This program is available at the Beavercreek, Online and Springfield - Leffel Lane locations.
The Associate of Arts degree provides the foundational knowledge and skills in general education that are often required to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Courses in this program focus on the areas of English, communication, literature, arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural sciences. As a part of the degree, students will also choose electives based on interest and any requirements of the transfer institution. Any elective hours should be planned carefully with an advisor to ensure transferability.
Focused pathways within the Associate of Arts are currently available in English, geography, history, political science, psychology, social services, and sociology to help focus the elective courses within this program. To explore different pathways and focus areas, go to https://www.ohiohighered.org/OGTP. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into a Bachelor of Arts program, particularly at state institutions in Ohio.
Global Awareness In recognition of the growing importance of global awareness, the Associate of Arts degree requires students to take at least four courses with significant international content. Courses meeting this requirement are identified in the College catalog and are fulfilled as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.
Advanced Courses All students pursing the Associate of Arts degree are required to complete at least nine credit hours in courses numbered 2000 or higher. These classes are taken as a part of the requirements within the concentration or elective area.
History or Philosophy electives: HST 1110, 1120, 1210, 1220, 2200, PHL 2000, 2100, 2300, 2400
Concentration electives include any course in the academic catalog
Clark State has detailed transfer agreements with many local colleges and universities. The greatest number of these are with Wright State University and are in areas such as Business, English, Math, Pre-Teacher Education, Psychology, etc. Check the transfer guide section of the Clark State website for more information about these transfer agreements.
Transfer institutions make the determination in acceptance of credit. The student should consult his/her academic advisor and the intended transfer institution when planning a schedule of classes. With careful scheduling and advising, a student should be able to transfer with junior standing, especially within the state of Ohio.