National Park College (NPC) students interested in earning a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith (UAFS) may complete the first two years (lower-level courses) of the Bachelor’s degree requirements at NPC by completing an Associate of Science in Business (ASB) degree and transferring to UAFS to complete the remaining program requirements.
Students completing requirements on campus may choose a major in Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, International Business, or Marketing. An online option is available for Business Administration Majors.
This degree requires a total of 120 semester credit hours, including at least 45 upper-level credit hours completed at UAFS. NPC students may transfer 75 hours of lower-level courses to UAFS. Prerequisite courses and/or developmental courses may also need to be taken in addition to the degree course requirements shown.
Graduation Map: Business, AS for Transfer
June 1, 2018
This semester-by-semester plan reflects the requirements to complete the Associate of Science in Business degree. Each student’s experience will vary slightly, as this plan does not include developmental courses or transfer courses. Math and English placement will be based on the student’s Accuplacer or ACT scores.
This plan assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites or developmental courses are required they should be taken in the first semester, and additional semesters may be required to complete this degree. However, courses should be scheduled in the sequential order as shown here.
NPC Business Division Graduation Requirement
A cumulative average of C (2.0) is required for graduation for all NPC programs. In addition, in order to graduate with any Business Division degree or certificate, all Business Division courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or better.
If you plan to transfer to UAFS please note:
UAFS Admission and Graduation Requirements
Students must have a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative GPA on all previous coursework to be eligible for admission to UAFS. Students must also earn at least a cumulative GPA of 2.25 in all NPC Business Division courses in order to meet graduation requirements for the UAFS College of Business.
How to Use the Graduation Map
Full-time? Part-time? Starting in the Spring or Summer?
Just take courses in the order shown in the Graduation Map starting with Semester 1.
First Year - Fall Semester - 15 Credit Hours
First Year - Spring Semester - 15 Credit Hours
Second Year - Fall Semester - 16 Credit Hours
- BUS 2123 - Business Statistics** 3 Credits
- BUS 2203 - Business Law** 3 Credits
- ECON 2203 - Macroeconomics* 3 Credits
- HUMANITIES - - - 3 Credits
ENG 2273 World Literature I* or ENG 2283 World Literature II*
- LAB SCIENCE - - - 4 Credits
Both a Life Science and a Physical Science course are requirements for completion of the Associate of Science in Business degree
Life Sciences: BIOL 1114 General Biology* or BIOL 2224 Anatomy and Physiology I*
Physical Sciences: CHEM 1104 Chemistry for Non-Majors* or CHEM 1204 General Chemistry* or ESCI 11-4 Earth Science* or GEOL 1104 Physical Geology* or PHYS 1114 Physical Science*
► Progress check: Meet with your Academic Advisor for graduation information and transfer university deadlines
► See Academic Calendar for Graduation Application deadline
Second Year - Spring Semester - 16 Credit Hours