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University Of Phoenix- Associates Degree

At University of Phoenix, you'll concentrate on communications, critical-thinking and problem-solving skills. This foundation can provide you the perspective necessary for meaningful self-examination as well as the ability to cope effectively with social, technological, professional and cultural change.

Arts and Sciences

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Communications :- Students enrolled in this concentration will develop a foundation for understanding and practicing the effective exchange of information, ranging from interpersonal and small-group communications to public speaking and mass media. Courses include "win-win" communications processes, problem-solving information strategies, and news presentations for print, web and broadcast delivery.

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  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in General Studies:- The Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in General Studies is designed to provide a foundation in liberal arts and sciences based on a survey of mathematics, physical and life sciences, humanities, social science and technology. As students become conversant with the values and terminology of these various academic disciplines, they will learn how best to access information resources and develop effective communication skills for informal, formal and quantitative tasks.

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Business and Management

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting:- The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Accounting helps students develop a foundation of knowledge related to accounting in terms of business strategy, financial statements, cost information, economics, management and ethical issues. Students encounter real-world scenarios in which they use accounting information resources and systems to present conclusions based on accounting and business data.

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  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Foundations of Business:- The Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Foundations of Business focuses on the topics of business, accounting, economics, finance and marketing in a global society. In this area of study, students explore fundamental business principles and learn to apply problem-solving strategies to real-life scenarios. Some program activities include SWOT analysis, examination of the supply-and-demand curve, a review of the relationship between marketing and sales and the implementation of basic financial planning techniques.

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Criminal Justice and Security

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Criminal Justice:- The Associate of Arts degree program with a concentration in Criminal Justice focuses on policing practices, corrections, the criminal court system and juvenile justice. Students take a comprehensive look at these topics through interactive assignments that not only develop their critical-thinking skills, but also enable them to recognize the functions of the criminal justice professions within their communities.

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Education

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Elementary Education:- The Elementary Education concentration addresses major topics that impact instruction-such as the historical and philosophical contexts of contemporary education, diversity in the classroom and the exceptional learner. Students are required to apply writing and problem- solving skills to evaluate topics covered through written assignments, discussion and debate. Where available, this program prepares students for transition into the Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education at University of Phoenix.

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Human Services

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Human Services Management:- The Human Services Management concentration provides students a foundation of knowledge relating to the management of human services organizations. It offers an understanding of the roles of human services workers, public policy, multicultural practices, information technology, financial management, and regulatory and ethical issues. Course work in the concentration courses includes creating care plans, developing alternative funding strategies and determining the characteristics of good human services management.

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Health Care

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration:- The Associate of Arts degree with a concentration in Health Care Administration focuses on health care organizations, the roles of health care workers, public policy, information technology, financial management, and regulatory and ethical issues of health care. In this degree program, students will examine current strengths, weaknesses and challenges of the U.S. health care system.

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Psychology

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Psychology:- This concentration focuses on positive psychology, theories of personality, human sexuality, the physiological and neurological basis of human behavior, psychological disorders and social interactions. Students analyze the interrelationship of fundamental theories and how they define and explain human behavior, development and abnormalities. Students also evaluate the robustness of various psychometrics, develop their own theories, and assess the impact of cognition on physical and mental health.

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Technology

  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology:- The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology focuses on project management, the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), networking, Internet concepts, and design and programming fundamentals. This concentration builds upon the fundamentals of computer and networking design to provide students a foundation for understanding basic programming concepts. Students also will participate in real-world, scenario-based problems and develop functional software applications.

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  • Associate of Arts with a concentration in Information Technology/Networking:- The Information Technology/Networking concentration offers a functional overview of information systems and the analysis, design and security of modern computer networks. Concentration courses emphasize Local Area Networks, Wireless Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks and network security. In this program, students will use live, online labs to simulate network administration tasks commonly used in the IT industry.

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