Arizona Western College

Earn your ASU degree at Arizona Western College

Earn a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University without leaving Yuma. ASU and Arizona Western College have established a partnership that allows you to complete your associate degree at AWC and then pursue your ASU bachelor’s degree through classes delivered on the AWC campus. You can also take advantage of additional cost savings with a reduced ASU tuition rate.

Available undergraduate programs at AWC

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminology and Criminal Justice

Earn a degree that will help prepare you for a career in law enforcement, probation, parole, corrections, private security, court personnel, legal offices or victim advocate agencies. This program introduces you to the fundamental foundations of criminal justice and criminology by preparing you to think critically, contribute to society and enhance public safety. Learn about the causes of crime, the role of criminal justice agencies in the control of crime and the consequences of crime. Study the sociological, psychological, biological and economical explanations for individual crime as well as the differences in crime over time and across neighborhoods, states and countries. Gain an understanding of the history, legal issues and current practices of crime control via police agencies, the court system, prisons, probation and parole.

See course descriptions and sample schedule.

For more information, contact Clayton Kidd at

Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership (BA)

This degree program is ideal for helping to advance your career in business, government, nonprofit, health care or service industries. Through this interdisciplinary program, you will gain valuable knowledge to become an organizational leader who is well versed in leadership styles, communication strategies, resource management, project management and emerging technologies. It is highly recommended that you complete the Arizona General Education Curriculum prior to applying to this program. Complete the course requirements as outlined in the TAG agreement and the AGEC requirements to transfer up to 75 credit hours from the community college. Then, you can complete this bachelor's degree with 45 ASU credits.

For more information, contact Gerry West at

Bachelor of Arts in Education in Special Education and Elementary Education (BAE)

This dual-certification program prepares educators to work with all students in inclusive settings. Program graduates are eligible for the Standard Professional Mild/Moderate Disabilities Special Education, K–12 certificate and the Standard Professional Elementary, K–8 Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education.

Bachelor of Arts in Education (BAE) in Secondary Education

This program prepares educators to teach youth enrolled in grades 6–12. Teacher candidates develop a strong theoretical background in their specific content area, and develop the skills and teaching abilities required to successfully teach middle or high school students. Program graduates are eligible for the Standard Professional Secondary, 6–12 Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education.

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Save money

Through the ASU and Arizona Western College partnership, you’re able to learn from ASU instructors and earn the same high quality degree you’d earn on an ASU campus, all at a reduced tuition rate. And you can use financial aid and scholarships toward your costs. That, along with the money you’ll save by staying in your hometown, adds up to one affordable degree.

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