The academic units of the University of Arkansas include the following colleges, schools and military departments:

The Global Campus serves as a portal for online, distance and professional education programs and courses provided by the University of Arkansas. Experienced staff members collaborate with the university’s academic colleges and schools and other academic units to develop and facilitate quality, cutting-edge courses and programs.

The School of Law and the Graduate School offer professional and graduate degrees. See the Graduate Catalog and the Law School Catalog for more information.

Accreditations

Higher Learning Commission

The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Some colleges and programs are also accredited by other agencies, associations, or professional organizations, including those listed below.

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences (B.S.H.E.S.) degree program in human nutrition and dietetics is accredited by the
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Jean Tyson
Child Development Study Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The Bachelor of Science in Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences (B.S.A.) in food science is accredited by the Institute of Food
Technologists. Teacher education programs in agriculture and birth through kindergarten are coordinated with educational programs in the College of Education and Health Professions and are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

The Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), and the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.) program is accredited by the Landscape Architecture Accreditation Board of the American Society of Landscape Architects (LAAB). The Bachelor of Interior Design (B.I.D.) degree is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and is also coordinated with design programs in Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

The Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art, the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Art History, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Studio Art, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Graphic Design, the Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art Education, the Master of Art (M.A.) in Art Education, and the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Art are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications has accredited the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in journalism and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Advertising & Public Relations. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), and Master of Music (M.M.) degree programs, along with the graduate certificates in Music Education for Special Needs Students and Advanced Performance in the Department of Music are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree program in clinical psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association. The Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.) and the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree programs are accredited by the Council of Social Work Education.  The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Theatre and the Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) degree programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Sam M. Walton College of Business

The Sam M. Walton College of Business offers degree programs for undergraduate students and for graduate students at both the master’s and doctoral levels and has been a member of and accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, since 1931. The accounting program was separately accredited in 1986 at both the bachelor’s and master’s levels. The master’s in business administration program was approved in 1963. Accreditation by AACSB and membership in that organization signifies the college’s commitment to AACSB goals of promoting and achieving the highest standards of business education.

College of Education and Health Professions

The teacher education programs in the College of Education and Health Professions are accredited by theCouncil for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). The Master of Science degree program in communication sciences and disorders is accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.), are also accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), along with the graduate certificate in Nursing Education.  The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree program  in public health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The Master of Science degree in counseling and the doctor of philosophy in counselor education and supervision are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The Master of Athletic Training (M.AT) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).  The Doctor of Occupational Therapy (O.T.D.) has reached the candidacy status of accreditation with the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE).

College of Engineering

The College of Engineering offers the following programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (visit http://www.abet.org for more information): Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering (B.S.B.E.), Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (B.S.B.M.E.), Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (B.S.Ch.E.), Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.C.E.), Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering (B.S.Cmp.E.), Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (B.S.E.E.), Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (B.S.I.E.), and the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (B.S.M.E.).  The College of Engineering also offers a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S.C.S.) that is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET (visit http://www.abet.org for more information).

School of Law

The degree programs in the School of Law on the Fayetteville campus are accredited by both the American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar..

Following is a list of major fields of undergraduate study offered at the University of Arkansas, followed by a list of minors and, finally, certificate programs.

Majors

Accounting
Advertising and Public Relations
African and African American Studies (second or dependent major)
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology
Animal Science
Anthropology
Apparel Merchandising and Product Development
Architecture
Architectural Studies
Art (Studio Art)
Art Education
Art History
Asian Studies (second or dependent major)
Biology
Biological Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Birth Through Kindergarten
Business, General
Business, International
Career and Technical Education
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Childhood Education
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Communication
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Criminology
Crop Science
Data Science
Earth Science
Economics (Bachelor of Arts)
Economics (Bachelor of Science in Business Administration)
Educational Studies
Electrical Engineering
Elementary Education
English
English Education
Environmental, Soil, and Water Science
Exercise Science
Finance
Food, Nutrition and Health
Food Science
French
French Education
Geography
Geology
German
German Education
Graphic Design
History
Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences
Hospitality Management
Human Development and Family Sciences
Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Human Resource and Workforce Development Education
Industrial Engineering
Information Systems
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Interdisciplinary Studies
Interior Design
International and Global Studies
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architectural Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies (second or dependent major)
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Middle East Studies (second or dependent major)
Music
Nursing
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Poultry Science
Psychology
Public Health
Recreation and Sport Management
Retail
Social Studies Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Spanish Education
Special Education
Supply Chain Management
Teaching K-12 Physical Education and Health
Theatre

