Program Overview

The Associate of Arts degree at Clark State Community College is a program of offered to individuals who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree, but who cannot yet commit to a four-year bachelor’s institution’s program. This program, aims to help students gain the general education requirements necessary to pursue a baccalaureate degree. A student should confer with their academic advisor as well as the program to which they plan on transferring in order to create the best plan of study in this program. Ideally, after completing this program, a graduate may matriculate into a Bachelor of Arts program with junior status. The curriculum of this program focuses on a wide range of subjects in order to best prepare students for further educational pursuits. By the end of this program, a student should be able to: communicate in the oral and written forms clearly, critically analyze a work of art, describe and assess divergent aspects of humanity and society, have competencies in demonstrate mathematical and computer literacy skills, and identify and apply knowledge related to the natural and physical world.

A student must complete at least 60 credit hours of courses in order to graduate with the Associate of Arts degree. The subjects that this program covers include: English, communication, literature, the arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. Students will take 12 to 25 credit hours of courses in major or concentration electives that should relate to their intended major of choice in their future baccalaureate degree. This program culminates in a capstone seminar, which should demonstrate what a student has learned over the course of study in this program.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    School Overview

    Clark State Community College is a two-year, public institution of higher education, located in the city of Springfield, Ohio. Clark State opened in 1962 as the to meet the technical education needs of Springfield. Clark State Community College has several campus locations in Springfield, Beavercreek and Bellefontaine.

    Clark State Community College offers degrees and certificates. Continuing education classes offer leadership training and the College for Kids program to community members. Classes are offered during the day, evening, weekends, and online. Online education consists of online classes and hybrid classes, which incorporate on-campus visits. Students can earn nearly 20 degrees completely online.


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