Program Overview

Northwest Arkansas Community College offers an Online Associate of Arts Transfer degree program for students interested in liberal arts and related fields and who want to prepare in various fields in order to transfer to a bachelor’s program. The program includes all of the basic courses that are accepted at four-year universities that form the foundation for a Bachelor of Arts degree

Students will further their general education and learn about different subjects in liberal arts, social sciences, and natural sciences in order to become a well-rounded individual and professional. The curriculum consists of 60 credit hours of classes which include topics such as introduction to philosophy, principles of biology, and art appreciation.  

Students will be expected to portray the ability to formulate precise questions about complex problems and ideas relevant to a variety of disciplines related to the ability to gather, assess, and interpret information to arrive at conclusions and solutions,  and understanding of complex written texts and the ability to utilize and understand subtext, metaphor, and the subtlety and nuances of the English language.

Lastly, students will be expected to demonstrate the ability to complete research and formulate research questions, conduct research using available resources and databases, and synthesize information from different sources in the analysis of a topic and students should be able to demonstrate scientific literacy and a broad exposure to various academic disciplines.

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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

    Northwest Arkansas Community College, a two year, public institution of higher learning, can trace its origins to the 1970s, when it operated as a branch campus of what was then known as North Arkansas Community College. Then in 1989, the citizens of Bentonville and Rogers, Arkansas voted to establish the branch as an independent school, and it adopted its Northwest Arkansas Community College title. The core mission of NWACC is to “serve and strengthen the community through learning for living.” 


    Students at NWACC can complete a variety of programs leading to associate’s degrees or career and technical certificates, which can transfer to four-year institutions or straight into the workforce, respectively. In addition to traditional, face-to-face classes, Northwest Arkansas Community College offers online classes through the distance learning program. Online and hybrid degrees are also available.​


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