Associate of Arts

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS: GENERAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY TRANSFER PROGRAM
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 of this program satisfy the transfer requirements of the Articulation Agreement adopted on 6/28/94 by the Arkansas Higher Education Council which is composed of all public universities, community colleges and technical colleges.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma

Course No. Course Name LEC LAB SWE SSCH
1st Year – 1st Semester
ENGL 1313 English Composition I 3 3
MATH 1333 College Algebra
(or MATH 1343 College Trigonometry)
3 3
HIST 2313 U.S. History to 1877 
( or HIST 2323 U. S. History Since 1877
or POLI 2313 American Government)
3 3
Fine Arts/Humanities Elective 3 3
Elective 3 3
15 15
1st Year – 2nd Semester
ENGL 1323 English Composition II 3 3
SPEE 2393 Oral Communication for Public Address 3 3
Social Science Requirement 3 3
Fine Arts/Humanities Elective 3 3
Elective 3 3
15 15
2nd Year – 1st Semester
ENGL 2363 World Literature I
or ENGL 2313 English Literature I
or ENGL 2373 World Literature II
or ENGL 2323 English Literature II
3 3
HIST 1333 Western Civilization I
(or HIST 1343 Western Civilization II)
3 3
Natural Science Requirement 3 2 4
Social Science Elective 3 3
Elective 3 3
15 2 16
2nd Year – 2nd Semester
HPER 1313 Personal Health & Safety 3 3
Natural Science Requirement 3 2 4
Social Science Elective 3 3
Electives (2) 6 6
15 2 16

COMPLETION AWARD: Associate of Arts Degree (62 Total Credit Hours)

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE: FAST TRACK ACADEMIC TRANSFER HONORS PROGRAM
One Year (14 Months)
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: High School (or GED Equivalency) Diploma; ACT Score of 19 in Math, English, and Reading; or ASSET Score of 43 in Intermediate Algebra, 42 in Language Usage, and 41 in Reading; or COMPASS Score of 59% in Math, 75% in Language Usage, and 82% in Reading.

Course No. Course Name SSCH
1st Year – Summer Session (June-July)
ENGL 1313 English Composition I (1st Summer Term) 3
MATH 1333 College Algebra 
(or 
MATH 1343 College Trigonometry)
3
ENGL 1323 English Composition II (2nd Summer Term) 3
Elective 3
12
1st Year – 1st Semester (August – December)
ENGL 2363 World Literature I
or ENGL 2313 English Literature I
or ENGL 2373 World Literature II
or ENGL 2323 English Literature II
3
HIST 2313 U.S. History to 1877
(or HIST 2323 U.S. History Since 1877
or POLI 2313 American Government)
3
Natural Science Requirement 4
Social Science Requirement 3
Fine Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Elective 3
19
1st Year – 2nd Semester (January – May)
SPEE 2393 Oral Communication for Public Address 3
HIST 1333 Western Civilization I
(or HIST 1343 Western Civilization II)
3
Natural Science Requirement 4
Social Science Elective 3
Fine Arts/Humanities Elective 3
Elective 3
19
2nd Year – Summer Session (June – July)
HPER 1313 Personal Health & Safety 3
Social Science Elective 3
Electives (2) 6
12

COMPLETION AWARD: Associate of Arts Degree (62 Total Credit Hours)