Undeclared Major

Degree-seeking students who are undecided about their choice of a major field of study should enroll in the college or school that best reflects their current academic interest.  Advisors in each academic unit can provide guidance to students who are undecided about their choice of a major field of study.  Each college has its own rules concerning the point at which a student must declare a major. 

Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture and Food Life Sciences (AFLS) – Undergraduate students are expected to officially declare a major prior to earning 30 college credit hours.  Advisors in each academic unit can provide guidance regarding majors and career opportunities to students with undeclared status and transfer students who have not declared a major.  An administrative advising hold, to be released after meeting with an academic advisor, will be placed on undeclared students’ records each term until a major has been declared to encourage thoughtful consideration and selection of majors.

Faye Jones School of Architecture and Design (ARCH) – Undergraduate students must elect one of the three academic departments upon acceptance into the School.  Undeclared status is not an option.

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences (ARSC) – Undergraduate students are expected to officially declare a major prior to earning 30 college credit hours. The Fulbright College Advising Center will provide enhanced advising services specific to exploratory students regarding major and career decisions. An administrative advising hold, to be released after meeting with an academic advisor, will be placed on undeclared students' records each term until a major has been declared to encourage thoughtful consideration and selection of majors.

College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP) – Undergraduate students are admitted into pre-majors in selected fields, including Communication Disorders (PCDIS), Nursing (PNURS), Elementary Education (PELED), and Human Resource Development (PHRWD).  Students must apply to the majors associated with their pre-major in certain semesters, and should work with their advisors to determine the most appropriate time to make this application.  Students are admitted directly to programs in Recreation and Sport Management, Educational Studies, Kinesiology, and Public Health.  Students may also be admitted to the College as an undeclared student and should work with an academic advisor to declare a major or pre-major prior to earning 30 credit hours.

College of Engineering (ENGR) – All undergraduate engineering students are classified as pre-engineering students until they have successfully completed the two semester freshman engineering sequence and achieved a C or better in MATH 2554, Calculus 1.

Walton College of Business (WCOB) – Students pursuing a degree in Walton College are classified as pre-business until all core-business requirements are fulfilled.

Minors

Each college and school of the University of Arkansas can determine whether to offer minors within their respective departments and whether to allow a student to pursue a minor in another college or school. Most, but not all, minors are offered in fields in which a major is also offered. Students should check with academic advisers in their college or school to determine the eligibility and requirements of a minor. They are listed below.

