What will I learn?

The Associate of Arts in General Studies (AAGS) is a 60-hour degree designed to reinforce academic achievement, to obtain professional advancement within the workplace, and to serve as a stepping-stone to a bachelor’s degree.

General: 60 minimum total hours, includes 35 hours of General Education UA Little Rock Core? 15 hours of program electives? 10 hours of free electives. A grade point average of 2.00 and completion of 15 hours at UA Little Rock are required.

Core (35 hours)

Refer to General Education Requirements, UA Little Rock Core Curriculum. It is recommended that students select their core courses based on their intended baccalaureate degree requirements.

Program Electives (15 hours)

Program electives can be any 1000-level or 2000-level course selected from any General Education UA Little Rock Core curriculum category.

Electives (10 hours)

Any course at the 1000-level or above. It is recommended students select electives based upon their intended baccalaureate degree. First Year Experience course can be included.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (60 hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,779.60 per year
Application deadline

Expected July, November 2022

Start date

Expected January, August 2022


College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

2801 South University Avenue,

Fine Arts, Suite 210,



72204, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to have TOEFL score of 525 on paper-based.

For international students

First-time freshmen students must have any high school and post-secondary school transcripts, accompanied by English translations. Minimum cumulative high school GPA: 2.5 out of 4.0. TOEFL: 525 Paper-based, 61 Internet-based; IELTS: 6.0.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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