Program information

MVCC's Liberal Arts & Sciences: International Studies Associate in Arts degree program prepares for transfer to a four-year program in business, social sciences or humanities with an international orientation. Along with providing a coherent liberal arts base, it provides access to instruction in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Students have the opportunity to study abroad while earning up to 15 hours toward a degree from MVCC.

See semester-by-semester degree plan.

Upon completion of the two-year program, students should be competent in the following areas:

  • Critical thinking, problem-solving
  • Promoting support for an interest in foreign language and culture
  • An understanding from an international perspective about the human condition and past and present culture
  • An understanding and proficiency in the intellectual skills in the use of a second spoken and written language
  • Promoting diversity awareness and a global view
  • Devising and confidently delivering oral proposals and reports
  • Composing clear and coherent written reports and essays


  • High school Mathematics Course 1 and 2 or the equivalent
  • One year of a laboratory science are required
  • Two years of a foreign language are recommended