2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Apr 14, 2021  
2017-2018 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Business, AS for Transfer to UAFS Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

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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.

This degree requires a total of 120 semester credit hours, including at least 52 upper-level credit hours completed at UAFS.  NPC students may transfer 68 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.

UAFS Admissions 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 grade of “C” in all Business courses applied to the BBA degree.  

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.

General Education Core - 38 Transferable Hours

62 Credit Hours Total

See the NPU Transfer Center Coordinator for degree and graduation information.


Additional NPU Transfer Hours

UAFS will accept a maximum of 68 credit hours from NPC:
  • 38 hours from the General Education core
  • 24 hours from the Business core
  •   6 hours from the following courses which may be taken at NPC or UAFS

Remaining Courses to be Completed at UAFS

UAFS Courses - 52 Credit Hours Minimum
FIN 1521 Personal Finance Applications4 1 credit
MGMT 2203 Introduction to International Business2 3 credits
XXX XXX3 Additional Degree Elective Requirement3 3 credits
  Upper Level Business Core2  
FIN 3713 Business Finance 3 credits
MKTG 3013 Principles of Marketing Management 3 credits
MGMT 3133 Social Responsibility and Ethics in Business 3 credits
MGMT 3153 Organizational Behavior 3 credits
MGMT 3523 Operations Management 3 credits
MGMT 3913 Decision Support Systems 3 credits
MGMT 4813 Strategic Management 3 credits
  Major Requirements2
Course requirements will vary by major selection.
Students may select a major in Accounting, Business Administration,
International Business, or Marketing
24 credits



2 These UAFS courses are used to determine major courses in residency.  See Graduation Requirements section of the UAFS Undergraduate Academic Catalog.  A cumulative GPA of 2.25 is required in these courses to meet graduation requirements for the College of Business.   

3 UAFS Electives: Select courses that will satisfy degree requirements for a baccalaureate program.  College Algebra is eligible to be used as a general elective if it is needed as a prerequisite for MATH 2213 Business Calculus [MATH 2403].

4 Prior to graduation, students must demonstrate competency in financial literacy by satisfying completion of FIN 1521 Personal Finance Applications (or an approved substitution) with a grade of “C” or better, or by a score of 70% or more on a challenge exam for FIN 1521.

UAFS Graduation Requirements
A student’s degree program requirements are those specified in the Catalog in effect at the time the student begins courses at UAFS. Students must meet the above mentioned program requirements and the graduation requirements as indicated by institutional and college policy. The program can be changed only with the approval of the official advisor. If original courses are eliminated, students may be required to meet new curriculum requirements in the degree program. If students are not enrolled for two or more consecutive terms (excluding summer terms), they must re-enter under the program requirements of the current Catalog. Students are responsible for understanding program requirements and changes.

Updated 7/12/2017

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