Liberal Arts

The skills most employers value in new hires are the foundation of a liberal arts degree: written and oral communication, problem solving, and critical thinking. Employers look for a strong work ethic, teamwork, initiative, and analytical abilities. These are the specific abilities sharpened by liberal arts courses. Choosing a liberal arts major is one way to prepare for a world where new and unexpected careers are invented every day.

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Degrees and Certificates Offered

Getting your Associate in Arts degree can translate to $360,000 more in lifetime earnings than an H.S. diploma! It can also be a perfect start to a 4-year degree.

Two other specific degrees are offered:

Need a school-life balance? Get your AA degree online.

Get more information and class listings in our catalog.

Academic Subject Certificates
While you’re earning your AA degree, you can explore some subjects in-depth and add a certificate to your resumé, usually without adding additional credits. Offered in:

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Transferring to a Four-Year
What would you do with $30,000? That’s how much you can save by starting your baccalaureate degree here at Leeward!

Transfer seamlessly to a local, national, or University of Hawai‘i four-year college.