Accounting for business students
Accounting for non-business students
African and African American Studies
Agricultural Business
Agricultural Communications
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Leadership
Agricultural Systems Technology Management
Animal Science
Anthropology
Arabic
Art History
Asian Studies
Banking/Financial Management/Investment for business students only
Behavioral Economics
Biology
Blockchain Enterprise Systems
Business minors for non-business students
Business Analytics
Business Economics for business students
Business Economics for non-business student
Chemistry
Child Advocacy Studies Training
Child Services
Chinese with Business Orientation
Classical Studies
Communication
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Crop Biotechnology
Crop Science
Data Analytics
Data and Cybersecurity Management for business students
Data and Cybersecurity Management for non-business students
Design with Plants (for architecture majors)
East Asian History and Politics Minor
Economic Analytics for non-business students
Economics, Fulbright College
Educational Studies
English
Enterprise Resource Planning for business students
Enterprise Resource Planning for non-business students
Enterprise Systems for non-business students
Entomology
Equine Science
Event Management
Finance for business students
Finance for non-business students
Financial Economics for business students only
Food Science
French
Gender Studies
Geography
Geology
German
Global Studies
History
History of Architecture and Design
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Human Development and Family Sciences
Human Nutrition
Human Resource and Workforce Development
Indigenous Studies
Information Systems for business students
Information Systems for non-business students
Innovation and Entrepreneurship for business students only
Insurance/Real Estate for business students only
Interior Design (available only to students in the School of Architecture)
International Business for business students
International Business for non-business students
International Economic Development
Italian
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Landscape Horticulture
Latin American and Latino Studies
Legal Studies
Management for business students
Management for non-business students
Marketing for non-business students
Marketing and Logistics for business students
Mathematics
Medical and Health Humanities
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Middle East Studies
Music
Nanotechnology (administered by the Provost's Office)
Natural Resources Management
Nonprofit Studies (available only to students in the Sam M. Walton College of Business)
Outdoor Leadership
Pest Management
Philosophy
Physics
Plant Pathology
Planting Design (for Horticulture majors)
Political Science
Poultry Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Retail for business students
Retail for non-business students
Russian Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Soil Science
Southern Studies
Spanish
Statistics
STEM Education
Substance Abuse Disorders
Supply Chain Management for business majors
Supply Chain Management for non-business majors
Sustainability
Sustainable Landscape Design and Management
Theatre
Turf Management
Urban and Regional Planning (administered by the departments of Landscape Architecture and Political Science)

Undergraduate Certificate Programs

Brewing Science
Child Advocacy Studies Training
Cybersecurity and Data Management
Geospatial Technologies
Poultry Science

Following is a list of major programs of undergraduate study – grouped by college and school – offered at the University of Arkansas, followed by a list of minors and certificates offered by each college and school.

Majors

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Agricultural Business
Agricultural Education, Communication and Technology
Animal Science
Crop Science
Environmental, Soil, and Water Science
Food Science
Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences
Poultry Science

School of Human Environmental Sciences

Apparel Merchandising and Product Development
Birth Through Kindergarten
Food, Nutrition and Health
Hospitality Management
Human Development and Family Sciences
Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

Architecture
Architectural Studies
Interior Architecture and Design
Landscape Architecture
Landscape Architectural Studies

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Advertising and Public Relations
Anthropology
Art (Studio Art)
Art History
Biology
Chemistry
Classical Studies
Communication
Criminology
Data Science
Earth Science
Economics (Bachelor of Arts)
English
French
Geography
Geology
German
Graphic Design
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International and Global Studies
Journalism
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre

Second (or dependent) Majors

A second (or dependent) major may be earned in a degree program when a student already is pursuing a first major that is authorized to be given independently.

African and African American Studies
Asian Studies
Latin American and Latino Studies
Middle East Studies

Sam M. Walton College of Business

Accounting
Business, General
Business, International
Data Science
Economics
Finance
Information Systems
Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Management
Marketing
Retail
Supply Chain Management

College of Education and Health Professions

Career and Technical Education
Childhood Education
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Educational Studies
Elementary Education
English Education
Exercise Science
French Education
German Education
Human Resource and Workforce Development Education
Nursing
Public Health
Recreation and Sport Management
Social Studies Education
Spanish Education
Special Education
Teaching K-12 Physical Education and Health

College of Engineering

Biological Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Data Science
Electrical Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Undeclared Major

Degree-seeking students who are undecided about their choice of a major field of study should enroll in the college or school that best reflects their current academic interest.  Advisors in each academic unit can provide guidance to students who are undecided about their choice of a major field of study.  Each college has its own rules concerning the point at which a student must declare a major. 

Dale Bumpers College of Agriculture and Food Life Sciences (AFLS) – Undergraduate students are expected to officially declare a major prior to earning 30 college credit hours.  Advisors in each academic unit can provide guidance regarding majors and career opportunities to students with undeclared status and transfer students who have not declared a major.  An administrative advising hold, to be released after meeting with an academic advisor, will be placed on undeclared students’ records each term until a major has been declared to encourage thoughtful consideration and selection of majors.

Faye Jones School of Architecture and Design (ARCH) – Undergraduate students must elect one of the three academic departments upon acceptance into the School.  Undeclared status is not an option.

