Degree Plans for Catalog Year 2003 - 2004

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Associate of Applied Science

The associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree provides the student a degree in a chosen major in technical/occupational areas and is intended for students who plan to enter the work force after completion of program requirements. Some A.A.S. degree programs may lead into a bachelor degree through UA Fort Smith. The A.A.S. degree is awarded in the following areas:



Associate of Arts

The associate of arts (A.A.) degree provides the student the opportunity to obtain the first two years of the college credits towards meeting most of the general education requirements and some of the prerequisites for the baccalaureate degree. Students may complete bachelor degrees from UA Fort Smith or transfer to institutions of their choice. If transferring, students should consult the catalog, web site or advisor for the senior institution to which they will transfer.



Associate of General Studies

The associate of general studies (A.G.S.) degree allows maximum exploration of courses by the student. It is not intended for students who plan to pursue a baccalaureate degree or transfer to another institution. Although all courses for the A.G.S. degree are college level and some are transferable on an individual basis, the combination of courses selected will not normally constitute a major area suitable for transfer. Students planning to transfer to a senior institution for completion of a baccalaureate degree should pursue the associate of arts degree at UA Fort Smith.



Bachelor of Applied Science



Bachelor of Arts



Bachelor of Science




Certificate programs provide the student a concentration in a specific technical/occupational area. These programs are intended for students who plan to enter the workforce after the completion of the program or who are currently working and want to upgrade their skills. Hours earned in most certificate programs are acceptable toward the associate of applied science degree.


Technical Certificates



Certificates of Proficiency



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