Jul 25, 2024  
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog 
    
Butler Community College 2024-25 Catalog

Liberal Arts (AA)


Program Information

  • Students receive a solid introduction to Liberal Arts and Sciences to prepare for transfer to a four-year college of university. This degree allows students to choose elective courses to customize a program of study. Many students begin at Butler as a cost-effective way to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s degree. Academic advisors assist students in selecting courses which allow them to explore possible major courses of study in addition to completing the general education requirements for a 2 year and 4 year degree. Prospective teachers should take General Psychology PY 260  and Introduction to Teaching ED 206  . A math course above College Algebra MA 135  may be required at some transfer institutions.

Butler Community College is committed to flexible pathways for our student’s success. Courses are offered in varying delivery formats; face-to-face, blended and online. When reviewing this pathway, please check the Class Schedule to identify which format the course is offered to make sure you are selecting the delivery modality that fits your needs.

SYMBOLS
Kansas State Wide Transfer course (T►)
Milestone Courses - 
Courses are considered essential for progress within a selected Pathway and are indicated by a diamond symbol (♦).
This course is offered online (O)

Program Pathway Learning Outcomes

Click here to view this program’s assessment data. For more information or questions, please contact Phil Speary at pspeary@butlercc.edu or 316.322.3226.

Butler General Education Bucket Requirements (34-35)

Butler Community College participates in the Kansas systemwide general education (SGE) framework within AA and AS degrees.  The SGE framework includes 34-35 credit hours organized in 7 “buckets” each identified by an individual SGE code.  

  • All students are required to take EG101 and EG102 from Bucket 1.
  • All students are required to take either SP100 or SP102 from Bucket 2.
  • All students are required to take one math course from Bucket 3.
  • All other buckets where a course is marked as preferred, students can choose any course listed in the state approved bucket if they meet the prerequisite for the course. 
  • Courses in any of the buckets 3-7 not marked preferred are mandatory in the pathway unless an alternative is approved by the dean overseeing the pathway.
  • Courses listed in the Pathway not identified with a bucket are required for completion of the given degree pathway and are not intended to fulfill the state approved general education bucket package.
  • Students are encouraged to contact Academic Advising for further information.

For more information: Butler General Education Bucket Requirements  

SEVEN BUCKET FRAMEWORK
Bucket 1   Bucket 2   Bucket 3   Bucket 4   Bucket 5   Bucket 6   Bucket 7  

Contact Information

Troy Nordman
Dean, Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences
316.323.6215
Office: BOA 5343C
tnorman@butlercc.edu

First Term: 15-17 Credit Hours


Select one: 3-5 Credit Hours (Bucket 6-SGE060)


Fine Arts and Humanities Course

Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 5-SGE050)


Social and Behavioral Science Course

Free Elective course: 3 Credit Hours (See an advisor)


Second Term: 16-19 Credit Hours


Select one: 4-5 Credit Hours (Bucket 4-SGE040)


Lab Science Course

Select one: 3-5 Credit Hours (Bucket 6-SGE060)


Fine Arts and Humanities Course

Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 5-SGE050)


Social and Behavioral Science Course

Free Elective course: 3 Credit Hours (See an advisor)


Third Term: 14-19 Credit Hours


Select one: 3 Credit Hours (Bucket 2-SGE020)


Select one: 3-5 Credit Hours (Bucket 7-SGE070)


Institutionally Designated Courses

Select one: 3-5 Credit Hours (Bucket 7-SGE070)


Institutionally Designated Courses

Free Elective courses: 5-6 Credit Hours (See an advisor)


Fourth Term: 15 Credit Hours


Free Elective courses: 15 Credits (See an advisor)

Total Degree Pathway Credit Hours: 60-70