Specialist, Artist, Archivist, Journalist, Researcher, Writer, Content Writer


24 Months

if Full Time

4 Semesters60 Total Credit Hours

What if I attend part-time?

Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2024-25

What financial assistance can I receive?

Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.


25 Students

average per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

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Students can make informed choices about majors at transfer institutions and pursue them confidently as a result of successful completion of this program.

Lonetta Oliver, Dean of Humanities
Let’s Get Started ▸

How Do I Get Into the Liberal Arts Program?

Why just study one subject area? A Liberal Art degree provides a broad education that can lead to multiple study and career opportunities. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
  4. High school coursework in English, history, social studies, and art is beneficial.
  5. Experience in speech or debate club, drama club, and community volunteerism is helpful.

What Can I Expect As a Liberal Art Student?

How Am I Going to Manage This?


Edwards Library / Administration Building » L220C
East Peoria Campus
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