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS DEGREE: ELECTIVES

Course No. Course Name LEC LAB SWE SSCH
BUSINESS
BUSI 1033 Introduction to Business 3 3
ACCO 2313 Principles of Accounting I 3 3
ACCO 2323 Principles of Accounting II 3 3
COMPUTERS
COMP 1123 Introduction to Computers 3 3
EDUCATION
EDUC 1303 Introduction to Education 3 3
FINE ARTS & HUMANITIES
ART 2343 Art History & Appreciation 3 3
ENGL 2313 English Literature I 3 3
ENGL 2323 English Literature II 3 3
ENGL 2363 World Literature I 3 3
ENGL 2373 World Literature II 3 3
HUMA 2303 International Travel Studies 3 3
LANG 2414 Elementary Spanish I 4 4
LANG 2424 Elementary Spanish II 4 4
LANG 2434 Intermediate Spanish I 4 4
LANG 2444 Intermediate Spanish II 4 4
MUSI 2333 Music History & Appreciation 3 3
PHIL 2313 History of Philosophy 3 3
PHIL 2323 Ethics 3 3
MATH
MATH 1333 College Algebra 3 3
MATH 1343 College Trigonometry 3 3
NATURAL SCIENCE
BIOL 1464 Principles of Biology 3 2 4
BIOL 1474 General Zoology 3 2 4
BIOL 1484 General Botany 3 2 4
BIOL 2454 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 3 2 4
BIOL 2464 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 3 2 4
CHEM 1434 General Chemistry I 3 2 4
CHEM 1444 General Chemistry II 3 2 4
CHEM 2434 Quantitative Analysis 3 2 4
PHYS 1404 Physical Science 3 2 4
PHYS 2414 General Physics I 3 2 4
PHYS 2424 General Physics II 3 2 4
SOCIAL SCIENCE
ANTH 2333 Introduction to Anthropology 3 3
ECON 2313 Principles of Economics I 3 3
ECON 2323 Principles of Economics II 3 3
GEOG 2313 General Geography 3 3
POLI 2313 American Government 3 3
POLI 2323 State & Local Government 3 3
PSYC 2303 General Psychology 3 3
PSYC 2323 Developmental Psychology 3 3
SOCI 2313 Introduction to Sociology 3 3
HIST 1333 Western Civilization I 3 3
HIST 1343 Western Civilization II 3 3
HIST 2313 U.S. History to 1877 3 3
HIST 2323 U.S. Since 1877 3 3

NOTES:

  1. Social Science electives must include at least three semester hours in two of the following areas: anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology.
  2. Optional courses listed within the AA Degree curriculum and not chosen to meet specific degree requirements may be used for electives as appropriate.
  3. Electives must be approved by the student’s academic advisor.

STATE MINIMUM CORE CURRICULUM
Program Description:
 The College’s 35-Hour State Minimum Core Curriculum was approved by the State Board of Higher Education for implementation in the 1995 Spring Semester. Act 98 of 1989 (Arkansas Code 6-61-218) provides that the SBHE “shall establish in consultation with the colleges and universities a minimum core of courses which shall apply toward the general education core curriculum requirements for baccalaureate degrees at state supported institutions of higher education and which shall be fully transferable between state institutions.”

Course No. Course Name SCH
ENGLISH/COMMUNICATIONS Nine (9) hours required:
ENGL 1313 English Composition I 3
ENGL 1323 English Composition II 3
SPEE 2393 Oral Communication for Public Address 3
MATHEMATICS Three (3) hours required:
MATH 1333 College Algebra 3
FINE ARTS/HUMANITIES Six (6) hours required:
ART 2343 Art History & Appreciation 3
MUSI 2333 Music History & Appreciation 3
ENGL 2313 English Literature I 3
ENGL 2323 English Literature II 3
ENGL 2363 World Literature I 3
ENGL 2373 World Literature II 3
HUMA 2313 Humanities 3
PHIL 2323 Ethics 3
PHIL 2313 History of Philosophy 3
LANG 2414 Elementary Spanish I 4
LANG 2424 Elementary Spanish II 4
SCIENCE Eight (8) hours required:
BIOL 1464 Principles of Biology 4
BIOL 1474 General Zoology
BIOL 1484 General Botany
BIOL 2454 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
BIOL 2464 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BIOL 2474 Microbiology 4
CHEM 1434 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 1444 General Chemistry II 4
PHYS 1404 Physical Science 4
PHYS 2414 General Physics I 4
PHYS 2424 General Physics II 4
SOCIAL SCIENCES Nine (9) hours required:
ANTH 2333 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ECON 2313 Principles of Economics I 3
ECON 2323 Principles of Economics II 3
GEOG 2313 General Geography 3
HIST 2333 Arkansas History 3
HIST 1333 Western Civilization I 3
HIST 1343 Western Civilization II 3
*HIST 2313 U. S. History to 1877 3
*HIST 2323 U. S. History since 1877 3
*POLI 2313 American Government 3
POLI 2323 State & Local Government 3
PSYC 2303 General Psychology 3
PSYC 2323 Developmental Psychology 3
EDUC 2333 Child Growth and Development
SOCI 2313 Introduction to Sociology 3

*Course selections must include at least one of these courses.