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2018-2019 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Graduation Map: Associate of Arts (Fully Online)


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June 1, 2018
The Associate of Arts (AA) degree is composed of 60 credit hours and can be an affordable standalone degree or the foundation for a bachelor’s degree. By exploring a range of subject matter taught by our experienced faculty, you will be in a position to excel. The AA will help you strengthen your communication and critical thinking skills while you accumulate the core credits required by every four-year university: English, math, science, etc.

Program Structure:

The Associate of Arts Degree gives students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university the opportunity to complete the first two years of coursework leading to a baccalaureate degree. According to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE), Associate of Arts degree graduates may be required to complete additional lower-division courses.

The Associate of Arts degree courses are offered in a variety of formats including blended, online, or web-enhanced. The Fully Online Option is designed to provide students with a fully online path to completion of the Associate of Arts degree.

National Park College (NPC) defines an online course as “a course in which 100% of the content is presented online. Some courses may require students to take proctored exams on-campus or at another testing location. Courses requiring a lab component may require up to two on-campus meetings for labs. Computer literacy is required.” NPC further defines a fully online program as “one in which 100% of courses are regularly offered as online courses.”

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.

Semester 1 - Fall or Spring


Semester 2 - Fall or Spring


  • 3 Credits
  • 4 Credits
  • Both a Life Science and a Physical Science course are requirements for completion of the AA degree
    Life Sciences: BIOL 1114 General Biology* or BIOL 2224 Anatomy and Physiology I*​
    Physical Sciences: CHEM 1104 Chemistry for Non-Majors* or ESCI 11-4 Earth Science* or PHYS 1114 Physical Science*​

  • 3 Credits
  • HIST 2223 United States History To 1865* or HIST 2233 United States History Since 1865* or POLS 1113 American National Government*

  • 3 Credits
  • Three Social Sciences courses are required for completion of the AA degree
    ANTH 1113 General Anthropology* or ECON 2203 Macroeconomics* or ECON 2213 Microeconomics* or POLS 1123 American State and Local Government* or PSYC 1103 General Psychology* or SOC 1103 Introduction to Sociology* or SOC 2203 Social Problems* or a History/Government  or World History course not previously chosen: HIST 2223 United States History To 1865* or HIST 2233 United States History Since 1865* or HIST 2253 World Civilization to 1500* or HIST 2263 World Civilization since 1500* or POLS 1113 American National Government*

  • 3 Credits
  • Select a course not previously chosen: SPAN 1103 or SPAN 1113 or SPAN 2113 or SPAN 2123

    ► Progress check: Meet with your Academic Advisor or Faculty Mentor

Semester 3 - Fall or Spring


  • 3 Credits
  • 4 Credits
  • Select a course from the area not previously chosen:
    Life Sciences: BIOL 1114 or BIOL 2224
    Physical Sciences: CHEM 1104 or ESCI 1104 or PHYS 1114

  • 3 Credits
  • ENG 2273 World Literature I* or ENG 2283 World Literature II*

  • 3 Credits
  • HIST 2253 World Civilization to 1500* or HIST 2263 World Civilization since 1500*

  • 2 Credits

  • ► Progress check: Meet with your Academic Advisor for graduation information and transfer university deadlines
    ► See Academic Calendar for Graduation Application deadline

Semester 4 - Fall or Spring


  • 3 Credits
  • ART 1593 Art Appreciation* or MUS 1213 Music Appreciation*

  • 3 Credits
  • Select a course not previously chosen: ANTH 1113 or ECON 2203 or ECON 2213 or POLS 1123 or PSYC 1103 or SOC 1103 or SOC 2203 or a History/Government or World History course not previously chosen: HIST 2223 or HIST 2233 or HIST 2253 or HIST 2263 or POLS 1113

  • 3 Credits
  • Select a course not previously chosen: ANTH 1113 or ECON 2203 or ECON 2213 or POLS 1123 or PSYC 1103 or SOC 1103 or SOC 2203 or a History/Government or World History course not previously chosen: HIST 2223 or HIST 2233 or HIST 2253 or HIST 2263 or POLS 1113

  • 3 Credits
  • 3 Credits

60 Minimum Credit Hours Total


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