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences (ARSC) – Undergraduate students are expected to officially declare a major prior to earning 30 college credit hours. The Fulbright College Advising Center will provide enhanced advising services specific to exploratory students regarding major and career decisions. An administrative advising hold, to be released after meeting with an academic advisor, will be placed on undeclared students' records each term until a major has been declared to encourage thoughtful consideration and selection of majors.

College of Education and Health Professions (COEHP) – Undergraduate students are admitted into pre-majors in selected fields, including Communication Disorders (PCDIS), Nursing (PNURS), Elementary Education (PELED), and Human Resource Development (PHRWD).  Students must apply to the majors associated with their pre-major in certain semesters, and should work with their advisors to determine the most appropriate time to make this application.  Students are admitted directly to programs in Recreation and Sport Management, Educational Studies, Kinesiology, and Public Health.  Students may also be admitted to the College as an undeclared student and should work with an academic advisor to declare a major or pre-major prior to earning 30 credit hours.

College of Engineering (ENGR) – All undergraduate engineering students are classified as pre-engineering students until they have successfully completed the two semester freshman engineering sequence and achieved a C or better in MATH 2554, Calculus 1.

Walton College of Business (WCOB) – Students pursuing a degree in Walton College are classified as pre-business until all core-business requirements are fulfilled.

Minors

Each college and school of the University of Arkansas can determine whether to offer minors within their respective departments and whether to allow a student to pursue a minor in another college or school. Most, but not all, minors are offered in fields in which a major is also offered. Students should check with academic advisers in their college or school to determine the eligibility and requirements of a minor. They are listed below.

Interdisciplinary

Nanotechnology (administered by the Provost's Office)
Sustainability (administered by the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design)
Urban and Regional Planning (administered by the departments of Landscape Architecture and Political Science)

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Agricultural Business
Agricultural Communications
Agricultural Education
Agricultural Leadership
Agricultural Systems Technology Management
Animal Science
Child Services
Crop Biotechnology
Crop Science
Entomology
Equine Science
Event Management
Food Science
Horticulture
Hospitality Management
Human Development and Family Sciences
Human Nutrition
International Economic Development
Landscape Horticulture
Natural Resources Management
Pest Management
Plant Pathology
Poultry Science
Soil Science
Turf Management
Minors offered by any other UA college or school

Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design

History of Architecture and Design
Design With Plants (for Architecture majors)
Interior Architecture and Design (available only to students in the School of Architecture and Design)
Planting Design (for Horticulture majors)
Sustainability (for all university majors)
Sustainable Landscape Design and Management (for students in the Fay Jones School)
Urban and Regional Planning
Minors offered by any other UA college or school

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

African and African American Studies
Anthropology
Arabic
Art History
Asian Studies
Biology
Chemistry
Child Advocacy Studies Training
Chinese with Business Orientation
Classical Studies
Communication
Criminology
East Asian History and Politics
Economics, Fulbright College
English
French
Gender Studies
Geography
Geology
German
Global Studies
History
Indigenous Studies
Japanese
Jewish Studies
Journalism
Latin American and Latino Studies
Legal Studies
Mathematics
Medical Humanities
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Middle East Studies
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Russian Studies
Social Work
Sociology
Southern Studies
Spanish
Statistics
Substance Abuse Disorders
Theatre

Sam M. Walton College of Business

Accounting
Banking/Financial Management/Investment (available only to students in the Sam M. Walton College of Business)
Behavioral Economics
Blockchain Enterprise Systems
Business Analytics
Business Economics
Business minors for non-business students
Enterprise Resource Planning
Finance
Financial Economics (available only to students in the Sam M. Walton College of Business)
Information Systems
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (available only to students in the Sam M. Walton College of Business)
Insurance/Real Estate (available only to students in the Sam M. Walton College of Business)
International Business
Management
Marketing
Nonprofit Studies (available only to students in the Sam M. Walton College of Business)
Retail
Supply Chain Management
Minors offered by the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

College of Education and Health Professions

Educational Studies
Human Resource and Workforce Development
Outdoor Leadership
STEM Education
Minors offered by any other UA college or school

