Associate in Arts Interest Areas

Interest areas within the Associate in Arts degree provide students with an opportunity to take classes in a specific area that may match the academic major upon transferring to a four-year college or university. If you would like to take classes in a particular interest area below, work with your advisor to find the best classes to meet your transfer goals. Some courses in a program may need to be changed depending on the transfer institution. Interest Areas are not noted on a student's transcript.

Interest Areas

The following interest areas can be studied at Clark College. Work with your advisor if you are interested in taking courses related to these interests. Visit the areas of study pages to find student activities and departments related to these areas.

Anthropology Science Technology Engineering

Biology: Pre-Medical Health Care and Biosciences

Biology: Pre-Professional Science Technology Engineering

Communication Studies Creative and Communication Arts

Drama Creative and Communication Arts

English Creative and Communication Arts

Geography Public Service Society and Education

Health & Physical Education Health Care and Biosciences

History Public Service Society and Education

Japanese Language Creative and Communication Arts

Mathematics Science Technology Engineering

Philosophy Creative and Communication Arts

Political Science Public Service Society and Education

Psychology Science Technology Engineering

Sociology Public Service Society and Education

Spanish Language Creative and Communication Arts

Academic Concentrations

Academic Concentrations are sets of courses designed and approved by the college to provide a focus within a general Associate in Arts degree. Concentrations are noted on a student transcript. These sets of courses are not awarded a stand-alone Clark College certificate and are not recognized by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (the body that oversees community colleges in Washington State) or by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (the body that confers regional accreditation to postsecondary institutions); rather, Academic Concentration certificates are earned along with any two-year degree and awarded upon graduation.

American Sign Language Creative and Communication Arts

Honors Concentration

Journalism/News Media StudiesCreative and Communication Arts

International Studies Creative and Communication Arts

Power, Privilege, and Inequity Public Service Society and Education

Women's Studies Public Service Society and Education

Associate in Arts (AA)

The Associate in Arts (AA) degree is designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree program. The degree, in most cases, meets the first two (2) years of general education requirements at the senior institution. There are exceptions; please check with the transfer institution for additional information. Most students transferring with the AA degree will be granted junior standing upon entry to the senior institution. This degree requires a minimum of ninety (90) credits and a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.00.