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Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts

The Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts (AALA) degree is designed for students who wish to take the first two years of a baccalaureate program before transferring to a four-year institution. Students who know where they will transfer and what their major will be should be able to plan their degree, with the help of an ASU-Beebe advisor, to maximize transfer.

Unlike the Associate of Science in Liberal Arts, the AALA electives must be chosen from a state-mandated list of courses.

An AALA degree is awarded to each student who fulfills the following requirements:

  1. Unconditional admission to Arkansas State University-Beebe
  2. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester hours, at least 15 of which must be earned at Arkansas State University-Beebe
  3. Fulfillment of all basic and elective requirements
  4. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in area of emphasis
  5. Overall minimum GPA of 2.00
  6. Formal degree application as prescribed 
Area of Study

Liberal Arts

Type

AA

Total Program

60 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours. 

University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement  Department
The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course. Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the 3-hour credit course. In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3-hour) count toward electives.
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University

General Education Core - 45 hours

English/ Literature - 15 hours

English/Literature Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
ENG 2003 World Literature I English
ENG 2013 World Literature II English
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications Speech

 Fine Arts/Humanities - 3 hours

Fine Arts/Humanities Department
Choose one course below.  
ART 2503 Fine Arts-Visual Art
MUS 2503 Fine Arts-Musical Music
THEA 2503 Fine Arts-Theatre Theatre
THEA 2513 Fine Arts-Film Theatre
HUM 2003 Introduction to Humanities I: Greece and Rome Humanities
HUM 2013 Introduction to Humanities II: Europe Humanities

Physical Education - 1 hour

Physical Education Department
Choose any activity course from PE

Mathematics - 3 hours

Mathematics  Department
MATH 1043 Quantitative Literacy Mathematics
Students and advisors should check the four-year degree requirements in their chosen major. Students may take a MATH course higher than MATH 1043.

Life Science - 4 hours

Life Science Department
Choose one course below.
BIOL 1004 Biology for General Education Biological Science
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology Biological Science
BIOL 1024 Ecology Biological Science
BIOL 2104 Microbiology Biological Science
BOT 1104 General Botany Botany
ZOOL 1014 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology Zoology
ZOOL 1204 Principles of Zoology Zoology
ZOOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Zoology
ZOOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Zoology

Physical Science - 4 hours

Physical Science Department
Choose one course below.
CHEM 1014 General Chemistry I Chemistry
CHEM 1024 General Chemistry II Chemistry
CHEM 1034 Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Chemistry
CHEM 2104 Organic Chemistry I Chemistry
CHEM 2114 Organic Chemistry II Chemistry
ESCI 1004 Introduction to Environmental Science Environmental Science
PHSC 1204 Physical Science Physical Science
PHSC 1304 Earth Science Physical Science
PHYS 1014 Applied Physics for Health Science Physics
PHYS 2054 General Physics I Physics
PHYS 2064 General Physics II Physics
PHYS 2074 University Physics I Physics
PHYS 2084 University Physics II Physics

 U.S. History/Government - 3 hours

U.S. History/Government Department
Choose one course below.
POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government Political Science
HIST 2763 The United States to 1876 History
HIST 2773 The United States Since 1876 History

World History - 3 hours

World History Department
Choose one course below.
HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 History
HIST 1023 World Civilization since 1660 History

Social Sciences - 6 hours

Social Sciences Department

Select two courses from the following departments that have not been used. Chosen courses must be on the State Mandated Directed Electives List. 

HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 History
HIST 1023 World Civilization since 1660 History
HIST 2083 History of Arkansas History
HIST 2093 Russian History History
HIST 2263 A Survey of Asian History History
HIST 2273 A Survey of African History History
HIST 2283 American Military History History
HIST 2763 The United States to 1876 History
HIST 2773 The United States Since 1876 History
HIST 2893 American Minorities History
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology
SOC 2223 Social Problems Sociology
SOC 2233 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Sociology
SOC 2263 Comparative Religions Sociology
POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government Political Science
POSC 2203 State and Local Government Political Science
POSC 2213 Legal Aspects of Environmental Management Political Science
POSC 2323 Principles of International Relations Political Science
ECON 2313 Principles of Macroeconomics Economics
ECON 2323 Principles of Microeconomics Economics
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology Psychology
PSY 2533 Life-span Development Psychology
PSY 2553 Sensation and Perception Psychology
GEOG 1233 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Geography
GEOG 2603 World Regional Geography Geography
GEOG 2613 Introduction to Geography Geography

 Computer Information Systems - 3 hours

Computer Information Systems Department
Choose one course below.
CIS 1503 Microcomputer Applications I Computer Information Systems
CIS 2453 Microcomputer Applications II Computer Information Systems
CST 1104 Introduction to Computer Hardware/Software Computer Systems and Networking Technology