College of Engineering

Computer Science
Data Analytics
Minors offered by any other UA college or school

Certificate Programs

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences

Brewing Science
Poultry Science

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

Child Advocacy Studies Training
Geospatial Technologies

Sam M. Walton College of Business

Cybersecurity and Data Management

Bachelor of Arts/Juris Doctor (3/3 Program)
Bachelor of Arts/Master of Arts in Journalism (five-year program)
Bachelor of Science/Juris Doctor (3/3 Program)
Bachelor of Science/Medical Doctor
Bachelor of Science/Doctor of DS
Bachelor of Science in Education/Master of Arts in Teaching
Juris Doctor/Master of Arts in Political Science
Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Administration
Juris Doctor/Master of Public Service (in conjunction with the Clinton School of Public Service)
Juris Doctor/Master of Social Work
Master of Laws/Master of Science in Agricultural Economics

  • Honors Studies
  • Reserve Officers' Training Corps
  • Cooperative Education
  • Study Abroad
  • Graduate, Law, Pre-Law and other Pre-Professional Programs

Honors Studies

Interested students should write to the Director of Honors Program in the appropriate college.

The honors program in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences provides students with opportunities for intellectual enrichment beyond the traditional undergraduate experience. This is accomplished through honors courses, completion of an undergraduate capstone honors project or thesis, and other significant activities including interactions with students in honors programs in other colleges. The results of the student’s original research or creative project may be published in Discovery, the undergraduate research journal of the Bumpers College, or Inquiry, the university-wide journal of undergraduate research and creative activity. In support of these efforts, participants in the Honors Program are eligible to receive an honors stipend in support of their research projects. The transcript and diploma of each honors graduate will designate the student as an honors graduate of the college. At the college commencement ceremony, each honors graduate will wear special regalia and have the title of their honors thesis and their mentors’ names listed in the graduation program. Students must maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 3.50 and subscribe to the Statement of Ethical Standards to remain in the program. For additional information, see the Bumpers College section of this catalog.

The Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design provides opportunities for students of superior academic and creative ability to enhance and enrich their professional and liberal education by participating in the School’s honors programs. For additional information, please see the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design section of this catalog.

To create an intellectual environment that will challenge the best of students, the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences provides a comprehensive program of honor studies. From the first year to the senior year, an honors student is provided the opportunity to study with other superior students in small distinctive classes taught by highly motivated and skilled faculty members. There are also opportunities for independent study so that students learn to work on their own and to develop their abilities and interests in ways that are not normally possible in regular college course work. Students participating in a program of honors studies also receive special academic counseling to satisfy their future career objectives. Students are offered every opportunity to achieve a high level of intellectual maturity and accomplishment. For additional information, see the Fulbright College section of this catalog.

The honors program in the Sam M. Walton College of Business is offered to high-achieving students interested in obtaining an outstanding business education at the University of Arkansas. Students who participate in the program will take honors classes in the University Core and pre-business curriculum as well as honors colloquia in the Walton College offered exclusively to honors students. The subject matter of these colloquia varies from year to year and focuses on current business issues. Honors students complete a thesis in the senior year. Students in the honors program are entitled to register on the first day of registration week, have exclusive access to an honors computer lab and study area, and will be given priority consideration in such programs as the Arkansas Cooperative Education Program. For further information, see the Walton College section of this catalog.

The honors program in the College of Education and Health Professions enables undergraduate students who have demonstrated potential for outstanding scholarship achievement an opportunity to broaden and deepen their liberal and professional education. Honors students participate in honors seminars, leadership skills development and a required undergraduate thesis/project. Students are provided opportunities to enhance their learning experience through critical thinking, leadership skills development and independent study. For additional information, see the College of Education and Health Professions section of this catalog.

The College of Engineering has established an honors program to challenge superior students with a more in-depth academic program and research experience and to provide a structure for working more closely with faculty members and other students in a team environment. An honors program is highly recommended for individuals planning academic or research-related careers that require considerable critical and original independent thinking. Students must formally apply for admission to the Engineering Honors Program. Once accepted into the program, honors students take a minimum of 12 hours of honors courses (a minimum of 6 of these 12 hours must be in engineering), participate in undergraduate research and write an undergraduate thesis, and must fulfill any additional departmental requirements. To graduate with honors, a student must hold a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better for all course work, computed at graduation. For more information, see the College of Engineering chapter of this catalog.

