ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE

Program Description:  The Associate of Arts Degree is awarded to individuals who successfully complete a program of collegiate level work, which is transferable toward a baccalaureate degree.  The state minimum general education core of 35 semester credit hours including courses in English/writing, the humanities and fine arts, history and the social sciences, mathematics, and the natural sciences are a part of this degree program.  AA Degree graduates are guaranteed the transfer of applicable credits and the equitable treatment in the application of credits for the admissions and degree requirements.  Course transferability is not guaranteed for courses listed in ACTS as “No Comparable Course.”  Additionally, courses with a “D” frequently do not transfer, and institutional policies may vary.  ACTS may be accessed on the Internet by going to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education website and selecting “Students” and then the “Arkansas Course Transfer System.  Check the ACTS website at:  http://adhe.edu.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:  High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma


CERTIFICATE OF GENERAL STUDIES

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  The Certificate of General Studies is designed to recognize 38 credit hours of general education core courses successfully completed by students.  This certificate will serve as an intermediate step toward attaining an Associate of Arts degree or transferring to a baccalaureate institution.  The program will document the student’s mastery of skills and competencies needed to be successful in the workforce and function in today’s world.


ASSOCIATE OF GENERAL STUDIES

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  This flexible program enables a student to design an individualized program of collegiate level work of academic transfer and/or technical career courses.  Individual courses within the Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.) degree may fulfill requirements for transfer toward a baccalaureate degree, direct employment, or educational enrichment.  The student must obtain written approval from the Division Chair of General Studies and assigned faculty advisor for their intended course of study.  Students seeking the A.G.S. degree for transfer to a four-year institution must consult with the receiving institution concerning the transferability of individual courses.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma


 ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN BUSINESS

Program Description:  The Associate of Science Degree in Business is designed for students preparing to transfer to a 4-year institution to obtain a baccalaureate degree in the field of business.  This degree is accepted at most 4-year public universities in Arkansas upon completion of the entire degree.  Students pursuing this degree should contact the university where they plan to transfer to obtain the baccalaureate degree(s) aligned with the Associate of Science (AS) in Business.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:  High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma