Degrees and Programs of Study

Hesston College Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is awarded to students who complete a broad distribution of courses in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, as well as nursing courses. The program prepares graduates to apply for the NCLEX-RN to become licensed as registered nurses. Upper division nursing courses inform the practice of nursing and prepare students for graduate study or a wide variety of professional roles. See details.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.): Aviation-Professional Pilot

The Bachelor of Science degree with an Aviation-Professional Pilot major is awarded to students who complete a broad distribution of courses in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences, as well as aviation courses. The program prepares graduates for a wide variety of professional pilot roles. See details.

Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences (A.A.A.S.)

The Associate of Applied Arts and Sciences is awarded to students who complete a combination of general education and technical courses in a specific discipline. It serves students who intend to seek employment or further education in a particular career field after graduation. See details.

Associate of Arts (A.A.)

The Associate of Arts degree is awarded to students who complete a broad distribution of courses in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. It mirrors the first two years of a bachelor of arts degree program at a four-year institution. See details.

Associate of Science (A.S.)

The Associate of Science degree is awarded to students who complete coursework in the humanities and social sciences, as well as in-depth study of mathematics and the natural sciences. It mirrors the first two years of a bachelor of science degree program at a four-year institution. See details.

Associate degrees (A.A., A.S.) with honors

The Associate of Arts with Honors and the Associate of Science with Honors degrees are awarded to students who complete all the requirements of an A.A. or A.S. degree and the additional requirements for the Honors degree. In addition to the first two years of a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science degree program, the honors degree emphasizes cultural exchange and intercultural skills, knowledge and experience, allowing students to add more breadth to their studies and to develop skills that are especially sought after by current employers. See details.

Associate of General Studies (A.G.S.)

The Associate of General Studies degree is awarded to students who complete a more limited distribution of courses in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. It provides flexibility for students to satisfy the unique requirements of bachelor’s degree programs at a variety of four-year institutions. See details.

Second Degree

Students with one Hesston College degree may receive a second degree upon completion of a minimum of twelve Hesston College hours (in addition to those required for the first degree) and all departmental graduation requirements.

Hesston College Certificates

Missional Leadership Certificate

The Missional Leadership Certificate is awarded to students who complete the required 24 credits of specified courses. The requirements focus on meeting the six pastoral competencies as prescribed by Mennonite Church USA. The certificate courses may be combined with the other required courses necessary to achieve an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or an Associate of General Studies degree. See details.

Web Development Certificate

The Web Development Certificate is awarded to students who complete the required 24 credits of specified courses. The certificate focuses on developing skills needed for entry-level web developers. The certificate courses may be combined with the other required courses necessary to achieve an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or an Associate of General Studies degree. See details.

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