Campuswide Academic Honor Societies

For other academic honor societies, see the various school and college sections of this catalog.

Golden Key is an academic honor society open to selected juniors and seniors who have a minimum grade-point average of 3.50.

Order of Omega honor society is exclusive to members of the Greek community on the university campus. Selection of members is based upon leadership in the inter-Greek activities, academic honors, and contributions to the University community. A 2.50 GPA is necessary for membership consideration.

Phi Eta Sigma is an academic honor society for freshman students. Membership is selected in the spring each year, and the only requirement is a minimum GPA of 3.50 or better for the first semester of the freshman year.

Phi Kappa Phi is a national honor society whose primary objective is the recognition and encouragement of superior scholarship in all academic disciplines. Junior and senior undergraduate students who have a minimum GPA of 3.85 are eligible for membership. Also eligible are graduate students, registered for one year, who have a minimum GPA of 3.85.

Tau Alpha Upsilon is an honor society that honors outstanding students who live in the University of Arkansas Residence Hall system.

Who’s Who, a general honor society, honors students who have excelled in scholarship, leadership and campus activities throughout their college careers. Membership requirements are a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00, completion of 85 credit hours, and at least two full semesters attendance at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, prior to application.

Campuswide Leadership Honor Societies

Blue Key is a service-oriented honor fraternity that recognizes outstanding scholarship, leadership and involvement in campus activities. Applicants must be classified as juniors and meet a minimum GPA of 2.75 for membership consideration.

Cardinal Key is a junior service-oriented honor society whose membership selection is based on scholarship, leadership, and community and campus activities. A 3.00 GPA requirement must be met in order to be considered for membership at the end of the sophomore year.

Cardinal XXX is a service-oriented honor society whose membership consists of a select group of sophomores. Membership selection is based on scholarship, leadership, and community and campus service. A 3.00 GPA is required for consideration, and selection is made at the end of the freshman year.

Gamma Beta Phi is a service-oriented honor society established to recognize and encourage excellence in education. Membership in the organization is open to students who are in the top 20 percent of their class.

Mortar Board is a senior honor society that considers outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service to the campus and community when selecting members. Applicants must have a 3.00 GPA in order to be eligible for consideration.

Reserve Officers' Training Corps

A true job training program, ROTC is offered at the University of Arkansas through both the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Army. Each department provides a unique, career-oriented set of courses relevant to future leadership positions within its particular branch. In addition to studying Aerospace Education or Military Science, students interact with one another in a practical setting as they examine and apply the dynamics of leadership, management, ethics, communication, and teamwork. Participants are given the background and comprehensive building blocks to become commissioned officers in the U.S. military, if qualified. Physical activities and summer orientation programs are enhanced with continually updated curricula. Classes are taught by military personnel, ensuring realistic perspectives on the military professions.

In the finest traditions of the University of Arkansas and the ROTC programs, students are challenged to grow, develop and assume responsibilities throughout their academic years. Underlying that teaching is a foundation of service, integrity and excellence – expected and demanded of all officer candidates. Scholarships and details of the two programs are found in the ROTC chapter of this catalog. Army ROTC is located in the Army ROTC building, 479-575-4251 or toll free 1-866-891-5538, armyrotc.uark.edu. Air Force ROTC is located in 319 Memorial Hall, 479-575-3651, afrotc.uark.edu.

Cooperative Education Program

Cooperative Education is a unique program offered by the Office of Career Services that allows students to alternate between going to school and working in their chosen vocation. In addition, the program allows employers the opportunity to train and evaluate future employees before offering them positions.

Employment assignments are diversified to provide students with a variety of experiences related to their major field and with work of increasing difficulty and responsibility. Although the primary objective is to supplement theoretical knowledge with practical experience, students earn full-time pay while on work assignments. This benefit produces welcome income while the students are still pursuing a degree.

