General Studies

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.

Associates of Applied Science in General Studies

(60 Semester Credit Hours)

  •  1st Semester
    Course # Course Name Hours
      Any Approved Social Science1 
    BST 1303
    or
    CIS 1113

    Introduction to Computers
    or
    Fundamental Computer Operation 

    ENGL 1013  Composition I 
    TMAT 1203  Technical Mathematics II (or higher math) 
      Technical Elective (or college level course work) 
    Total Hours   15 
  •  2nd Semester
    Course # Course Name Hours
    ENGL 1023  Composition II 
      Technical Elective (or college level course work)  12 
    Total Hours   15 
  •  3rd Semester
    Course # Course Name Hours
      Technical Elective (or college level course work)  15 
    Total Hours   15
  •  4th Semester
    Course # Course Name Hours
      Technical Elective (or college level course work)   15
    Total Hours    15

 1See appropriate alternatives or substitutions in "General Education Requirements".