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Humanities, Languages, and the Arts: Transfer Associate  (2091)

If you have a passion for the arts, languages or music, HACC’s Humanities, Languages and the Arts Program can be your path to ­­­­­­­an inspiring career in the field of humanities. After completing our program and receiving your Associate in Arts (AA), we can help you choose a specialization and a four-year school to transfer your credits. Submit your application today!

What can I do with this in the workforce? 

After completing your associate degree, you can work towards a bachelor’s degree in any humanities subject, including languages, music and art. Based on your interest areas, you can focus on:

  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Film
  • History
  • Language
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Theatre
  • Writing

If you are interested in transferring your credits to a specialized program at a four-year school so you can pursue a specific artistic goal, we will help you develop the skills and plan you need. The Humanities, Languages and the Arts program is ideal for students who have an:

  • Interest in other cultures and traditions
  • Appreciation for the fine arts
  • Interest in studying abroad

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What is HACC’s program like?

The Humanities, Languages and the Arts program at HACC will give you the opportunity to select from a variety of courses that match your artistic interests. As you complete our program, you will be able to: 

  • Transfer into a humanities, languages and the arts discipline such as English language or literature, foreign languages, humanities or music at a four-year institution
  • Define the fundamental concepts associated with the specific disciplines chosen by the student, which include but are not limited to, terminology, genres and theories
  • Analyze, interpret and apply information in the assertion of ideas and conclusions
  • Analyze works from literature and humanities within the context of a global community
  • Recognize the influence of social context, such as history, politics and religions, on creative expressions within any culture
  • Use technology and communication forms and methods used in discussing and disseminating knowledge and ideas in the specific disciplines of study

What classes will I take?

We encourage you to:
  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.
  • Browse our advising checksheet (pdf), which is also an excellent tool to help you personalize your course load each term and manage your overall advancement through our programs.

Can I transfer my credits to a four-year college or university?

Affordably YOURS, our two-year degree program is a transfer program. We designed our programs to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. We encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so you can take the proper classes at HACC.
Our various transfer options include:

Central Penn College: Humanities, Languages & Arts into Humanities (pdf)

Lebanon Valley College: Humanities, Language Arts into English Secondary Education Certification (pdf)

Lebanon Valley College: Humanities, Language and the Arts into English (pdf)

Millersville University of PA: Humanities, Languages & Arts into English BA and BSEd (pdf)

Millersville University of PA: Humanities, Languages & Arts into Foreign Languages BA and BSEd (pdf)

Penn State Harrisburg: Humanities Language & Arts (pdf)

Penn State Mont Alto: Program to Program Agreements (pdf)

Penn State York: Program to Program Agreements (pdf)

Shippensburg University of PA: Humanities, Lang & Arts English Education-Secondary Ed (pdf)

Shippensburg University of PA: Humanities, Lang & Arts into Communications Journalism (pdf)

Shippensburg University of PA: Humanities, Lang & Arts into English BA (pdf)

Shippensburg University of PA: Humanities, Lang & Arts into Modern Languages BA and BSEd (pdf)

Slippery Rock University of PA: English Secondary Education (pdf)

West Chester University of PA: Humanities, Language and the Arts into Literature, English Ed, Philosophy (pdf)

Wilson College: Humanities Languages & Arts into English (pdf)

Wilson College: Humanities Languages & Arts into French or Spanish (pdf)

York College of Pennsylvania: Humanities, Languages and Arts into Professional Writing (pdf)

York College of Pennsylvania: Literary and Textual Studies (pdf)

York College of Pennsylvania: Humanities, Languages, and Arts into Philosophy (pdf)

Where can I complete this program?

You can complete the entire Humanities, Languages and the Arts program at HACC’s five campuses, as well as through Virtual Learning.  

Does HACC offer scholarships?

Yes! The HACC Foundation provides approximately 200 scholarship opportunities. We encourage you to apply for scholarships based on your academic goals and eligibility by visiting

When can I apply?

You can apply for a HACC program anytime by visiting our website. When you submit your application, please include program code 2091. The code is for this specific program and ensures you apply to the correct program.

How can I learn more?

HACC designed our Humanities, Languages and the Arts program for students with a passion for the humanities. We want to help you develop YOUR skills, so you can succeed in the exciting field of your choice. Please contact department chair Will Guntrum or an admissions counselor to request more information about the associate degree. We look forward to answering your questions and helping you enroll in our program.