Liberal Arts & Sciences - Humanities & Social Sciences (A.A.)

The Liberal Arts and Science - Humanities and Social Science degree parallels the first two years of a baccalaureate level program in the liberal arts.

The curriculum provides a foundation of core courses, and electives allow you to discover a breadth of knowledge and focus on a particular field of study.

Students in this program also have the opportunity to pursue dedicated SUNY Transfer Paths. The tracks offered in this program help students transfer seamlessly from coursework at Hudson Valley to associated programs at SUNY four-year colleges and universities. These tracks parallel the first two years of a bachelor's degree program and include the following: Liberal Arts and Sciences

Additionally, the Honors Track is designed to prepare academically advanced students for transfer to high-quality baccalaureate programs through focused interdisciplinary coursework linked to a variety of extracurricular activities.

The majority of students graduating from this program continue their education at a four-year college or university. This is primarily a transfer program.

This program is offered by the Liberal Arts Department.

  • General Information
    Includes: Program Description, Entrance Requirements, Course Requirements

Program Highlights

  • Students studying in this program may be able to take part in the college's HonorScholar program, which allows them access to honors-level, seminar style coursework.
  • The program can be customized to fit each student's schedule, allowing for part-time or online study, evening courses and summer courses .
  • SUNY Transfer Paths allow those students who are interested in continuing their education at a SUNY college or university to identify specific coursework that will seamlessly transfer to the SUNY institution of their choice.


The liberal arts open students to a wide breadth of knowledge, and consequently students in these programs pursue an equally wide variety of careers. Graduates of this program generally pursue these fields at their transfer institution: Behavioral and Social Science, Communication, Foreign Studies, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, History and English.

For more information regarding this program, contact:

Sarah S. Retersdorf
Interim Department Chair
Liberal Arts Department
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 334
(518) 629-7191

For more information about admission to this program, contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309