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School of Liberal Arts

Our degree programs nurture creative minds, build critical thinking skills and transfer seamlessly to four-year institutions.

Explore your passion for the arts

Get ready to hone your passion for collaboration, communication and creative problem solving with a liberal arts degree.  With smaller class sizes, you can really get to know your instructors and classmates and put into practice what you learn about making a difference in the world.

Transfer-focused degree programs

Our Liberal Arts Academic Pathways and pre-major degrees are designed for students who would like to transfer their GRCC associate degree to a four-year college or university. Four year institutions recruit GRCC graduates. Hundreds of our students transfer each year, and report that they are better prepared, or just as prepared, for their junior year as the students who attended that institution their freshman and sophomore years.

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305 Raleigh J. Finkelstein Hall

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Liberal Arts degree and certificate programs

There are more than 30 degree and certificate programs in the School of Liberal Arts spread out across five of our Academic Pathways.
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Your first step to becoming a GRCC Liberal Arts major is to apply to GRCC today.

Learning beyond the classroom

Your learning doesn’t just take place in the classroom or lab in the School of Liberal Arts. While you're here, we encourage you to explore the wide-range of student activities that can deepen and complement your learning.


Amanda Quist
One afternoon, my conductor stepped away from teaching to pick up some materials and asked me to conduct the choir. I felt as if I had stepped into myself in that moment.
Amanda Quist, GRCC Music Alum

Faculty & Staff


Professional Support Staff

Lauren Odom

Lauren Odom

Professional Support to the Dean of Liberal Arts
(616) 234-3788
Melissa Polanco-Nunez

Melissa Polanco Nunez

Professional Support to the Associate Dean of Liberal Arts
(616) 234-2111