2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Apr 10, 2021  
2017-2018 College Catalog [Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Medical Laboratory Technology, AAS for Transfer to UAFS Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS Emphasis - Management & Leadership)

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National Park College (NPC) students who have completed an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Medical Laboratory Technology degree may transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree program at the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith (UAFS).  This BAS degree provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to either assume management and leadership roles in business and industry or to enhance current employment. The BAS degree is not specific to any NPC program area or concentration.

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.

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.  

69 Credit Hours Total

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


NPU Transfer Hours

UAFS will accept a maximum of 75 credit hours from NPC:
  • 20 hours from the General Education Core
  • 37 hours from the Major Specific Courses
  • 18 hours selected from the following courses which may be taken at NPC (campus or online if available) or at UAFS (campus or online)


Remaining Courses to be Completed at UAFS

UAFS Courses - 45 Credit Hours Minimum
LEAD 3133 Organizational Ethics2 3 credits
PRFS 3143 Economic Analysis in the Workplace2 3 credits
RHET 3603 Writing for the Workplace2 3 credits
  Upper-level general education elective3 3 credits
PRFS 3533 Workplace and Environmental Safety2 3 credits
PRFS 3833 Diversity in the Workplace2 3 credits
PRFS 4033 Consensus Building and Continuous Improvement2 3 credits
  Upper-level general education elective3 3 credits
PRFS 4133 Project Management2 3 credits
PRFS 4433 Supervisory Total Quality Management2 3 credits
  Upper-level technical elective2&3 6 credits
PRFS 4633 Decision Making in Organizations2 3 credits
PRFS 4703 Production Planning and Scheduling2 3 credits
  Upper-level technical elective2&3 3 credits



2 These UAFS courses are used to determine major courses in residency.  See Graduation Requirements section of the UAFS Undergraduate Academic Catalog.

3 Six hours of UAFS upper-level (3000-4000) courses from general education areas and nine hours of UAFS upper-level technical courses are required for elective courses.  Consult with advisor.   


UAFS Graduation Requirements
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.

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 met the above 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.

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