Northark announces new MOU with Arkansas Tech University

Wed Sep 12, 2018 at 09:17 AM

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Pictured above left to right is Dr. Donna Wood, Northark vice president for academic & student affairs, Northark President Dr. Randy Esters, ATU President Dr. Robin Bowen and Dr. Rick Massengale Sr., ATU associate vice president of sponsored programs and university initiatives.

Arkansas Tech University in Russellville and North Arkansas College in Harrison entered into a memorandum of understanding yesterday (September 11) that will create pathways for Northark students to pursue bachelor’s degrees through ATU.

Under the terms of the MOU, any student transferring from Northark to ATU who has completed courses identified in specific programs of study, completed required transfer procedures and gained admission to ATU will receive full transfer credit for previously earned hours in his or her major field of study.

Programs included in the MOU are Bachelor of Arts degrees in communication (speech and theatre options), criminal justice and criminology, cultural and geospatial studies, English, fine arts, history, journalism (broadcasting, public relations and print), political science, psychology, public history and sociology; a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in creative writing; and Bachelor of Science degrees in agriculture business (animal science and pre-veterinary medicine options), biology, chemistry (biochemistry option), elementary education, environmental science, geology, math and physics.

“We’re really excited to be partnering with ATU to offer expanded university transfer options to our students,” said Dr. Randy Esters, Northark president.

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