Program Overview

Higher education in liberal arts is an important step towards broadening one’s knowledge and ability. The online-based Associate's Degree in Arts from Bevill State Community  College is a great way to complete the general requirements for a Bachelor's degree, helping graduates transfer to a 4-year college or university. This online program is ideal for busy and working adults, providing flexibility and a strong emphasis on discussion and feedback. A liberal arts degree is highly malleable, allowing graduates a good foundation for pursuing a career in just about any field. A liberal arts education teaches students how to keep learning, to be adaptive in our fast-paced and constantly changing future.

Bevill State hosts an open admission policy, admitting students from a wide range of backgrounds. In order to apply for an Associate's Degree, prospective applicants who are first-time college students must either have an Alabama High School Diploma or equivalent from another state or a GED certificate from an approved agency. Applicants must register to complete the COMPASS exam, a test designed to evaluate reading, writing, and math skills. The results will help students decide which courses to enroll in. Based out of 4 locations in Alabama, an Associate's Degree from Bevill State allows earners to transfer to any 4-year school in Alabama as a junior.  

The 60 credit hours required to earn the Associate in Arts is split up into five distinct areas: 6 credits in written composition, 12 credits in literature, humanities, and fine arts; 11 credits in mathematics and natural sciences, 12 credits in history, social and behavioral sciences, and finally, 19 credits of pre-professional and major courses and electives. Bevill state offers its online program through, an online learning system, allowing 24/7 access to information. Depending on the class and instructor, some courses may require a few on-campus meetings.  Students who take 4 courses per term can expect to graduate in 5 terms, or just over 2 years.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Bevill State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate degrees.


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    School Overview

    The Alabama Legislature approved the establishment of the state’s network of community, junior, and technical colleges in 1963. However, it was not until 1992 that Bevill State Community College was founded as a result of consolidations of two community colleges. It later merged with two other educational institutions in 1998. Today, Bevill State Community College maintains four main campuses, along with an instructional site and an online branch.

    Bevill State Community College awards associate's degrees and technical, non-degree certificate programs. For added convenience and flexibility, Bevill State Community College also supports distance learning programs. Students can participate in remote learning, online programs and courses, and through hybrid courses that blend on-campus instruction with online coursework.


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