NPC Offers 18 New Transfer Degrees for Fall Semester

National Park College (NPC) will offer 18 new transfer degrees for the fall 2020 semester. Nine of the new degrees are part of a new partnership with Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas.

Degree programs with Harding University include Advertising, Bible and Ministry, Communication Studies, Film, Integrated Marketing Communication, Media Production, Multimedia Journalism, Public Relations, and Theatre.

Harding University Provost Marty Spears said, "This agreement represents an exciting partnership between our schools and is a big step towards a vision that has been developing among leaders at both institutions for more than a year. Together we will provide educational opportunities that strengthen the Arkansas workforce with new options to raise their level of educational attainment and preparation for professional advancement."

Three new degrees have been added with Arkansas State University in Communication Studies, English, and Strategic Communication.

A new degree in Dietetics is available with Henderson State University.

Associate Provost, Brandie Benton said, "Henderson State University is excited to continue to offer several bachelor degree pathways through our long-time partnership with National Park College. In addition to the agreements we have in place for business, education, and nursing degrees, we are pleased to announce the addition of a new degree pathway for National Park students interested in pursuing their bachelor's degree in Dietetics. Henderson State's Dietetics program is nationally accredited and opens a variety of employment opportunities to graduates, including careers as registered dietitians at CHI St. Vincent, National Park Medical Center, and the Arkansas Department of Health. Henderson State is committed to serving students in Garland County and looks forward to exploring future partnership opportunities with NPC."

The University of Central Arkansas has two new degrees available for fall in Dietetics and Nutrition.

Three engineering degrees with Southern Arkansas University were added to the list including general Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wade Derden said, "We are thrilled to be expanding our transfer opportunities for students. These degrees bring our total transfer degree count to 92. That is 92 guaranteed transfer paths that lead students to a four-year degree with zero credit loss."

The efforts we make to expand transfer opportunities are important to our mission of increasing degree attainment for our community.” He commended the academic team for their work to collaborate with university partners. “The process is complicated, but the result means our students have more opportunities to succeed. We continue to make transfer a priority because it is critical to our students’ success," said John Hogan, NPC president.