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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

UA Little Rock, UAMS Announce New 2+2 Degree Plans

Students at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will have an easy transition should they decide to transfer to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences to pursue study in an allied health specialty.

UA Little Rock and UAMS recently signed a series of 2+2 agreements that clearly outline pathways for students who earn the Associate of Arts in General Studies at UA Little Rock to then transfer to UAMS to complete a Bachelor of Science degree.

Transfer options are available in seven degree program areas.

While UA Little Rock has articulation agreements with other UAMS colleges, the 2+2 agreements with the College of Health Professions are new. The agreements have the potential for saving students time and money because students will know exactly which courses are needed.

Ready to plan your path to an allied health career? Visit the 2+2 Associate of Arts in General Studies (AAGS) to University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Allied Health website for details. To learn more about the UAMS Allied Health programs visit https://healthprofessions.uams.edu/.

With this UA Little Rock Degree: You’re Halfway to one of these University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Degrees:
Associate of Arts in General Studies

All of the UAMS degree options are full-time programs in high-demand fields. Dental hygienists, for example, easily find work. In Arkansas, 85 percent of state’s dental hygienists are UAMS graduates, Fields said.

The cytotechnology program can be completed in one year at UAMS, and graduates are in demand nationwide. They work in non-direct patient care in hospitals and private labs and play a vital role in the discovery and detection of cancer, pre-cancerous cell changes and diseases using a microscope.

The Nuclear Medicine Imaging Sciences program also can be completed in one year and is an online only program.

Employment in allied health overall is projected to grow, with 2.4 million additional jobs expected between 2016 and 2026, Field said.

Students in the 2+2 program must maintain a 2.5 GPA in the Associate of Arts in General Studies program at UA Little Rock and gain admission to UAMS. Advisors between the two institutions will work together with students.