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The objectives of the Letters, Arts, and Sciences major are to broaden the student's understanding, interests, and skills; to help the student become a more responsible, productive member of his/her family and community.

The program permits students to choose a sufficient number of electives to permit some specialization according to their interests or career plans. Students will benefit from study in communications, mathematics, and general education courses in arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and science.

Continued Education

The program is a complete two-year degree major; however, graduates who later seek admission to baccalaureate degree majors may apply the earned credits earned toward the new degree. Programs like the bachelor of science degree in Psychology at Penn State Schuylkill can be started immediately after completing the Letters, Arts, and Sciences program. It is highly recommended that students discuss this option with their academic adviser.

Fast-track Option

This program has a recommended academic plan that will enable you to complete all required courses by taking classes during a summer session. Some courses will be offered in the evenings, on Saturdays, and online to better accommodate students' busy schedules.

For more information and to obtain a copy of the fast-track recommended academic plan, contact the program coordinator.

Career Opportunities

The associate degree in Letters, Arts, and Sciences gives students the flexibility to create a program tailored to their specific academic and career goals. The application of acquired knowledge and skills to their careers can be very broad.

A Letters, Arts, and Sciences graduate can explore entry-level opportunities within:

  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Communications firms
  • Publishing companies
  • Utility companies
  • Local or state governments
  • Business, writing/editing firms
  • Retail, business, public relations firms
  • Healthcare
  • Service industries
  • Sales
  • Media
  • Industry

Job Titles

The following list provides some examples of possible job titles:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Assistant manager
  • Editor
  • Proofreader
  • Staff writer
  • Patient advocate
  • Public relations assistant
  • Production assistant
  • Advertising assistant
  • Sales assistant
  • Account representative
  • Account trainee
  • Consumer affairs assistant
  • Event coordinator
  • Hotel sales representative
  • Convention planner
  • Human services worker
  • Case management aide
  • Community outreach coordinator
  • Mental health assistant
  • Gerontology aide
  • Activities director
  • Teacher's aide
  • Staff assistant

For more information, contact:

Dr. Anita Vickers
Program Coordinator


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