ASU at Eastern Arizona College

ASU Degrees Offered at Eastern Arizona College Thatcher Campus

Earn an ASU bachelor’s degree without leaving Thatcher, Safford, or surrounding areas! Arizona State University and Eastern Arizona College have established a partnership that will allow you to complete your associate degree at EAC and then pursue your ASU bachelor’s degree through classes delivered on the EAC Thatcher campus.

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Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (BA)

This degree program is ideal for helping to advance your career in business, government, nonprofit, health care or service industries. Through this interdisciplinary program, you will gain valuable knowledge to become an organizational leader who is well versed in leadership styles, communication strategies, managing resources, assessing programs and emerging technologies. It is highly recommended that prospective students complete the Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) prior to applying to this program. Students will complete up to 72 credit hours at EAC, then finish their bachelor’s degree with 48 ASU credits.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

This program (known as the RN-BSN) is open to students who already possess an associate degree in nursing, have passed the NCLEX-RN exam and have obtained licensure as a registered nurse in Arizona. Students currently enrolled in blocks 3 or 4 at EAC may also apply to this program and take their baccalaureate course work concurrently with their ADN course work. The program builds on the knowledge and skills learned in the associate program. The course assignments will enhance your written and verbal communication skills, clinical reasoning skills and information technology skills. Students will complete up to 75 credit hours at EAC, then finish their bachelor’s degree with 45 ASU credits.

Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management (BAS)

If you have earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree, especially in a technical field of study, such as computers or technology, then this program may be a great fit for you. This degree will help you advance your career in manufacturing, industry, public service or other service organizations. It will provide you with the necessary skills to become a successful manager or supervisor, including how to effectively use resources to accomplish unit goals, hire qualified employees, develop and motivate a workforce, organize jobs and projects, and create a safe work environment. Students will complete up to 75 credit hours at EAC, then finish their bachelor’s degree with 45 ASU credits.

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) 

Students will gain knowledge that will help them become more successful decision makers, leaders, and creative and critical thinkers. This a great program for students interested in multiple subjects and who want to explore interests from different perspectives. Students will complete up to 75 credit hours at EAC, then finish their bachelor’s degree with 45 ASU credits.

Bachelor of Education in Secondary Education (BAE)

This is an ideal program that leads to highly-qualified or highly-prepared status to teach select subjects in grades 7-12 or who want to develop a foundation to become a head coach at the high-school level. Students have access to ASU resources, including support to help them pass the state certification exam to teach in Arizona. Upper-division classes are taught by faculty from ASU and EAC. The program offers face-to-face classes, an intensive internship and a student-teaching experience. Participating students will complete 120 total credit hours, including an associate degree from EAC (64 credits) and a bachelor's degree from ASU (56 credits).

Students may choose from tracks in math, English, biology, chemistry, physics or general science (the general science track prepares students to teach in middle school classrooms and may not lead to highly-qualified status in some districts).

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