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Our Commitment to You

As a graduate with an Associate of Arts Degree from Arrupe College, you will demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and professional values as you pursue continued higher education or meaningful employment.

Knowledge

  • For students in the English concentration, competency and depth in interpreting the themes and content presented in literature courses.
  • For students in the History concentration, competency and depth in interpreting the themes and content presented in western civilization and U.S. history courses.
  • For students in the Communication concentration, competency and depth in interpreting the themes and content in introductory media courses.
  • For students in the Criminal Justice concentration, competency and depth in understanding and interpreting the subject matter presented in introductory criminal justice and corrections courses.
  • For students in the Political Science concentration, competency and depth in understanding and interpreting the subject matter presented in introductory political science and international relations courses.
  • For students in the Psychology concentration, competency and depth in understanding and interpreting the subject matter presented in general, social, and abnormal psychology courses.
  • For students in the Business Administration concentration, competency and depth in understanding and interpreting the subject matter presented in accounting, management, and marketing courses.

 

Skills

  • Written and Oral Communication: Communicate effectively, using written, oral, and visual modes appropriate to their audience and purpose.
  • Quantitative Reasoning: Understand, analyze, and evaluate numerical data and use it to draw or evaluate conclusions.
  • Critical Thinking: Analyze, synthesize, and evaluate diverse information, ideas, and perspectives in a contextually appropriate manner. Demonstrate an awareness of your own thinking and decision-making processes, and their importance in academic and non-academic settings.

 

Professional Values

  • Cura Personalis: Cultivate and demonstrate habits and mindsets that support your flourishing as a whole person, living in a community with others.
  • Social Justice and Ethical Reasoning: You will reflect on social, political, and historical contexts and norms that lead to injustice, and then articulate responses that respect and promote the welfare of all beings in global and intersectional communities. You will recognize, articulate, and apply ethical reasoning, showing awareness of the intersectional and historical nature of the relationships being studied. Intersectionality addresses multiple contexts, such as gender, sexuality, race, class, culture, politics, and intellectual perspectives.

 

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Arrupe College offers Associate's degrees in three different areas: Liberal Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Business Administration. We also offer dual enrollment programs in Nursing and Bilingual Education.

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN LIBERAL ARTS

To earn an A.A. in Liberal Arts, you must complete at least 62 credit hours and complete all the Core requirements. In addition to completing Core requirements, you will choose an elective concentration in Communication, English, History, or Pre-STEM.

Communication

English

History

Pre-STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

To earn an A.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences, you must complete at least 62 credit hours and complete all the Core requirements. In addition to completing Core requirements, you will choose an elective concentration in Criminal Justice, Political Science, or Psychology.

Criminal Justice

Political Science

Psychology

 

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION

To earn an A.A. in Business Adminstration, you must complete at least 62 credit hours and complete all the Core requirements. Additionally, you must complete Business Administration coursework, including pre-calculus and accounting courses. This degree prepares you to study Accounting or Business Administration at a four-year institution.

Business Administration

 

Dual Enrollment Programs

Dual enrollment programs are based on agreements between Arrupe and another Loyola college. In addition to earning an A.A. from Arrupe, you begin taking courses at another college while still working toward your A.A. After graduating with an A.A. in 2 years, you earn a bachelor’s degree in 2-3 years from another Loyola college.

Each dual enrollment program has its own degree requirements. These programs have special Admissions criteria. To enter a dual enrollment program, you must apply through before you enroll at Arrupe.

A.A. in Liberal Arts + B.S.Ed. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education

A.A. in Social and Behavioral Sciences + B.S. in Nursing

 

 

Definitions

Degree

The type of associate’s degree that you earn. Arrupe offers three degrees: Liberal Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Business Administration.

Concentration

An area of study within a degree. A concentration helps you explore what you might want to study when you pursue a bachelor’s degree.

Dual Enrollment Program

An agreement between Arrupe and another Loyola college. In addition to earning an A.A. from Arrupe, you begin taking courses at another college while still working toward your A.A. After graduating with an A.A. in 2 years, you earn a bachelor’s degree in 2-3 years from another Loyola college.

Dual enrollment programs have special degree requirements and special Admissions criteria. To enter a dual enrollment program, you must apply through Admissions before you enroll at Arrupe.