Division of General Studies
Location: Administration Building
Telephone: (870) 460-1633 / Fax: (870) 460-1933
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3478, Monticello, AR 71656
The mission of General Education is to provide a foundation of sustained lifelong learning. The program is designed to help the student develop the abilities to reason critically, analyze objectively, think creatively, perceive assumptions, make judgments on the basis of values, construct arguments, use evidence, and communicate and observe effectively. General Education enhances the specific skills of reading, writing, computation, comprehension, listening, and speaking. The program instills an appreciation and understanding of the creative, intellectual, social, and scientific forces which shape history and guide lives.
Student Learning Outcomes
When General Education is successfully completed, the student should be prepared to:
- Communicate effectively in social, academic, and professional contexts using a variety of means, including written, oral, quantitative, and/or visual modes as appropriate to topic, audience, and discipline.
- Demonstrate critical thinking in evaluating all forms of persuasion and/or ideas, in formulating innovative strategies, and in solving problems.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diversity issues pertaining to race, ethnicity, and gender and be capable of anticipating how their actions affect campus, local, and global communities.
- Work collaboratively to reach a common goal and demonstrate the characteristics of productive citizens.
The Division of General Studies is to serve as the academic and administrative unit for all students who are undecided about a major field of study. Academic advisors assist students in satisfying the general education requirements, the requirements for admission into a major, and/or requirements for an associate’s degree or baccalaureate of applied science or interdisciplinary studies degree.
The following associate degrees are offered:
Associate of Arts
Associate of Applied Science
Advanced Manufacturing Technology
Hospitality and Tourism Management
The following baccalaureate degrees are offered:
Bachelor of Applied Science
Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies