Expand your skills with a degree in Liberal Arts and open doors to unlimited careers

Develop skills in demand by today’s employers. NSCC’s Liberal Arts program offers a wide range of learning experiences, which students can transfer to any number of jobs. NSCC’s Liberal Arts two-year curriculum focuses on fulfilling general education requirements and students in this program can focus on a variety of career interests. Here are the in-demand skills that our students develop:

Strong Communication
Strong speaking and writing abilities are important in every field whether you become a teacher or a doctor or an engineer.

Reading Comprehension
Understanding what you read and processing the meaning of the written word is fundamental to your career – whatever your choice!

Cultural Understanding
Liberal arts students understand diversity and the importance of culture on the world’s stage.

Analytical Abilities
Critical analysis isn’t limited to STEM fields. Many liberal arts students go on to work in science, technology, engineering and math-related fields.

Focus your Liberal Arts Degree with these pathways

Communication and Media Studies Pathway >
English Pathway >
Economics Pathway >
Environmental Advocacy Pathway >
Environmental Studies Pathway >
Fine Arts Pathway >
General Education Pathway >
History Pathway >
Political Science Pathway >
Psychology Pathway >
Sociology Pathway >
Spanish Pathway >


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If you have questions related to program admissions or applications, please contact info@northshore.edu or call 978-762-4188.

If you have program advising related questions, please contact gened@northshore.edu or call 978-739-5522.


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North Shore Community College is an accredited public institute of higher education where all are welcome and each is challenged. NSCC is accredited by NECHE, the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly NEASC-CIHE, the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

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