EAC - ASU Bachelor’s Degree Partnership

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Now, you can earn an ASU bachelor’s degree without leaving the Gila Valley!

Arizona State University and Eastern Arizona College have established a partnership where you can complete your associate degree at EAC, and then pursue your ASU bachelor’s degree through classes delivered on the EAC Thatcher Campus. And the best part, these programs will be just over half the cost of the same degree from ASU in Tempe – all without moving away.


Now accepting applications!

To apply or receive additional information visit https://transfer.asu.edu/thegilavalley .


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(L to R) Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi, ASU Executive Vice President and Provost; Jeanne Bryce, EAC Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs; Dr. Michael Crow, ASU President; Mark Bryce, J.D., Former EAC President; Dr. Maria Hesse, ASU Vice Provost for Academic Partnerships


Frequently Asked Questions

How much will these programs cost?

The Arizona Board of Regents has given approval for a reduced level of tuition whereby a full-time student will pay $5,958 for the 2014-2015 academic year, or $2,979 per semester—a savings of over $4,000 per year over the cost of regular ASU undergraduate tuition.

What bachelor’s degrees will be available through the EAC - ASU partnership?

Currently, four degrees are available including the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Applied Science in Operations Management, and Bachelor of Liberal Studies. The Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education will be available for Fall 2015.

Why did the partnership choose these degrees?

All of these majors have been targeted to specifically address employment needs in eastern Arizona. Program offerings are expected to grow as other major areas of interest are identified.

Who will teach the ASU courses?

Arizona State University has hired local instructors to teach these courses, including qualified EAC faculty members, in cooperation with EAC administration.

What will be the admissions requirements?

Students will need to meet the standard ASU transfer criteria for admission to these degree programs.

Is this an EAC or ASU degree?

The finished bachelor’s degree will be a highly marketable Arizona State University degree and the student will receive an ASU diploma.

How many EAC credits will transfer to ASU?

The four degrees currently available allow students to transfer up to 75 credit hours. Students will need to complete the remaining 45 credit hours through ASU. The Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education will allow students to transfer up to 64 credit hours from EAC.

Are these face-to-face or online (web-based) classes?

These classes will be primarily face-to-face classes, taught on EAC’s Thatcher Campus.

Where can I get more information?

Visit transfer.asu.edu/eac or contact Kenny Smith at kenny.smith@eac.edu or by phone at (928) 428-8346.


Press release announcing the partnership

ASU’s Transfer page for EAC students


Additional information is forthcoming. Please check back often for updates.