Students planning to transfer to another institution to complete a four-year college degree can begin their program at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College by completing an Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.), or an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. Students who are planning to transfer to another institution should keep in mind the requirements of that institution when selecting courses in the area that they may plan on majoring in at the transfer institution. Unless the students are in a specific program they do not declare a major while attending Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Students who are unsure of what area they may ultimately select at their transfer institution will receive a well-rounded foundation for future courses by completing the general requirements for graduating with an Associate of Arts degree.


The mission of the liberal arts and sciences program is:

  • To prepare students for the future by promoting cultural diversity within a global perspective.
  • To expose students to a broad spectrum of knowledge and an open exchange of ideas.
  • To promote an understanding of the human experience and the inter-relation of the personal, social, and historical dimensions of human life.
  • To promote scholarship and academic excellence.
  • To promote respect for individuals, the community, and the environment.

The liberal arts and sciences curriculum provides an excellent background in general education and will transfer to a wide variety of colleges and universities.

Foundational courses are offered as part of an A.A., A.F.A., or A.S. degree in the following disciplines and should transfer to most other institutions.

  • Accounting
  • American Indian Studies
  • Art
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Child Development
  • Corrections
  • Criminology/Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Law Enforcement
  • Liberal Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Speech/Communication

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers a complete schedule of courses across a wide range of programs and areas of concentration. Students can choose to work toward a two-year Associate of Arts, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Applied Science degree program. Students may also choose to complete credits for transfer to another college as specified in the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. Short-term certificate programs are also available. Degrees and credits earned at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College transfer to most other colleges and universities.


Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts curriculum provides an excellent background in general education and will transfer to a wide variety of four-year college and university programs. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the degree requirements of the college to which they plan to transfer.

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers a wealth of courses in most of the traditional disciplines that are included in most liberal arts degree programs. The multi-cultural environment at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College also provides students with opportunities to understand, recognize, and experience cultural diversity.

Most liberal arts degree programs have a foreign language requirement. To receive the Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Liberal Arts, students must complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (minimum 40 credits), including AMIN 1050 Anishinaabeg of Lake Superior, two courses of Physical Education, and a minimum of 18 elective credits.


The current degree program planner checklist of required courses is available for viewing and printing here.

Program Planners


Degree requirements and course are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.


I chose FDLTCC because of its size and the curriculum. When I first came here in 2019, I was just looking for what I needed to volunteer, perhaps in a crisis shelter. I met with Don Jarvinen, and the rest is history.

My favorite thing about FDLTCC is the people. I’ve met fantastic students, faculty and staff who go above and beyond what I expected.

It is awesome here at the FDLTCC Education Program because it is like a family here, if you need help or are struggling with anything, you have quite a few people who will help you out.