University of Phoenix offers an Associate of Arts degree with a range of concentrations in business, criminal justice, education, health and human services, information technology, and more. The curriculum provides a foundation and overview within the academic disciplines of communication arts, social sciences, mathematics, life sciences, and the humanities. Instruction focuses on the development of student skills in writing, critical thinking, and information utilization, as well as foundational competencies in the selected concentration. The Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration is the study of health care organizations, roles of health care workers, public policy, information technology, financial management, and the regulatory and ethical issues of health care. The current strengths, weaknesses, and challenges of the U.S. health care system are discussed. Students also critically examine the current state of health and disease, health care’s laws and ethics, the psychology of health, and financial operations of the health care system. Nine weeks in length, courses are offered in pairs, or “blocks,” designed to complement each other. In these courses, emphasis alternates weekly between reading and online discussion one week and a work project the next. The completion of an Associate of Arts degree represents an important milestone for many students as they pursue their educational goals.
Note: The diploma for the Associate of Arts program will not reflect the concentration. Concentrations are reflected on the transcript only.
Tracks A and B
There are two tracks in the associate degree program. Track A is for students who list 21 or more transfer credits on their application. Track B is for those students who list less than 24 transfer credits on their application. Course requirements for tracks A and B are designated throughout the program summary. The First-Year Sequence (FYS) at the University of Phoenix comprises the first 24 units taken by students entering with fewer than 24 transferrable college units. Its content is based in liberal arts, interdisciplinary studies, and the academic skills and strategies necessary for success at University of Phoenix. All students entering associate degree programs (other than EE concentration) with less than 24 previous college credits, as recognized by the university on the admissions application, are required to complete the following First-Year Sequence (Track B). For more information about the First-Year Sequence please contact an Enrollment Advisor.
The U.S. Department of Education requires the University to provide the following information about each of our programs that lead to gainful employment in a recognized profession. 49% of students who completed this program during the most recent federal award year did so within normal time.1 Related occupations2 Medical Assistants #31-9092.00 Program costs3 Tuition and fees $16,700 to $24,500 Includes cost per credit, application fee, and fees for resources (books/eResources) for students completing the program in normal time. 1
Medical Secretaries #43-6013.00 Median graduate debt4 Federal Private Institutional $22,488 $0 $0
The on-time completion rate identifies the percentage of students completing this program during the most recent federal award year who completed it within “normal time.” The term “normal time” means the length of time it would take a student to complete this program if the student is continuously enrolled, takes one course at a time, and successfully completes each attempted course. Students enrolled in this degree program are typically nontraditional students. Students may exceed “normal time” for a variety of reasons, including, but not limited to, internships, practicums, clinical rotations, student teaching or administrator experiences required for...