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WHAT IT IS. Our associate of arts degree is a general studies degree, designed for you to complete in two years before transferring to a university. It covers the general education courses common to most university bachelor’s degrees and is guaranteed to be accepted at all Arkansas public universities, where you’ll be classified as a college junior. The advantage is that you’ll take the same courses that you would at a university, but will pay SouthArk’s much lower costs while attending our smaller classes, in an environment that many students consider to be more suited to their needs.

IT’S FLEXIBLE. You can begin taking classes toward this degree in any semester, or even in one of our summer terms. And you can complete it and graduate after any semester, as well.

ONLINE, TOO! At SouthArk, you have the option of graduating with this degree entirely through online classes.

Students who received this degree have gone on to be:

VETERINARIANS
CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
COUNSELORS
MEDICAL DOCTORS

ENTREPRENEURS
MARKETING CONSULTANTS
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS
ACCOUNTANTS

YOUR POSSIBILITIES
TRULY ARE UNLIMITED!

Associate of Arts Degree

English/Communications
Nine hours from the following:

  • ENGL 1113 Composition I 
    (“C” or better)
  • ENGL 1123 Composition II
  • SPCH 1113 Principles of Speech

Mathematics
Three hours from the following:

  • MATH 1023 College Algebra
  • MATH 1033 Plane Trigonometry
  • MATH 1213 Quantitative Literacy/Mathematical Reasoning
  • MATH 2015 Calculus I

Social Science –Minimum of fifteen hours total*

History (six credit minimum) **

  • HIST 1003 History of Civilization to 1700
  • HIST 1013 History of Civilization since 1700
  • HIST 2013 History of the United States to 1876
  • HIST 2023 History of the United States since 1876

Social Science (minimum of six hours in two different fields)

  • ECON 2003 Macroeconomic Principles
  • GEOG 2003 Introduction to Geography
  • PSCI 2003 American Government:  National
  • PSYC 2003 General Psychology
  • SOC 2003 Introduction to Sociology

Natural Science-Eight hours total

Biological Science-Four hours from the following:

  • BIOL 1004/L Fundamentals of Biology/Lab
  • BIOL 1024/LZoology/Lab
  • BIOL 1034/LGeneral Botany/Lab
  • BIOL 2064/L Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
  • BIOL 2074/L Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab

Physical Science-Four hours from the following:

  • CHEM1024/LChemistry I for Science Majors/L
  • GEOL 1004/LPhysical Geology
  • GEOL 1014/LHistorical Geology
  • PHYS 2024/LThe Physical Sciences/Lab

Fine Arts and Humanities-Nine total;
must include three hours of World Literature:

  • ENGL 2213 Literature I
  • ENGL 2223 Literature II
  • ENGL 2653 American Literature I
  • ENGL 2663 American Literature II
  • ART 2003 Art Appreciation
  • MUS 2003 Music Appreciation
  • THEA 2003 Theatre Appreciation
  • PHIL 2003 Introduction to Philosophy

Health and Physical Education
Two hours from the following:

  • PE 1001 P.E. Activity, or three hours from the following:
  • HPER 1403 Personal and Community Health