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.
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.
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.
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.