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Associate of Applied Science
Associate of General Studies

General Studies

Tekla Barr
Gwen Faulkenberry
Charles Lee
Tammy Verkamp
Pat Ward
Sarah White

The associate of general studies degree provides students the flexibility to create a customized program of study designed to fulfill a unique career goal which is not available through any single technical certificate or associate of applied science degree currently offered at Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus.

Students who earn this degree will take a core of general education course work and technical coursework (or higher college level course work) recommended by an academic advisor. The associate of general studies provides a degree path toward the Bachelor of Professional Studies or another bachelor degree.

Students may utilize multiple disciplinary training options in a variety of technical fields. Certificate programs currently without a degree option and students who are taking industry requested specialized courses tailored to employer needs may utilize this pathway to a degree.

Students who are pursuing a program of study where admission is limited (Cardiovascular Technology, Cosmetology, Medical Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic/Emergency Medical Services, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing), will be assigned a major of Associate of General Studies until admitted into their selected program.

Associate of General Studies Degree

Curriculum in General Studies
(60 Semester Credit Hours)

Course # Course Name Semester Hours
1st Semester
Any Approved Social Science1 3
COMS 1003
COMS 2003
BST 1303
Introduction to Computer Based Systems
Microcomputer Application
Introduction to Computers
ENGL 1013 Composition I 3
TMAT 1203 Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 3
  Technical Elective (or college level course work) 3
Total 15
2nd Semester
ENGL 1023 Composition II 3
  Technical Elective (or college level course work) 12
Total 15
3rd Semester
  Technical Elective (or college level course work) 15
Total 15
4th Semester
  Technical Elective (or college level course work) 15
Totals 15
1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".