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Concentrations

Concentrations are available to all declared associate degree students as an option in the Landmark College curriculum.

A concentration is required to earn an associate’s degree in General Studies, but is not required for any of the other associate degrees offered.

A concentration focuses on an area of interest that a student wishes to explore. A concentration could include prerequisite course work that articulates with a Landmark College bachelor’s degree.

A completed concentration is noted on a student’s degree transcript and serves as further demonstration of a student’s intellectual persistence and dedication to a particular academic discipline.

A concentration requires 15 – 16 credits that includes specific concentration course requirements and (in some cases) distribution requirements. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 – 16 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.


Landmark College Associate's Degree Concentrations:

  • A concentration in the Arts provides students with a broad foundation in the study of the arts and the opportunity to focus on a specific studio art medium. The concentration includes courses that form the foundation of the B.A. in Studio Art.

    A concentration in Art requires 15 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Cultural Foundation (choose 1): 3 credits

    ART1301 Contemporary Art Foundations
    HIS1031 History of World Art I
    HIS1032 History of World Art II

    Required Foundation Studio (choose 1):  3 credits

    ART1211 Two Dimensional Design Foundations
    ART1221 Three Dimensional Foundations
    ART1601 Digital Foundations
    DRW1011 Drawing Foundations

    Required Studio Art/Focus Area (choose 3): 9 credits

    ART
    Ceramics (CER)
    Drawing (DRW)
    Film (FLM)
    Music (MUS)
    Painting (PNT)
    Photography (PHO)
    Theater (THE)
    Video (VID)

  • A concentration in Business Studies provides students with a broad foundation in basic business concepts. The concentration includes courses that form the foundation of the Business focus in both the A.A. in Business Studies and the B.A. in Communication and Entrepreneurial Studies.

    A concentration in Business requires 15 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Business Foundation: 9 credits

    BUS1011 Introduction to Business
    ACC1011 Principles of Accounting I
    ECN2021 Introduction to Microeconomics or ECN2031 Introduction to Macroeconomics: 3 credits

    Business Focus Area (2000 level or above)

    (choose 2 courses in a discipline area): 6 credits

    Accounting (ACC)
    Business (BUS)
    Economics (ECN)
    Finance (FIN)
    Management (MGT) or
    Marketing (MKT)

  • A concentration in Career Foundations provides the opportunity for students to explore career interests by building on career readiness experiences that are enhanced by course offerings.

    Students will receive an initial assessment of individual career readiness, and then will work with their academic advisor/career mentor to develop an academic plan and career goals.

    Course choices allow for further development in understanding the cultural, social, and professional demands called upon when exploring careers.

    A concentration in Career Foundations requires 15-16 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 – 16 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Career Foundation courses: 9 credits

    FIN 1011 Personal Finance
    EDU 2032 Career Development
    Internship: 3 credits required (may include ERE)

    Career Foundation Exploration (choose 2 courses): 6 credits

    EDU 1021 Digital Literacy
    EDU 2041 Lifestyles for Learning
    BUS 2011 Effective Business Communication
    EDU 2061 Education and Identity
    COM 1180 Mediation Skills
    PSY 1011 Introduction to Psychology

    Internship at 2000 level or above (total 6 credits)

  • A concentration in Communication provides students with a broad foundation in either communication or journalism concepts. The concentration includes courses that form the foundation of the communication focus in the B.A. in Communication and Entrepreneurial Studies.

    A concentration in Communication requires 15 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Business Foundation: 3 credits

    COM1011 Introduction to Communication

    Required Communication Focus Area (2000 level or above) 12 credits in any of the following discipline areas:

    Communication (COM)
    Journalism (JRN)
    BUS 2011 Effective Business Communication

  • A concentration in Computer Science provides students with a broad foundation in computer science. Students with an interest in computer science related field may find this concentration useful to then move toward other interests related to computer science.

    A concentration in Computer Science requires 15 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Computer Science Foundation: 6 credits

    CSC1635 Computer Science I
    CSC2621 Web Science

    Required Computer Science Courses: 9 credits (Only one can be a Math (MAT) course)

    CSC2635 Computer Science II
    CSC2636 Mobile Application Programming
    CSC2638 Data Structures and Algorithms
    CSC2751 Networking and Security
    MAT2732 Calculus I
    MAT2741 Linear Algebra
    MAT2833 Calculus II
    Computer Science Independent Study

  • A concentration in Creative Writing provides students with a broad foundation to support their creative writing efforts, or study the work of others.

