UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS : AXIA COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

AXIA COLLEGE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX
Axia College of University of Phoenix was created to meet the unique needs of those who are new to post-secondary education and educate them in an online modality. The online format pro­vides convenience and flexibility for students who are working or otherwise engaged. Axia College of University of Phoenix's Associ­ate of Arts degrees were designed to prepare students for the work­place or subsequent educational endeavors. Axia College of University of Phoenix's online and asynchronous learning environ­ment blends the latest technological advancements with its innova­tive instructional model so students can tailor their educational experience. Because of the specific mission of the Axia College of University of Phoenix, admission criteria and general policies dif­fer from those of other University of Phoenix degree programs. As part of the learning model, students take two courses simultane­ously for nine weeks, logging in to attend class at times most con­venient to their schedule. Faculty are available to assist students by providing timely feedback and coaching as needed. These features maximize student learning and program success.
Associate of Arts Degree
Axia College offers an Associates of Arts degree with content con­centration options in a wide range of business, technology, and professional fields. The Associate of Arts 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 discipline. The completion of an Associate of Arts degree represents an important milestone for many students as they pursue their educational goals.
Associate of Arts in General Studies**
The following Associate of Arts in General Studies (AAGS) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Associate of Arts in General Studies degree program provides students a foundation in liberal arts and sciences based on a survey of mathematics, physical and life sciences, humanities, social sci­ence, and technology. Students will learn to apply effective com­munication skills, as directed, for informal, formal, and quantitative tasks and will become conversant with the values and terminology of a variety of academic disciplines. Students also will be able to access information resources, evaluate them for credibil­ity and relevance, and use the sources to present a wide range of alternatives.
**Note: Students enrolled in this degree program are ineligible to receive Federal Student Financial Aid.
General Studies Foundation Requirements
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their gen­eral education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 150 3 credits
Effective Essay Writing
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 220 3 credits
Research Writing
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
General Studies Requirements
All students must complete 42 general education credits including the foundation courses and general education courses including credits from the following areas as shown:
Communication Arts Requirement(s) 9 credits
Humanities Requirement(s) 6 credits
Math Requirement(s) 6 credits
Science & Technology Requirement(s) 6 credits
Social & Behavioral Sciences Requirement(s) 6 credits
Interdisciplinary Requirement(s) 6 credits
Additional Liberal Arts Requirement(s) 3 credits
The University reserves the right to modify the course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AAGS
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AAGS
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AAGS
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AAGS
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the University course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descriptions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
Associate of Arts in Accounting
The following Associate of Arts in Accounting (AAACC) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Associate of Arts in Accounting degree program focuses on the role of accounting in business strategy, financial statements, cost information, economics, management, and ethical issues.
Students will encounter real-world scenarios where they will use accounting information resources and systems, and present con­clusions based on accounting and business data. Additionally, stu­dents will use ledgers, journals, and worksheets to complete formal, informal, and quantitative accounting tasks.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their general education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 150 3 credits
Effective Essay Writing
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 220 3 credits
Research Writing
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Accounting Concentration
ACC 220 3 credits
Survey of Accounting: The Maze of Numbers
ACC 225 3 credits
Financial Accounting
ACC 260 3 credits
Accounting Ethics: Keeping it Clean
FIN 200 3 credits
Introduction to Finance: Harvesting the Money Tree
ACC 230 3 credits
Financial Reporting: Peeking Under the Financial Hood
ACC 250 3 credits
Accounting Information Systems
The University reserves the right to modify the required course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AAACC
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AAACC
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AAACC
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AAACC
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the University course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descriptions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
Associate of Arts in Business
The following Associate of Arts in Business (AAB) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Associate of Arts in Business concentration focuses on the top­ics of business, global business, accounting, economics, finance, and marketing. In this program students will explore fundamental business principles and learn to apply problem solving strategies to real life scenarios. Students will also discuss the effects of culture and ethics in current global and domestic business environments. Some program activities include SWOT analysis, examination of the supply and demand curve, a review of the relationship between marketing and sales, and implementation of basic finan­cial planning techniques.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their gen­eral education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 150 3 credits
Effective Essay Writing
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 220 3 credits
Research Writing
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Business Concentration
BUS 210 3 credits
Foundations of Business
ECO 205 3 credits
Economic Theory
MKT 230 3 credits
Introduction to Marketing
ACC 220 3 credits
Survey of Accounting: The Maze of Numbers
INB 205 3 credits
International Business
FIN 200 3 credits
Introduction to Finance: Harvesting the Money Tree
The University reserves the right to modify the course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AAB
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AAB
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AAB
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AAB
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the University course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descriptions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
Associate of Arts in Communications
