Options & 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 emphasis 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
|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
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.
|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
|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.||
|Psychology||This option helps prepare students for matriculation into the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.||
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