Welcome to Arkansas State University!


Making a big decision easier: Affordable. Accessible. Flexible.
Adult learners face different challenges, opportunities and motivations when returning to school. In the Department of Nontraditional Studies, we are committed to working with you every step of the way, and offer a number of services to provide a smooth transition and help you find a college/work/life balance, including:

  • Dedicated academic advisors
  • Generous transfer credit policies
  • 100 % online convenience (AOS programs only)
  • 7 week accelerated courses (AOS programs only)
  • Affordable tuition
  • No out of state fee (AOS programs only)
  • Financial Aid Assistance



Find the program that’s right for you
The Department of Nontraditional Studies offers you multiple ways to earn your degree.  Whether you feel more comfortable in a traditional classroom setting or prefer the flexibility online learning offers, we will work with you to develop a personalized degree plan to help you reach your goals. 

Curriculum NoteOnline students are taught by the same high-quality faculty and earn the same great degree that on campus students earn. The only difference is the digital method of instruction and learning.

  • On-Campus Programs
    • Associate of General Studies
    • Bachelor of General Studies   
    • Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies                                                                            
  • A-State Online Programs(AOS)

Why choose the General Studies program at Arkansas State University?

Proven: Accredited by Higher Learning Commission (HLC)         

Dedicated: Excellent Faculty & Staff Dedicated to Student Success

Supportive: Named a Military & Veteran Friendly University