General Studies

Associate Degree  |  Ozark Campus  |  In-Person or Blended

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 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. Because this degree focus is broad, students are able to remain engaged in their coursework, which often leads them to continue to pursue the higher degree of their choice.

Hands-on Learning Opportunities

  • Clinicals
  • Course laboratories
  • Internships

Skills You Will Learn

  • Critical thinking
  • String communication skills
  • A broad base of knowledge in a number of interesting subjects
  • Literacy and math skills


About This Degree


In-State: $129 per credit hour

Out-of-State: $258 per credit hour

Students living in states bordering Arkansas receive in-state tuition.

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. The Arkansas Tech University school code to use on the FAFSA is 001089.

The AR Futures grant could cover your expenses for this credential. Check credential eligibility


You could work as a(n):

  • Administrative Assistant

Alumni of our program work at:

  • Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus
  • Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative
  • Southwest EMS
  • Visiting Angels


View the links below to better understand the courses, the course timeline, and who your faculty will be when you enroll as an ATU student.

Credentials that stack with this degree:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Organizational Leadership
  • Bachelor of Professional Studies

Point of Pride

The AGS degree supports prior learning (apprenticeship, earned industry credentials, training from a non-accredited institution) that a student may bring to transition into a college degree path.



Find out how we will empower you to meet every challenge head-on.


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