Associate of Arts: University Studies

For students seeking a well-rounded general education suitable for a variety of careers, eVersity offers University Studies. Develop the skills most important to employers such as critical thinking, communication, and problem solving.

Career Highlights

Job Outlook

Recent college graduates are finding an 8% to 10% increase in job opportunities, according to the National Association for Colleges and Employers. 

Potential Occupations

University Studies equips students with a diverse set of skills and education in the areas of Business, Criminal Justice, Information Technology and Healthcare Management. 

Earning Potential

Lifetime earnings for college graduates is approximately $1 million more than high school graduates. 

Curriculum

Core

eVersity Engage

  • EVSY 1001: eVersity Engage
    This course includes an introduction to online learning and the eVersity learning management system, financial literacy, college readiness and English and math skills assessment, eVersity resources and success initiatives, academic advising, and other relevant information.

Biology

  • BIOL 1004: Life Science I
    This course covers the process and method of science applied to understanding biological concepts at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and community levels. The emphasis of this course will be on biological diversity in major groups of living organisms and ecology. The course includes a lab.
  • BIOL 1104: Life Science II
    This course stresses human systems, with applications to contemporary issues in human health and the environment. The scientific method and social applications of scientific information related to human issues are emphasized. The course includes a lab.

Economics

  • ECON 2103: Macroeconomics
    A study of economic principles at the macroeconomic level, including national output, the price level, unemployment, money, and the banking system and the government’s effect on general business conditions.

English

  • ENGL 1013: English Composition I
    Writing course stressing reading skills as a basis for effective writing and argument. Includes developmental reading and writing instruction.
  • ENGL 2023: Technical Writing
    Practice in preparing reports, letters, articles, web pages, and other forms of writing used in a variety of companies and organizations.

Mathematics

  • MATH 1113: Quantitative Literacy
    The overarching goal of Quantitative Literacy is to provide students with mathematical understandings and skills to be productive workers, discerning consumers, and informed citizens. Students will solve problems using mathematical reasoning involving logic, proportions, algebra, and relations.

Philosophy

  • PHIL 1003: Logic and Critical Thinking
    An introduction to reasoning and thinking skills applicable to any field. Focus on recognition informal fallacies and the nature and use of arguments.
  • PHIL 2003: Professional Ethics
    A survey of ethical systems with an examination of how such systems can be applied to business, medical, legal, environmental, and personal issues.

Political Science

  • PLSC 2003: US Government and Society
    Constitutional principles, political parties, public opinion, civil rights, organization and functions of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches and their relationship to modern society.

Psychology

  • PSYC 1103: Intro to Psychology
    An introduction to the field of Psychology, including the investigation of the biological bases of behavior; learning and cognitive processes; developmental and social psychology; and personality, psychopathology, and the treatment of psychological disorders. Students will be expected to complete a research requirement.

Sociology

  • SOCI 1013: Intro to Sociology
    An introduction to the analysis and explanation of culture, personality, and social organization. The social processes and mechanisms of interaction involved in the natural process of cultural development, dissemination, assimilation, and the institutions of the group.

In addition to the core courses listed above, students seeking an Associate of Arts in University Studies will complete three academic concentrations (business, criminal justice, healthcare management, or information technology). Each academic concentration consists of six hours (typically two courses). Students will also complete six elective hours (typically two courses). Total hours in the major: 24.

The eVersity Difference

Balanced Schedule

By focusing on one course at a time, for six weeks, and taking a week off before starting the next course, you can easily clock out of your job and log in to your career. With seven start dates per year, back to school can happen in any season.
 

Affordable Quality

As a not-for-profit institution, we work hard to keep our operating costs low so we can keep your tuition low. In fact, we offer one of the lowest per-credit-hour tuition costs in the U.S. Where we invest our resources is in your education. Our University of Arkansas System faculty have a wealth of experience specializing in our areas of study.

Transferable Credits

We accept college-level courses in transfer from all accredited colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Appropriate college-level credit earned at international universities may also be eligible for transfer. Talk to an enrollment specialist for details.

Ready to rethink college?

Obtaining a college degree is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself. If you're not sure that the benefits outweigh the costs, consider this: studies have shown that people who obtain a college degree earn approximately $1 million more in their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. College graduates also have a lower unemployment rate — 2.8% compared to the nation's overall rate of 5.7%. 

From affordable tuition to career-ready degrees, eVersity has been designed for your success. Get started towards the future you deserve.

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