The following Associate of Arts in Communications (AACOM) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Associate of Arts in Communications degree program focuses on the growth and convergence of telecommunications technolo­gies,the role of media in a democratic society, and standards of social responsibility within the culture of journalism. The concen­tration courses will help students develop win-win communica­tion processes and information strategies for problem solving, while also providing an extensive review of information sources and news presentations for print, web, and broadcast delivery. Additionally, students will learn to review and assess pivotal influ­ences on the development of mass media and speculate on their future evolution.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their general education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 150 3 credits
Effective Essay Writing
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 220 3 credits
Research Writing
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Communications Concentration
CMC 210 3 credits
Mass Media Overview & History: Sight, Sound & Mind
CMC 220 3 credits
Information Products and Presentations
CMC 230 3 credits
Communication Processes: You’re a Fine One to Talk
CMC 240 3 credits
Information Strategies: Putting 2 & 2 Together
CMC 250 3 credits
Information Sources: Where It’s At
CMC 260 3 credits
Communication Variety: The Spice of Life
The University reserves the right to modify the course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AACOM
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AACOM
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AACOM
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AACOM
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the University course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descriptions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice
The following Associate of Arts in Criminal Justice (AACJ) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice concentration focuses on policing practices, corrections, the criminal court sys­tem, and juvenile justice. Students take a comprehensive look at these topics through interactive assignments that not only develop their critical thinking skills, but also enable them to recognize the functions of the criminal justice professions within their commu­nity. Students are required to formulate conclusions, evaluate deci­sions, and develop opinions based on learned topics. Students analyze relationships between the citizens, the police, and the court systems.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their gen­eral education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 150 3 credits
Effective Essay Writing
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 220 3 credits
Research Writing
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Criminal Justice Concentration
CJS 200 3 credits
Foundations of the Criminal Justice System
CJS 210 3 credits
Fundamentals of Policing
CJS 220 3 credits
Introduction to Criminal Court System
CJS 230 3 credits
Introduction to Corrections
CJS 240 3 credits
Introduction to Juvenile Justice
CJS 250 3 credits
Introduction to Security
The University reserves the right to modify the course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AACJ
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AACJ
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AACJ
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AACJ
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the Uni­versity course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descrip­tions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
Associate of Arts in Health Care Administration
The following Associate of Arts in Health Care Administration (AAHCA) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Associate of Arts Degree in Health Care Administration con­centration focuses on health care organizations, roles of health care workers, public policy, information technology, financial manage­ment, and regulatory and ethical issues of health care. Students will discuss current strengths, weaknesses, and challenges of the U.S. health care system. Students will 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.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their general education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 150 3 credits
Effective Essay Writing
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 220 3 credits
Research Writing
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Health Care Administration Concentration
HCA 210 3 credits
Introduction to Health Care: Riding the Fourth Wave
HCA 220 3 credits
The Language of Health Care
HCA 230 3 credits
Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional
HCA 240 3 credits
Health & Diseases: Understanding the Pathos of Pathology
HCA 250 3 credits
The Psychology of Health: My Head Hurts All Over My Body
HCA 270 3 credits
Financial Matters for Health Care Professionals
The University reserves the right to modify the required course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AAHCA
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AAHCA
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AAHCA
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AAHCA
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the Uni­versity course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descrip­tions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
Associate of Arts in Human Services Management
The following Associate of Arts in Human Services Management (AAHSM) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Human Services Management concentration focuses on pro­viding a solid foundation for future workers in the industry. Some of the content is focused in the areas of human services organiza­tions, roles of human services workers, public policy, multicultural practices, information technology, financial management, and reg­ulatory and ethical issues. Some of the activities included in the concentration are creating care plans, developing alternative fund­ing strategies, and determining the characteristics of good human services management.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their gen­eral education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 150 3 credits
Effective Essay Writing
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 220 3 credits
Research Writing
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Human Services Management Concentration
HSM 210 3 credits
Human Services in the United States
HSM 220 3 credits
Human Services Administration: So You Want to Help People
HSM 230 3 credits
Ethical Issues in Human Services Organizations
HSM 240 3 credits
Public Policy Development in Human Services
HSM 260 3 credits
Financial Management for Human Service Managers
HSM 270 3 credits
Program Planning & Grant Proposal Writing in Human Services
The University reserves the right to modify the required course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AAHSM
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AAHSM
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AAHSM
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AAHSM
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the Uni­versity course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descrip­tions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
 
Associate of Arts in Paraprofessional Education
