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Liberal arts

All liberal arts transfer credits will be evaluated and approved by the Registrar's Office in consultation with appropriate Liberal Arts departments if necessary. Transfer credit is awarded only for course work similar to courses required for your current FIT degree and only when official transcripts and/or score reports have been submitted for review.

Two-year AAS requirements
All two-year students must take the 24 credits in liberal arts specified by their major. See your degree audit for details.  For more information, including a course list, see
One-year AAS requirements

All one-year students must have at least 30 transferable credits, with a minimum of 24 credits equivalent to FIT's general education requirements.
  • 3 credits in college-level mathematics above basic algebra (G2; Business & Technology majors: MA222 Statistics recommended);
  • 3 credits in English composition (G1; Composition taught in English);
  • 3 credits in literature or speech;
  • 3 credits in physical science, biology, or life science (G3).                                                                                              
The remainder General Education /Liberal Arts credits are outlined below by school designation.  Six (6) additional transferable elective credits are required for 30 transferable credits.  See this link for full list of FIT's General Education courses
School of Business & Technology/ School of Liberal Arts: 12 liberal arts credits in General Education areas G4-G10 from a minimum of 2 different areas (4 different areas recommended)
  •  G4: Social Science (B&T majors: SS141 Macroeconomics recommended);
  •  G5: Western Civilization;
  •  G6: Arts;
  •  G7: Humanities;
  •  G8: Foreign Language;
  •  G9 Other World Civilizations;
  •  G10 American History

School of Art & Design: 6 credits in Art History, plus:

  • 6 liberal arts credits in G4-G10 areas (2 different areas recommended);
    •  G4: Social Science;
    •  G5: Western Civilization;
    •  G6: Arts;
    •  G7: Humanities;
    •  G8: Foreign Language;
    •  G9 Other World Civilizations;
    • G10 American History

General Education exemptions

An earned bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited four-year institution (US or International) may exempt a student from all of the above liberal arts/general education requirements except 3 credits of English Composition (i.e., composition taught in English) and for Art & Design majors, 6 credits of Art History.  If required to take English Composition (G1) or Art History, the student is expected to take the missing courses in the summer before starting the degree program.

BFA/BS requirements

Students who apply for direct transfer into a Bachelor's degree program must have an equivalent degree with the same distribution of credits as required in FIT's AAS degree programs.  FIT BS and BFA programs require additional general education/liberal arts courses as part of the degree requirements that must be taken along with any required pre-requisite courses to earn a BS or BFA from FIT.


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