The Certificate of General Studies is designed for students who are taking general education courses at UACCM but plan to transfer to another college before completing an associate degree or bachelor’s degree.
The Associate of General Studies degree is intended to serve as a flexible program option for students whose needs cannot be met by other programs. The AGS degree provides a foundation to prepare students for a bachelor’s degree program, direct employment, or educational enrichment. The student's advisor will help select classes specifically for a focus area. Only the listing of Associate of General Studies will appear on the transcript and diploma.
Transferring to four-year universities is simplified through the Arkansas Course Transfer System (ACTS). This partnership agreement between the state’s public colleges and universities allows students to take the lower division general education requirements without fear of losing credits.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Associate of Arts in General Education degree will be able to:
- Analyze/evaluate information.
- Communicate ideas clearly and effectively in written format.
- Communicate ideas clearly and effectively in verbal format.
- Retrieve information through printed or electronic sources.
- Analyze information through the use of appropriate technologies.
Ethics and Values
- Demonstrate characteristics of a strong work ethic/accountability (soft skills/plagiarism issues).
- Evaluate ethical dilemmas.
Critical Thinking/Problem Solving
- Apply mathematical reasoning to quantitative information.
- Solve problems verbally, graphically, symbolically, or numerically.
- Distinguish between cause and effect.
Natural Sciences/Intellectual Inquiry
- Design an experiment to test a scientific hypothesis and interpret the results.
- Identify the unifying principles of science.
- Apply scientific concepts in real-world decision-making.
- Identify and describe past and current forms of inquiry into changing human cultures across time and place.
- Evaluate current cultural and societal activities in light of their historical roots.
- Discuss the origins and processes of political, social, and/or economic institutions in the context of the global community.
- Explain how social, cultural, and political institutions influence individuals or groups.
- Articulate attitudes, beliefs, and values from multiple perspectives in a civil manner.
- Evaluate the evolution of issues related to social justice.
Teamwork - Collaboration
- Demonstrate teamwork fundamentals through participation and mutual accountability.
- Evaluate and communicate strengths and weaknesses of their teamwork.
- Explain at least one major form of artistic expression and the creative process.
- Perceive that interpretation of works of art may be influenced by the social and cultural environment and change through time.
- Engage in a creative process through application and/or expression.