This program is designed to provide you with broad knowledge and exploration in the arts and sciences. This program offers you maximum choice and flexibility, a wide array of courses, as well as clear transfer pathways to other programs and four-year schools.

This program allows you to create a pathway that provides the following opportunities:

  • Ability to transfer easily to other public and private colleges and universities to complete a bachelor’s degree in a Liberal Arts area.
  • Starting point for students, especially those who have not yet selected a major and wish to complete general education requirements and complete an associate degree.
  • Access to complete prerequisite courses to transfer into programs such as Engineering Technology, Math, Biology, Health Science, Environmental Science, or Accounting at NHTI.

What Students and Graduates Are Saying

Jake, A.A. in Liberal Arts from NHTI, NH farmer and sustainable agriculture advocate

“The Liberal Arts program was probably one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, to continue my education. The classes opened my mind to different aspects of what I could do in this world. Now I’m doing what I’ve aspired to do.”

Frank, NHTI Liberal Arts student, UNH graduate, aspiring Spanish teacher

“Build on experience, get a great education, prepare the way, and then transfer to other universities. I can thank NHTI for helping me get from here to there.”

Carolyn, NHTI-to-Keene State College transfer student, graduated with B.A. in music with psychology minor, middle-school music teacher

“NHTI opened doors to different interests and allowed me to explore those things on a deeper level so I could take them with me. I love sharing my passion with my students.”

Safiya, NHTI graduate, NH state representative, member of BBC’s 100 Women list of inspiring women

“The Liberal Arts classes will make you ready for when you’re outside of class. I could really use those in real-life situations when I became a state representative.”

Daniel, NHTI Liberal Arts student, future math teacher

“My journey began in the Congo, and I’ve rediscovered my passion and explored many opportunities at NHTI.”

Liberal Arts Degree

Course NumberCourse TitleCR
Core Requirements
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition3-4
ENGL xxxCEnglish Elective3
MATH xxxCTwo Math Electives:
MATH 120C or higher MATH xxxC*
XX xxxCThree Humanities Electives:
Any INDL, PHIL, ASL, CHIN, FREN, GERM, SPAN, THTR, MUSC, DANC, VRTS, HIST 104C, HIST 105C, or English Literature.
XX xxxCThree Social Science Electives:
Any ANTH, ECON, INDL, POLS, PSYC, SOCI  or HIST xxxC. (excluding HIST 104C and HIST 105C)
XX xxxCTwo Science Electives: One science from the following areas must have a lab: BIOL, CHEM, PHYS, SCI, ENV.7-8
Total Core Credits37-41
XX xxxCFour to Five Liberal Arts and Sciences Electives (Any General Education Elective)12-15
XX xxxCThree General Electives (Any credited course)9-12
TOTAL CREDITS60 credit minimum

* Milestone Course – A course necessary to pass to advance in the program.

Please Note:

For Optimal Transfer the following courses are recommended: Philosophy Elective, History Elective, Fine Arts Elective, Anthropology or other culture/diversity class. Please refer to target program for specific recommendations.

Other recommended courses: IST 102C PC Applications, as needed, and ENGL 120C or ENGL 120MC based on interest.

All students must complete a minimum of 60 credits of college-level coursework with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

All students must earn at least 15 credits at NHTI with at least eight (8) of those credits numbered at the 200 level.

Planning to Transfer?

NHTI offers you a variety of transfer resources to help create a bridge from NHTI’s Liberal Arts program to other programs and colleges when you are ready. These range from NHTransfer.org and Dual Admission to financial transfer incentives, agreements with four-year colleges, and regular transfer fairs. You will be assigned a Liberal Arts academic advisor with whom you can work to develop an effective transfer plan to meet your goals.

Transfer Opportunities

The New Hampshire Dual Admission program provides seamless academic pathways from NHTI to the University System of New Hampshire. The Liberal Arts programs has transfer agreements with the colleges and universities and assists students in transferring to other schools, including the following:

  • Plymouth State University
  • University of New Hampshire Durham
  • University of New Hampshire Manchester
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Colby Sawyer College
  • Rivier College
  • Granite State College
  • New England College
  • Franklin Pierce University

Transfer Resources

Dual College Admission

Applying for Dual Admission and enrolling at NHTI can be the first steps toward toward earning an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree through the New Hampshire Dual Admission Program. Dual NH provides a seamless academic pathway from NHTI to institutions of the University System of New Hampshire (UNH, Keene State, Plymouth State, and Granite State) in a broad range of programs.

Granite Guarantee

Granite Guarantee allows NHTI graduates, particularly those who are eligible for federal Pell Grants, to transfer to New Hampshire’s four-year schools tuition free for the semester following receipt of the associate degree. This financial aid program helps NHTI graduates to complete their bachelor’s degree and helps make it possible for you to achieve your career goals.

Transfer Information


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