Liberal Arts

Get a Well-rounded Education While Developing your Passion

A liberal arts education transforms students into life-long learners. Colorado Mountain College’s Liberal Arts associate degrees cover a broad variety of disciplines while laying the groundwork for continuing education with transferable credits and a clear path forward.

Less debt means more options

The pathway to most bachelor's degrees begins with required general education classes and a collection of specialized courses. Completing essential classes and earning transferable credits at a lower tuition rate sets you up for success.

Guaranteed Transfer Pathways

Statewide Transfer Articulation Agreement Programs make it possible for Colorado Mountain College students to obtain a Liberal Arts associate degree with a guaranteed transfer to complete a bachelor's degree in Colorado.

Examine the cultural and biological aspects of the human experience. This is a comprehensive introduction to anthropology, providing students with crucial knowledge, transferable credits and an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Anthropology.

Discover your skills and develop passions without drowning in debt. Complete general education requirements while earning an Associate of Arts degree and building a strong basis for your future academic adventures.

Build a solid foundation through general education courses while exploring a specific area of interest. The offered Associate of General Studies degrees include: Outdoor Recreation Leadership and CMC & CU-Boulder Engineering Agreement (AGS).

Study weather on a mountaintop or sample water from a snowmelt stream. Earn an Associate of Science degree at CMC and get a hands-on education in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Acquire essential credits that transfer easily to another college or university in Colorado.

Innovation relies on communication. Cultivate universal problem solving and analytical skills with a competitive edge in today’s dynamic job market. Complete an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Communication at Colorado Mountain College and turn your ideas into action.

Express your ideas and engage in meaningful discourse with literary context while earning transferable credits at affordable tuition rates. In addition to reading, writing and critical thinking skills, students will become familiar with fundamental concepts relating to communication, arts and humanities.

Make sense of the world while examining both human and physical geography. Students pursuing an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Geography will be prepared to explore a variety of career opportunities or transfer to another college or university to complete a bachelor's degree. 

View history with a broad global perspective while exploring the people, ideas and trends that have shaped society. Develop vital liberal arts concepts and critical thinking skills while earning an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in History and transfer to complete a bachelor's degree.

Examine existence and experience while developing the ability to think creatively and critically. Earning an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Philosophy at Colorado Mountain College will position students to pursue a variety of professional opportunities or transfer to another institution to complete a bachelor's degree in Colorado.

Understand the philosophies, principles, processes and policies of government. Prepare for a career in government or the private sector with an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Political Science or transfer credits to another college or university and complete a bachelor's degree in Colorado.

Gain valuable insight into the mind and the social sciences that influence its behavior with an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Psychology. Save money by earning transferable credits at a low tuition rate while building the skills to succeed academically.

Exercise your analytical mind while laying the groundwork for a career in science or medicine. Build upon the foundation of a liberal arts education specializing in the technical science of the mind with an Associate of Science with an emphasis in Psychology.

Provide essential support services in your community as a social worker while earning an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Social Work. Complete two years of social work education while earning transferable credits at CMC’s affordable tuition rates. Transfer to Metro State University to complete the Bachelor of Social Work degree.

Examine the basic concepts of human behavior and acquire insight into social patterns and culture. Gain interpersonal communication, interpretive and critical thinking skills—foundational competencies that will transfer to another college or university with ease along with an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Sociology.

Develop interpretive and interpersonal communicative Spanish language skills with cultural contexts. Pursue a pathway to a career as an interpreter, translator or Spanish language teacher with an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Spanish or enhance your resume with a Spanish Proficiency Certificate.