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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

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General Studies

The program is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a personalized program of study to meet their professional, academic, and personal aspirations. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum, the program attempts to provide a unique, rigorous, and flexible learning pathway for that segment of student population with specific educational and career interests that would not otherwise be met by a traditional degree track or major.

Degree Offered
Bachelor of General Studies

General Studies

The fundamental purpose of the program is to enable students at Arkansas State University to assume the responsibility for developing a personalized program of study to meet particular career goals and/or individual needs.

Degree Offered
Associate of General Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

The program is designed to permit that segment of the student population for which the traditional degree tracks in higher education hold little or no attraction to utilize existing resources of the university in developing a personalized program of study. Through curriculum flexibility, the program attempts to provide the most challenging education possible, both to the academically gifted and to the creative student.

Degree Offered
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Leadership Studies

The Minor in Leadership Studies is designed for undergraduate students of all majors at the University. This minor is intended to enhance the major with studies and practice in leadership education and development. The goal is to educate and prepare students to lead lives of leadership and service. The curriculum focuses on expanding students’ knowledge, skills, and understanding of specific leadership theories, concepts, models, and current leadership issues and challenges in in the 21st century. Students are given opportunities to develop their own philosophies and leadership styles through various mediums both in and outside the classroom. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness, effective communication, research, collaboration, diversity, integration, and practical leadership applications through experiential learning.

Minor Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.75.
Please consult with your advisor and Integrative Studies if you plan on pursuing a minor in Leadership Studies.

Leadership Studies

Undergraduate Certificate (Certificate)

The Program will prepare students to develop community and global perspectives in managing positive workforce and social change and to make ethical decisions that impact organizations and communities as part or whole. Based on the Social Change Model of Leadership Development.

Certificate Offered
Certificate in Leadership Studies

Minor Requirements: A minimum of 12 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 2.75.