Options & Areas of Emphasis

Areas of Emphasis

There are a number of areas of emphasis within the AA degree. These emphases are meant to help students learn about a specialized area or expertise. Please see below for a list of these areas and the contact information for the specific advisor of each.

NOTE: Students who pursue an area of epmhasis are awarded a general Associate of Arts degree, not an AA in the area they are studying.


Area of Emphasis Information Contact/Advisor
Chemical Addiction Studies By pursuing this emphasis, students complete both a general Associate of Arts degree and the preparatory coursework required to become a licensed addictions counselor. Dr. Linda EagleHeart
linda.eagleheart@umontana.edu
(406) 243-7906
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Police Science This program is designed to be an additional educational opportunity for students enrolled in the MLEA Law Enforcement Officer Basic Course. An AA Baccalaureate Track is available for this area of emphasis.

Brandie Terpe, Advisor
brandie.terpe@umontana.edu
(406) 243-7864
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Options

Similar to areas of emphasis within the AA degree, these degree options are meant to help students focus on the subject of communication studies, an area that is of increasing demand to employers. Please see below for a list of these options and the contact information for the degree option advisor.

NOTE: Unlike the areas of emphasis above, these degree options are recorded on the student's transcript and diploma as an option of the AA degree itself.

Options Information Contact/Advisor
Communication Studies There are two areas of emphasis within this subject: communication studies and professional communication. AA Baccalaureate Tracks are available for both areas; more information is found on our Baccalaureate Tracks webpage. Kim Reiser
kim.reiser@umontana.edu
(406) 243-7839
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Professional Communications There are two areas of emphasis within this subject: communication studies and professional communication. AA Baccalaureate Tracks are available for both areas; more information is found on our Baccalaureate Tracks webpage.

Kim Reiser
kim.reiser@umontana.edu
(406) 243-7839
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