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Liberal Arts (LA)


The WNC Liberal Arts Division fosters growth, inquiry, critical thought, creativity, responsibility, and enduring success.


  • Support a learning environment focused on student success and academic integrity
  • Support academic freedom and faculty development for the betterment of the college community
  • Provide regular, systematic assessment to ensure viability and alignment of programs within the college and with transfer institutions

Liberal Arts Programs:

AA Associate of Arts
AB Associate of Business
AGS Associate of General Studies
AS Associate of Science

Academic Disciplines in the Liberal Arts Division:

Anthropology (ANTH)
Arabic (ARA)
Art (ART)
Astronomy (AST)
Atmospheric Sciences (ATMS)
Biology (BIOL)
Chemistry (CHEM)
Chinese (CHI)
Communication (COM)
Computer Engineering (CPE)
Computer Science (CS)
Core Humanities (CH)
Crafts (CR)
Dance (DAN)
Educational Psychology (EPY)
Electrical Engineering (EE)
Engineering (ENGR)
English (ENG)
Environmental Studies (ENV)
French (FREN)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geography (GEOG)
Geology (GEOL)
German (GER)
History (HIST)
Holocaust, Genocide and Peace Studies (HGPS)
Humanities (HUM)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JPN)
Journalism (JOUR)
Latin (LAT)
Mathematics (MATH)
Mechanical Engineering (ME)
Metallurgical Engineering (METE)
Music (MUS)
Music: Applied (MUSA)
Music: Ensemble (MUSE)
Natural Resources (NRES)
Nutrition (NUTR)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (PSC)
Psychology (PSY)
Reading (READ)
Russian (RUS)
Social Work (SW)
Sociology (SOC)
Spanish (SPAN)
Statistics (STAT)
Theatre (THTR)

Contact Us

Katy Edmunds, Division Assistant
Bristlecone Building, 350D

Cassandra Luster, Division Assistant
Bristlecone Building, 350B

Kim DesRoches, Professor of History,
Academic Director of Liberal Arts
Bristlecone Building, 350A

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