Liberal Arts Transfer - Arts and Humanities

Associate Degree

Program number: 208001

Credits: 60

Area of Study: Arts, Design and Humanities

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $11,076.00
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

The Arts and Humanities Pre-major provides a foundation in the knowledge and skills at the core of what it means to be human. The Pre-major includes subjects that foster critical, analytical and creative thinking about human behavior and attitudes towards ourselves, towards each other—both as individuals and as members of groups—and towards the natural and human-built environment. Coursework in the Pre-major prepares students for success in a variety of majors that students could pursue after they transfer.

The Pre-major allows students the flexibility to build a two-year degree plan that fits best with the four-year institution of their choice. A solid grounding in the Arts and Humanities provides a well-rounded education that keeps student options open, giving them the communication, thinking, and analytical skills they need to be successful in almost any career. Specific transfer agreements are available for transferring into four-year colleges, including the University of Wisconsin at Madison. 

Students in the Arts and Humanities Pre-major can choose to focus in many different areas, including: 

  • Anthropology 
  • Art 
  • Art History 
  • Communication 
  • English 
  • Film 
  • History 
  • Journalism 
  • Music 
  • Performing Arts 
  • Philosophy 
  • Political Science  
  • Psychology 
  • Social Work 
  • Sociology 
  • World Languages 

For details, contact faculty advisor Dr. Jon Pollack ( or faculty advisor Dr. Sonja Sullivan (  

Plan Your Path to Success!

To stay up to date on your progress, be sure to view your advisement report regularly!

Program Details

Students earning the Associate of Arts degree can attend full or part time.

Liberal Arts Transfer classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Madison - South
  • Madison - West
  • Reedsburg
  • Portage
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.


To Apply

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.


After completing the Liberal Arts Transfer associate of arts degree at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Use identified critical thinking skills to pose questions, process information and make decisions.
  • Engage in collaborative activities in ways that contribute to the achievement of shared goals.
  • Exhibit self-awareness and self-management skills necessary to succeed in increasingly challenging academic environments.
  • Recognize the contributions of diverse cultures, historical periods, and art forms to the improvement of the human condition in a global society.
  • Compute and analyze quantitative data using mathematical, statistical and logical methods to solve problems.
  • Explore physical and social environments using scientific tools and methods.
  • Communicate with varied audiences by:
    • Listening actively in personal and professional relationships.
    • Reading and comprehending written materials in the content areas at grade 14 level.
    • Synthesizing and organizing information for diverse audiences.
  • Research a question by planning and implementing an appropriate investigative strategy and synthesizing the results in an academic document.