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The Associate of Science Degree (A.S.)

The Associate in Science Degree is designed for students who wish to complete the first two years of a baccalaureate degree and transfer to a senior institution. The coursework for this degree provides a broad general education component and a concentration in one of three areas.


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BUSINESS

The Associate of Science in Business Degree is designed for students who wish to complete the first two
years of a business-related bachelor’s degree and then transfer to a four-year college or university. This
degree program includes both general education courses and core business courses. The Associate of
Science in Business Degree requires successful completion of 64 credit hours with a minimum cumulative
grade point average of 2.0.

Students pursuing this degree must satisfy all remediation and prerequisite course requirements in addition
to the courses listed below. The following sequencing of courses is recommended for full-time students who
have completed all prerequisites. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college
preparatory courses will require additional semesters of study. Consult with your advisor each semester to
determine an appropriate schedule.

Credit Hours

FIRST SEMESTER
PY 13002 Academic & Career Enrichment   -    2
EN 12003 English Composition I   -   3
MA 14043 College Algebra   -   3
CS 11033 Computer Fundamentals   -   3

AR 22003 Art Appreciation OR
MU 22003 Music Appreciation OR
SP 22013 Fine Arts Theatre   -   3

SO 23013 Introduction to Sociology   -   3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 17


SECOND SEMESTER

EN 12013 English Composition II   -   3
MA 24073 Business Calculus   -   3
BI 14033/14041 General Biology & Lab   -   4
SP 12103 Introduction to Communication   -   3

HI 13003 World Civilization to 1600 OR
HI 13013 World Civilization since 1600   -   3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 16


THIRD SEMESTER

AC 21003 Principles of Accounting I   -   3
EC 21003 Macroeconomics   -   3

PO 23003 American National Government OR
HI 23003 U.S. to 1876 OR
HI 23013 U.S. since 1876   -   3

PS 14003/14011 Physical Science & Lab   -   4

EN 22003 World Literature I OR
EN 22013 World Literature II   -   3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 16


FOURTH SEMESTER

AC 21013 Principles of Accounting II   -   3
BU 11013 Legal Environment of Business   -   3
BU 21013 Business Statistics   -   3
OT 21003 Business Communications   -   3
EC 21013 Microeconomics   -   3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 15
TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS 64

Note:
Students must earn a "C" or better in English Composition I, English Composition II, and the math requirement to receive an Associate of Science Degree from ANC.

Minimum Scores Required
  Math English Reading
ACT 15 15 15
COMPASS (A) 18
(P) 27
49 70


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CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

 

This two-year Associate of Science Degree in Childhood Education is designed for the student who is
interested in transferring to a senior institution and completing a Bachelor of Science in Elementary
Education at the pre-school through eighth grade level. This program combines a broad background of
courses in elementary education with a concentration in specific areas of emphasis in addition to a sound
liberal arts education.

 

Credit Hours


General Education Core:
EN 12003 English Composition I   -   3
EN 12013 English Composition II   -   3
SP 12103 Introduction to Speech   -   3
MA 14043 College Algebra   -   3
BI 14033 General Biology   -   3
BI 14041 General Biology Lab   -   1
PS 14003 Physical Science   -   3
PS 14011 Physical Science Lab   -   1


EN 22003 World Literature I OR
EN 22013 World Literature II   -   3


HUMANITIES - 3 hours (choose 1 course)   -   3
     AR 22003 Art Appreciation
     MU 22003 Music Appreciation
     SP 22013 Fine Arts Theatre


HI 13003 World Civ. to 1600 OR
HI 13013 World Civ. since 1600   -   3


HI 23003 US History to 1876 OR
HI 23013 US History since 1876   -   3


PO 23003 American National Gov’t.   -   3
PY 23003 General Psychology   -   3
PHYSICAL EDUCATION - (any PE course)   -   1
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 39

 


Directed Electives: Choose Seven Courses (21 hours)
ED 23003 Intro. to Elementary Education   -   3
ED 23113 PRAXIS I Prep   -   3
ED 23103 Intro. to Edu. Technology   -   3
ED 23053 Child Development   -   3
ED 23013 Survey of Early Child. Edu.   -   3
MA 24003 *Math for Teachers I   -   3
MA 24043 *Math for Teachers II   -   3
GE 23003 Introduction to Geography   -   3
HI 23023 Arkansas History   -   3
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 21


TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT PROGRAMS 60

 

Note: Students must pass the PRAXIS I Test prior to admission into the Teacher Education Program at ASU.

 

Note: Mid-level majors (4-8) should take the directed electives of Introduction to Geography, Arkansas History, Introduction to Elementary Education, Introduction to Education Technology, Math for Teachers I, and Math for Teachers II.  P through 4 majors should take Introduction to Elementary Education, Introduction to Education Technology, Child Development, Survey of Early Childhood Education, Math for Teachers I, and Math of Teachers II.

 

Note: Students must earn a "C" or better in English Composition I, English Composition II, and College Algebra to receive an Associate of Science degree from ANC.

 

Note: Students must earn a "C" or better in English Composition I, English Composition II, Communications, and College Algebra, and pass the PRAXIS I Test prior to admission into the Teacher Education Program at ASU.

 

Minimum Scores Required
  Math English Reading
ACT 15 15 15
COMPASS (A) 18
(P) 27
49 70

 


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CRIMINOLOGY

 

This two-year Associate of Science Degree in Criminology is designed for the student interested in
transferring to a senior institution and completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology. The program
combines a broad background of core Criminology courses with a sound liberal arts education. This degree
may be used as the springboard for desired employment with federal law enforcement agencies such as the
FBI, CIA, DEA, ATF or Federal Probation and parole as well as pre-law or political ambitions.


Students pursuing the AAS degree must satisfy all assessment, remediation, and prerequisite course
requirements. The following sequencing of courses is recommended for full-time students who have
completed all prerequisites. Many individuals, especially part-time students and those taking college
preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Consult with your advisor each semester to
determine an appropriate schedule.


Credit Hours


FIRST SEMESTER

PY 13002 Academic & Career Enrichment   -   2
EN 12003 English Composition I   -   3
MA 14043 College Algebra   -   3
CJ 15003 Introduction to Criminal Justice   -   3
SP 12103 Introduction to Communication   -   3
PE 17112 Fitness For Life   -   2
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 16


SECOND SEMESTER

EN 12013 English Composition II   -   3
BI 14033 General Biology   -   3
BI 14041 General Biology Lab   -   1
SO 23013 Introduction to Sociology   -   3


HI 13003 World Civ To 1600 OR
HI 13013 World Civ Since 1600   -   3


CJ 25023 Criminal Evidence   -   3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 16


THIRD SEMESTER

PS 14003 Physical Science   -   3
PS 14011 Physical Science Lab   -   1
EN 22003 World Literature I   -   3


AR 22003 Art Appreciation OR
MU 22003 Music Appreciation OR
SP 22013 Fine Arts Theater   -   3


PY 23003 General Psychology   -   3
CJ 25013 Criminal Investigation   -   3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 16


FOURTH SEMESTER

PO 23003 American National Gov't   -   3


HI 23003 US History To 1876 OR
HI 23013 US History Since 1876   -   3


SO 23103 Criminology   -   3
EN 22013 World Literature II   -   3
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS 12


TOTAL DEGREE CREDIT HOURS 60

 

Note: Students must earn a "C" or better in English Composition I, English Composition II, and the math requirement to receive an Associate of Science Degree from ANC.

 

Minimum Scores Required
  Math English Reading
ACT 15 15 15
COMPASS (A) 18
(P) 27
49 70

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