Liberal Arts Program
What is Liberal Arts?
The Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Arts provides students with the first two years of the broad educational foundation needed for entry into many fields. The program is designed so that students planning to transfer from Blue Ash College to McMicken College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Cincinnati can complete a typical bachelor’s degree with an additional two years of full-time study.
Successful Liberal Arts students are interested in exploring a wide range of disciplines.
Many students choose to complete a bachelor’s degree. Among the areas of concentration offered at the College of Arts and Sciences for which transfer with a Liberal Arts degree is appropriate are Afro-American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Classical Civilization, Communication, Economics, English, French, Geography, German/German Studies, History, Interdisciplinary Studies, Judaic Studies, Latin American studies, Mathematical Sciences, Personnel and Industrial Relations, Philosophy, Physical Geography, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Spanish.
Students may enter the workforce directly with an AA in Liberal Arts. Their degree signifies that they have developed the critical-thinking skills necessary for success in business.
For advising contact information, please check the college's advising web page:
Advising Center phone: 513-745-5753
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
The Liberal Arts program provides an excellent general education foundation for students who wish to pursue a baccalaureate degree in a variety of majors at the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences. Students at UC Blue Ash College enjoy small classes and well-qualified faculty, as well as the many benefits afforded through study at a university ranked among the nation's top 25 public research institutions. The regional campus is conveniently located and has lower fees for tuition, technology, student life, and parking.
The program is open to all students with a high school diploma from an accredited high school or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to graduate and to advance to upper levels of study. High school students who are considering UC Blue Ash College should take either the SAT or ACT test for guidance and counseling.
Transferring to UC Requirements
Transferring to UC Blue Ash College :
UC Blue Ash College has an open admission policy (although some programs within the college are selective admissions.) Transfer students must supply official transcripts from each previously attended institution. Credits are accepted from any institution currently accredited by any of the six regional accrediting agencies. Credits transferred from another institution may not fulfill specific requirements for the degree. An official evaluation of transfer credit from other colleges will be processed after the student’s file is complete.
Changing Majors within UC Requirements
For current UC students who wish to transfer from one UC program to another:
- Fill out an Application for Change in College and Program (sometimes referred to as the "On-Campus Transfer Form"). This form may also be obtained from your current college office.
- Submit the completed form to the college which offers the program into which you want to transition.
Students must complete the residency requirement at UCBA to qualify for graduation from a UCBA program.
International Student Requirements
International students wishing to apply to UCBA can find information at http://admissions.uc.edu/international.html
- Complete all program requirements
- Earn at least 60 semester credit hours (for an associate degree) This can include transfer credit, AP credit and free electives, but does not include preparatory coursework. Students who have met all other degree requirements must continue earning credit until the total number of their earned hours comes to at least these minimum number of credit hours.
- Attain a 2.0 grade point average for all courses taken at the University of Cincinnati
- Be in good academic standing, that is, not on either academic probation or disciplinary probation or suspension.
- Complete the UCBA residency requirement.
- Submit an application for graduation to the registrar's office by their posted deadline.
UC Blue Ash College admits students each term, so students can begin fall, spring, and summer semesters. Please consult the UC Blue Ash Admissions page for specific application deadlines for each term. https://www.ucblueash.edu/admissions/steps/apply-now.html
AccreditationThe University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
UC Blue Ash College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts
Full-Time Program Duration
Blue Ash College
9555 Plainfield Road
Blue Ash, OH 45236
Phone: (513) 745-5645
Amber Kuftic, Program Coordinator
History, Philosophy, & Political Science Department
English & Communication Department
Progress Hall • Room 120B
Phone: (513) 745-5645