The following Associate of Arts in Paraprofessional Education (AAPE) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Associate of Arts Degree in Paraprofessional Education addresses major topics that impact instruction; i.e., historical and philosophical contexts for contemporary educational approaches and issues; the nature of child development; and the professional and classroom tasks encountered in teaching. Students are required to apply writing and problem-solving skills to evaluate topics covered. Evaluation occurs through a variety of methods including written assignments, discussion, and debate.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their general education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 150 3 credits
Effective Essay Writing
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 220 3 credits
Research Writing
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Paraprofessional Education Concentration
AED 200 3 credits
Contemporary Issues in American Education
AED 201 3 credits
Teaching as a Profession
AED 202 3 credits
Child Development
AED 203 3 credits
Classroom Instruction
AED 204 3 credits
Diversity in the Classroom
AED 205 3 credits
Classroom Management
The University reserves the right to modify the required course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AAPE
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AAPE
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AAPE
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AAPE
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the Uni­versity course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descrip­tions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
 
Associate of Arts in Information Technology
The following Associate of Arts in Information Technology (AAIT) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Associate of Arts in Information Technology concentration focuses on project management, the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), networking, Internet concepts and design, program­ming fundamentals, as well as the Java programming language. Courses build upon the fundamentals of computer and networking design to give students a solid foundation to understand basic pro­gramming concepts. In addition to many different types of evalua­tions, students will participate in real-world scenario-based problems and develop functional software applications.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their gen­eral education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirements:
COM 130 3 credits
Business Research & Writing for the IT Professional
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 135 3 credits
Business Communication for the IT Professional
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Information Technology Concentration
IT 205 3 credits
Management of Information Systems
IT 210 3 credits
Fundamentals of Programming with Algorithms & Logic
IT 215 3 credits
Java Applications
IT 220 3 credits
Internet Concepts
IT 221 3 credits
Analysis & Design of Information Systems
IT 230 3 credits
Computer Networking
The University reserves the right to modify the required course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AAIT
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AAIT
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AAIT
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AAIT
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the Uni­versity course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descrip­tions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
Associate of Arts in Information Technology/Networking
The following Associate of Arts in Information Technology/Networking (AAIT/N) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Associate of Arts in Information Technology/Networking con­centration focuses on information systems and the analysis, design, and security of modern computer networks. Courses emphasize Local Area Networks, Wireless Local Area Networks, Wide Area Networks, and network security. Students will be able to simulate network administration tasks through remote access to real hardware and software commonly used in the IT industry. Additionally, courses include scenario-based activities, placing stu­dents in real-world situations that allow them to apply founda­tional knowledge and skills.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their general education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 130 3 credits
Business Research & Writing for the IT Professional
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 135 3 credits
Business Communication for the IT Professional
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Information Technology Concentration
IT 205N 3 credits
Management of Information Systems
IT 221N 3 credits
Analysis & Design of Information Systems
IT 240 3 credits
LAN Technologies
IT 241 3 credits
Intro to W-LAN Technologies
IT 242 3 credits
Intro to WAN Technologies
IT 244 3 credits
Intro to IT Security
The University reserves the right to modify the required course of study.
Associate of Arts in Information Technology/Visual Communication
The following Associate of Arts in Information Technology (AAIT/VC) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Visual Communications program provides an overview of visual design elements to be implemented within a business frame­work. Topics within this program include visual design elements such as composition and style, use of color, textures, integration and manipulation of graphics images, photographic re-touching and text/font design. Fundamentals and basic web programming will also be covered. A graduate of this program will have design skills useful in business areas such as marketing, web design or training.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their general education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 130 3 credits
Business Research & Writing for the IT Professional
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 135 3 credits
Business Communication for the IT Professional
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Information Technology/Visual Communication Concentration
IT 205 3 credits
Management of Information Systems
IT 220 3 credits
Internet Concepts
IT 221 3 credits
Analysis and Design of Information Systems
IT 235 3 credits
Image Editing and Implementation
IT 236 3 credits
Intro to Web Design I
IT 237 3 credits
Intro to Web Design II
The University reserves the right to modify the required course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AAIT/VC
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AAIT/VC
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AAIT/VC
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AAIT/VC
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the Uni­versity course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descrip­tions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
Associate of Arts in Psychology
The following Associate of Arts in Psychology (AAPSY) degree program is offered at these University of Phoenix campus locations: Online. While widely available, not all programs are available in all states and in all modalities. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative
The Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology concentration focuses on positive psychology, theories of personality, human sexuality, the physiological and neurological basis of human behavior, diver­sity, psychological disorders, and social interactions. In this pro­gram, students will analyze the interrelationship of fundamental psychological theories and how they define and explain human behavior, development, and abnormalities. Students will also criti­cally evaluate the robustness of various psychometrics, develop their own psychological theories based on a conglomeration of principles outlined by experts in the field, and assess the impact of cognition on physical and mental health.
