Program Overview

Roane State Community College is currently offering a General Studies Associate of Arts Degree.  This program will give students a well-rounded education as it touches on all the basic disciplines in academia.  Students may choose this program in order to explore various areas and discover where their own interests lie in order to pursue further education, or they may wish simply to gain more knowledge and understanding of the fundamental aspects in the human experience.  To complete this program, students must earn 60 credit hours, which a full time student can do within four semesters.

As a part of the general requirements for an Associate of Arts, students must complete certain courses in Communication and either French or Spanish.  Students also have several options regarding classes in the other various fields of study.  Fields include History, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics, and Social Sciences.  Classes range from Literature to World Religions, Biology, Pre-calculus, Economics, Psychology, even Marriage and Family.  Students must also choose 10 hours of elective courses from the list of freshman/sophomore courses.  

Associate’s Degrees help students gain entry-level positions in certain focuses.  They can also jumpstart a college education as it prepares students to transfer to colleges and universities in pursuit of practically any major.  Students can complete the first two years of their Bachelor’s Degree while getting a high quality education.  Students can explore their particular field of interest as well as check off general classes requirements needed for many Bachelor’s Degrees.  Students also save money by avoiding starting directly at their chosen university, and the transfer from high school to college is made easier through the online setting.   Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree can share their long-term goals with the admissions representatives so they can select classes accordingly.

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    Degree Level: Associate

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Roane State Community College is a public, 2-year institution located in Harriman, Tennessee. The school was established in 1969 by the Tennessee General Assembly and operates under the authority of the Tennessee Board of Regents. The first classes at Roane State Community College were offered in 1971 and were moved to the current location in 1973. The main campus is in Harriman but there are other campuses in Oak Ridge, LaFollette, Crossville, Jamestown, Knoxville, Lenoir City, Huntsville, and Wartburg.

    Roane State offers career-preparation programs, transfer programs, and online degrees. Generally, the school aims to provide study options for students who wish to either transfer to a senior institution (4-year college or university) or to acquire a career after college. There are distance education and online degree options available for individuals who are interested in Roane State. Generally, the distance education program allows for a student to take a course completely online. Similarly, Roane State participates in the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) system, which offers a full range of graduate and undergraduate degrees, certificates, and diplomas.


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