ASU@TheGilaValley

Eastern Arizona College

Earn your ASU degree at Eastern Arizona College

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

Students must be (or previously have been) enrolled and completed credits at Eastern Arizona College to continue taking classes through the @TheGilaValley location.

Available undergraduate programs at EAC

Applied Science (Applied Leadership), BAS*

The applied leadership program prepares students for leadership positions in a wide variety of organizations and career fields. The coursework focuses on the practice of innovative and effective leadership and helps students develop skills and knowledge that leaders need in order to solve problems, communicate effectively, resolve conflicts, assess program effectiveness, lead projects and manage resources. This BAS program is a valuable degree option for students with an Associate of Applied Science degree in fields such as fire science, environmental technology, machine shop technology, welding technology and more. Students learn and apply the leadership skills necessary to prepare them to become more effective leaders in diverse environments — to be team leaders, floor managers and shift captains.

Learn more about this AAS to BAS program and see what AAS programs are compatible with this degree.

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, managing resources, assessing programs 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.

See course descriptions and sample schedule.

Organizational Leadership (Project Management), BA

With a concentration in project management, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge to advance in your career as a project manager and project manager leader. Covering many fields, organizational leadership courses prepare you for complex project oversight, organizational assessment, project leadership, and more.   

For more information on the three degrees above, contact Gerry West at Gerald.L.West@asu.edu.

Nursing, BSN

Eastern Arizona College and ASU have partnered to offer a Baccalaureate Nursing Program at EAC. This concurrent enrollment program is for nursing students who meet specific criteria. The program allows students to earn their AAS in Nursing from EAC while simultaneously earning their BSN from ASU. The partnership offers the following:

  • hybrid classes (in-person classes with online components)
  • qualified ASU faculty members from the Thatcher area
  • RN-BSN courses taken in a cohort model

For more information about this program, contact Taylor Nance at eac.cep@asu.edu.

Elementary education and special education, BAE

Earn a dual certification to educate children: Mild-moderate disabilities special education in grades K–12 and elementary education for grades K–8. Develop the knowledge and skills to successfully teach elementary school students, as well as children requiring special education in any grade.

Secondary education, BAE

Prepare to be an educator for youth enrolled in grades 6–12. You'll develop a strong theoretical background and gain the requisite teaching knowledge and abilities to successfully teach middle or high school students.

Note: Both education programs provide quality preparation through Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Professional Pathways, our suite of internships and residencies that expose you to more ways of teaching and learning. You'll work with the support of ASU faculty members, helping you problem-solve while offering you as much support as possible. The result? School hiring managers tell us Teachers College graduates enter the education workforce with the poise and skills of second-year teachers.

For more information about these education programs, contact Laura Corr at Laura.Corr@asu.edu.

*Up to 15 additional hours of lower-division general studies coursework can be completed prior to transferring to ASU. Transfer up to 75 community college credits toward this degree, with 45 credits to be completed at ASU. If lower-division general studies requirements are not complete prior to transferring, the courses can be taken at Eastern Arizona College or ASU. All degree requirements must be met prior to graduation from ASU.

The MyPath2ASU™ transfer process

Create MyPath2ASU™

  • Pick your ASU major

  • Sign up for MyPath2ASU™

  • Track progress towards transfer

Complete your MyPath

  • Apply to transfer to ASU

  • Become a Sun Devil

Finish your ASU degree

  • You’re one step closer to achieving your academic goals