Electives - 15 hours

Electives  Department
The 15 hours of electives must be selected from the following State Mandated Directed Electives List. No substitutions are permitted.
ART 1013 Design I                                                  Art
ART 1033 Drawing I Art
ART 1043 Drawing II - Life Drawing Art
ART 2063 Painting I Art
ART 2073 Painting II Art
ART 2093 Ceramics I Art
ART 2103 Ceramics II Art
ART 2503 Fine Arts-Visual Art
BIOL 1004 Biology for General Education Biological Science
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology Biological Science
BIOL 1013 Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle Biological Science
BIOL 2013 Nutrition Biological Science
BIOL 1024 Ecology Biological Science
BIOL 2104 Microbiology Biological Science
BOT 1104 General Botany Botany
CHEM 1003 Introduction to Chemistry Chemistry
CHEM 2104 Organic Chemistry I Chemistry
CHEM 2114 Organic Chemistry II Chemistry
CHEM 1014 General Chemistry I Chemistry
CHEM 1024 General Chemistry II Chemistry
ECON 2313 Principles of Macroeconomics Economics
ECON 2323 Principles of Microeconomics Economics
ENG 2033 Technical Writing and Communication English
ENG 2023 Creative Writing English
ENG 2303 American Literature I English
ENG 2313 American Literature II English
ENG 2613 Folklore English
ENG 2623 Mythology English
ESCI 1004 Introduction to Environmental Science Environmental Science
FREN 1013 French I French
FREN 1023 French II French
FREN 2013 French III French
FREN 2023 French IV French
GEOG 1233 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Geography
GEOG 2603 World Regional Geography Geography
GEOG 2613 Introduction to Geography Geography
HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 History
HIST 1023 World Civilization since 1660 History
HIST 2083 History of Arkansas History
HIST 2093 Russian History History
HIST 2263 A Survey of Asian History History
HIST 2273 A Survey of African History History
HIST 2283 American Military History History
HIST 2763 The United States to 1876 History
HIST 2773 The United States Since 1876 History
HIST 2893 American Minorities History
HUM 2003 Introduction to Humanities I: Greece and Rome Humanities
HUM 2013 Introduction to Humanities II: Europe Humanities
MATH 1033 Plane Trigonometry Mathematics
MATH 2143 Calculus with Business Applications Mathematics
MATH 2205 Calculus I Mathematics
MATH 2215 Calculus II Mathematics
MATH 2233 Applied Statistics Mathematics
MATH 2253 Calculus III Mathematics
MUS 1791 The Singers I Music
MUS 1891 The Singers II Music
MUS 1901 Symphonic Band I Music
MUS 1911 Symphonic Band II Music
MUS 2503 Fine Arts-Musical Music
MUS 2553 Music History I Music
MUS 2563 Rock Music History Music
MUS 2791 The Singers III Music
MUS 2891 The Singers IV Music
MUS 2901 Symphonic Band III Music
MUS 2911 Symphonic Band IV Music
PHIL 1103 Introduction to Philosophy Philosophy
PHIL 2003 Applied Ethics Philosophy
PHSC 1204 Physical Science Physical Science
PHSC 1304 Earth Science Physical Science
PHYS 1014 Applied Physics for Health Science Physics
PHYS 2054 General Physics I Physics
PHYS 2064 General Physics II Physics
PHYS 2074 University Physics I Physics
PHYS 2084 University Physics II Physics
POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government Political Science
POSC 2203 State and Local Government Political Science
POSC 2213 Legal Aspects of Environmental Management Political Science
POSC 2323 Principles of International Relations Political Science
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology Psychology
PSY 2533 Life-span Development Psychology
PSY 2553 Sensation and Perception Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology
SOC 2223 Social Problems Sociology
SOC 2233 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology Sociology
SOC 2263 Comparative Religions Sociology
SPAN 1013 Spanish I Spanish
SPAN 1023 Spanish II Spanish
SPAN 2013 Spanish III Spanish
SPAN 2023 Spanish IV Spanish
SPCH 2233 Oral Interpretation Speech
SPCH 2243 Interpersonal Communication Speech
SW 2203 Introduction to Social Work Social Work
THEA 1213 Acting I Theatre
THEA 2013 History of Musical Theatre Theatre
THEA 2153 Voice and Diction Theatre
THEA 2233 Play Analysis Theatre
THEA 2503 Fine Arts-Theatre Theatre
THEA 2513 Fine Arts-Film Theatre
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University
ZOOL 1014 Basic Human Anatomy and Physiology Zoology
ZOOL 1204 Principles of Zoology Zoology
ZOOL 2004 Human Anatomy and Physiology I Zoology
ZOOL 2014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Zoology

 

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