Programs And Courses

Arts and Humanities
Arts and Humanities

Liberal Arts - Associate in Arts (AA) (2091)

If you have a passion for the arts, literature, philosophy or music, HACC’s Liberal 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!

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 Liberal 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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Our Liberal Arts program gives you an opportunity to select from a variety of courses to fit your area of interest and/or explore topics within the liberal arts areas. As you study such topics as English or English Literature, History, Humanities, Music, World Languages, or Philosophy, you are being prepared to transfer to a four-year institute to pursue a Bachelor's degree in these areas of study.

As you complete our program, you will be able to: 

  • 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
  • Apply discipline-approved technology and communication forms and methods to discuss and disseminate knowledge and ideas
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Review our new academic maps (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

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:


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: English Secondary Education Certification (pdf)
Penn State Harrisburg: Social Studies Secondary Education Certification (pdf)
Penn State Harrisburg: English (pdf)
Penn State Harrisburg: Humanities (pdf)
Penn State Harrisburg: American Studies (pdf)
Penn State Mont Alto: Program to Program Agreements (pdf)
Penn State York: Program to Program Transfer Information (pdf)
Slippery Rock University of PA: English Secondary Education Certification (pdf)
Slippery Rock University of PA: History Secondary Education Certfication (pdf)

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

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, please visit this webpage to review the most up-to-date details about how courses are being offered.


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


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.


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 the communication, humanities and the arts department chair, Brenda Eppley, 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.

Peter Selib, HACC liberal arts alumnus

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