General Studies

The Associate of General Studies (AGS) 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 coursework and technical coursework (or higher college level course work) recommended by an academic advisor. The AGS 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 (Cosmetology, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Physical Therapist Assistant, Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing), will be assigned a major of Associate of General Studies until admitted into their selected program.


Tekla Barr
(479) 508-3343


Gwen Faulkenberry
(479) 508-3362


Charles Lee
(479) 508-3324


Tammy Verkamp
(479) 508-3352


Sarah White, Ph.D.
(479) 508-3313