    A concentration in Creative Writing requires 15 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Creative Writing Foundation: 3 credits

    CRW 1011: Creative Writing

    Required Creative Writing Focus Area:

    (2000 level or above) 12 credits in any of the following discipline areas (6 must be in CRW):

    Creative Writing (CRW)
    Literature (LIT)
    Writing (WRT)

  • A concentration in Education provides students with a broad foundation in educational development theory and educational psychology. Students interested in the B.A. in Psychology* may want to choose this concentration as a way to focus on student development.

    A concentration in Education requires 15 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Education Foundation: 6 credits

    EDU 1031 Introduction to Education
    EDU 2051 Learning Disabilities Seminar

    Required Education Focus Area:

    (2000 level or above) in the following disciplines: 9 credits (at least one must be an EDU course).

    Education (EDU)
    Psychology (PSY)*

    *Students interested in continuing in the B.A. Psychology program are encouraged to specifically choose:
    PSY 2021 Child Development
    PSY 2071 Educational Psychology

  • A concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation provides students with a broad foundation in leadership. The concentration includes courses that form the foundation of the leadership focus in the B.A. in Communication and Entrepreneurial Studies.

    A concentration in Entrepreneurship and Innovation requires 15 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Foundation: 12 credits

    ACC1011 Principles of Accounting I
    BUS2011 Effective Business Communication
    BUS2021 Entrepreneurship and Innovation
    MKT2011 Introduction to Marketing

    Required Economics Course: 12 credits

    ECN2021 Microeconomics OR ECN2031 Macroeconomics: 3 credits

  • A concentration in the Humanities provides students with a broad foundation to develop understanding into the impact of culture on values, assumptions, and worldview.

    A concentration in the Humanities requires 15 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Foundation (Choose one introductory course): 3 credits

    HIS1011 Humanities I: Ancient & Medieval Western Culture
    HIS1012 Humanities II: Renaissance to Present
    HIS1021 American Experience I: To 1865
    HIS1022 American Experience II: 1865 – Present
    HIS1031 History of World Art I
    HIS1032 History of World Art II
    PHI1011 Introduction to Philosophy
    REL1011 Introduction to World Religions

    Required Humanities Exploration Area:

    (2000 level or above)* 12 credits in any of the following discipline areas:

    History (HIS)
    Humanities (HUM)
    Philosophy (PHI)
    Religion (REL)

    *Students may take the second course in a sequence of the foundation level as one of their exploration choices.

  • A concentration in Natural Science provides students with a broad foundation to apply knowledge about the natural work to analyze real-world problems and issues.

    A concentration in the Natural Science requires 15 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 credits. Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Foundation:

    Choose one introductory course in one of the following disciplines: 4 credits

    Biology (BIO)
    Chemistry (CHM)
    Geology (GEO)
    Natural Science (NSC)

    Required Natural Science Exploration Area:

    12 credits in any of the following discipline areas (7 credits at the 2000 level or above).

    Biology (BIO)
    Chemistry (CHM)
    Ecology (ECO)
    Environmental Science (ENV)
    Geology (GEO)
    Natural Science (NSC)

  • A concentration in Psychology provides students with a broad foundation in human development theory and  psychology. Students interested in the B.A. in Psychology* may want to choose this concentration to earn an associates degree that will put them on track to complete the B.A. if interested.

    A concentration in Psychology requires 15 total credits. Students must earn an average of C or better in all 15 credits.  Students may apply transfer credits towards the achievement of a concentration.

    Required Education Foundation: 9 credits

    PSY1011 Introduction to Psychology
    PSY2021 Child Development OR PSY2031 Adolescent and Adult Development
    PSY2071 Educational Psychology OR PSY2081 Cognitive Psychology

    Required Education Focus Area

    (2000 level or above) in the following disciplines: 6 credits

    Psychology (PSY)*
    EDU 2051 Learning Disabilities Seminar

    *Students interested in continuing in the B.A. Psychology program are encouraged to specifically choose:

    PSY2011 Introduction to Psychology Research
    EDU 2051 Learning Disabilities Seminar

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