Foundation Course of Study
Students entering with 24 or more applied transfer credits must complete the following two foundation courses as part of their gen­eral education requirement:
GEN 105 3 credits
Skills for Learning in an Information Age
COM 140 3 credits
Contemporary Business Communication
Students entering with fewer than 24 applied transfer credits must complete the above two foundation courses plus the following as part of their general education requirement:
COM 150 3 credits
Effective Essay Writing
CRT 205 3 credits
Critical Thinking
COM 220 3 credits
Research Writing
ETH 125 3 credits
Cultural Diversity
Psychology Concentration
PSY 210 3 credits
Introduction to Psychology: Why We Do What We Do
PSY 220 3 credits
Positive Psychology: What’s Right With Me
PSY 230 3 credits
Theories of Personality: I Think, Therefore Who Am I?
PSY 240 3 credits
The Brain, the Body, & Mind: All Together Now
PSY 265 3 credits
Psychology of Human Sexuality: What Turns You on and Why?
PSY 270 3 credits
Abnormal Psychology: Abuse, Addiction & Other Disorders
The University reserves the right to modify the required course of study.
Additional Admission Requirements for the AAPSY
High school graduation, G.E.D. certificate, or CHSPE (California High School Proficiency Examination) certificate.
Degree Requirements for the AAPSY
The degree requirements for this program are the following:
All undergraduate students are required to complete the minimum general education credits required by their program version.
Students transferring from Western International University to Axia College or any University of Phoenix undergraduate program may transfer all coursework completed at Western International University with a grade of "D-" or higher.
Progression Requirements for the AAPSY
Students entering Axia College of University of Phoenix with fewer than 24 college credits must complete the following pre­scribed sequence of following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105, COM 140, COM 150, COM 220, CRT 205, and ETH 125. COM 130 replaces COM 150 for IT students, and COM 135 replaces COM 220 for IT students. Students who enter with 24 credits or more are required to complete the following "Foundation Courses": GEN 105 and COM 140.
Residency Requirements for the AAPSY
The University requires that a portion of the degree's coursework be completed through the University. Also known as the residency requirement, the University requires completion of a minimum of 18 credits for the AAIT, AAIT/VC, AAIT/N, AACOM, AACJ, AAHCA, AAACC, AAB, AAHSM, AAPSY, AAPE and AAGS at the University and may not exceed a total of six (6) credits for waived credit of a specific course required within the degree.
Credits applied to the Required Course of Study (with the excep­tion of the electives) will only be applied to the core and cannot count toward General Education totals.
Students may use the following sources towards meeting credit requirements:
UPX Prior Learning Assessment, (15 credit limit on experiential learning; 15 credit limit on professional training)
In order to be granted a waiver for a course in the required course of study, the student must have completed a previous course which meets the following criteria:
The course must have been completed and transcripted from a regionally or approved nationally accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university.
The course must have been completed within the past ten years of application to the University with a grade of "C" (2.0) or better (five years for information technology courses).
The course must be comparable in content and credits to the University course it is replacing and must be an equivalent level or higher level course (i.e. graduate level coursework may be used to waive graduate or undergraduate coursework). Course descriptions must be included with the course waiver form in order for the Office of Admissions and Evaluation to review the course waiver request.
 
Axia College Pathways Program
Axia College of University of Phoenix will permit non-degree seek­ing students to take courses if admitted into the Pathways Pro­gram. The Pathways Program is designed for current high school juniors and seniors seeking to earn college credits while still enrolled in secondary schools. Pathways students may earn a max­imum of 12 credits at the University of Phoenix. Non-degree stu­dents are not eligible to receive most types of financial aid or veterans benefits and must demonstrate English proficiency, if applicable, to be eligible for course enrollment. The Pathways Pro­gram admissions process must be completed before enrollment in any courses.
Admission into the Pathways program requires:
Pathways students must meet all prerequisite requirements for the program in which the courses are included. Students must also meet all admission requirements, with the exception of the HS diploma or equivalent
Before proceeding beyond 12 credits, Pathways program students must submit a University of Phoenix degree seeking application for admission, possess a high school diploma (or equivalent), and be granted acceptance to the University of Phoenix. Pathways stu­dents who want to earn more than 12 credits will be deemed degree seeking and be required to submit an application for admis­sion to a University of Phoenix degree program.
Note: The Pathways Program is not available in all states. Please consult an enrollment counselor to determine if residents of a specific state are eligible for this program.
Axia College Additional Concentrations
Upon completion of any Axia concentration but before graduation, Axia students may complete one additional 18-unit concentration at Axia College. The two concentrations would be taken sequentially, not concurrently.