Positions are available to students in many disciplines, primarily engineering, architecture, landscape architecture, business, agriculture, natural science and mathematics. Co-op students must be in good academic standing, must be at least 18 years of age, must be making normal progress toward a degree, and must meet the specific requirements of their college. (For example: the College of Engineering and Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences require completion of the freshman year; Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences requires 45 credit hours and a 2.5 grade-point average; the Walton College of Business requires completion of pre-business program requirements; and the Fay Jones School of Architecture requires completion of the junior year.) In addition, employers may establish their own academic criteria for selecting students.

For further information, contact the Career Development Center, 607 Arkansas Union, 479-575-2805.

Study Abroad

The university encourages the expansion of students’ educational experiences through study abroad. Student exchange programs have been established with Kansai University and Shimane University (Japan), Hankuk University (Korea), Al-Akhawayn University (Morocco), University of Graz (Austria), University of Essex (England), University of Maine (France), and Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain). Other UA study abroad programs include summer/semester/year-long programs in Austria, England, Scotland, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Spain. A limited number of scholarships and travel grants are available each year for these programs.

For more information about study, work, and travel abroad, contact the Office of Study Abroad, 722 W. Maple, 479-575-7582. Students in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences may contact Dr. Andrew Proctor, Director of International Agricultural Programs, Bumpers College Dean's Office, E-108 AFLS Building, 479-575-2252, aproctor@uark.edu. Students in the Walton College of Business may contact the Undergraduate Programs Office at 479-575-4622. Students in the College of Engineering may contact the Assistant Dean for International Programs at 479-575-7236.

Graduate and Professional Study

The University of Arkansas is the major center for comprehensive graduate-level instruction in the state, offering students the opportunity to continue their studies or to specialize in a particular field through the Graduate School. The university offers a wide range of graduate degrees, including the master’s, the Educational Specialist, the Doctor of Education, and the Doctor of Philosophy. Non-degree graduate certificates are also offered. Information about graduate programs may be found in the Graduate School Catalog or at grad.uark.edu.

The School of Law on the Fayetteville campus offers a juris doctor degree program for qualified students with a bachelor’s degree, and it offers the nation’s only master’s program in agricultural law for students with a law degree. Further information concerning professional study may be obtained by contacting the School of Law dean’s office for a copy of the current catalog: University of Arkansas School of Law, Leflar Law Center, 107 Waterman Hall, Fayetteville, AR 72701, 479-575-3102 or at law.uark.edu.

Pre-Law

The University of Arkansas School of Law does not prescribe a specific pre-law curriculum and does not require any single “pre-law major.” Prospective students are encouraged to select baccalaureate majors best suited to individual interests and abilities, and writing courses are often very valuable.

A baccalaureate degree is required for admission to the University of Arkansas School of Law, except for those students in the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences or the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences who are admitted to the special six-year program. All applicants for admission are required to take the Law School Admission Test.

Other Pre-Professional Programs

Fulbright College offers pre-professional programs and advisers in law, medicine, dentistry, optometry, chiropractic, physical therapy, pharmacy, physician assistant, and occupational therapy.  The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences coordinates the pre-veterinary medicine program.

The Academic Common Market

The Academic Common Market is an interstate agreement among Southern states for sharing uncommon academic programs. Participating states are able to make arrangements for their residents who qualify for admission to enroll as in-state students for fee purposes.

The Common Market concept recognizes that it is impractical for every state to attempt development of programs in every field of knowledge. Each Southern state has programs which are not offered in some of the other states and which can accommodate additional students. Through the sharing of such programs, the market assists in eliminating unnecessary duplication and in increasing access to programs which meet the educational needs of the citizens of the South.

To enroll as an Academic Common Market student, you must:

  1. Be accepted for admission into a program to which your state has obtained access for its residents through the Academic Common Market. Applications for admission should be made directly to the institution offering the program.
  2. Obtain certification of residency from the Common Market coordinator for certification information.

The opportunities presently available at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, at in-state rates to residents of Southern states through the Academic Common Market are listed in the column to the right.

Academic Common Market Programs at the University of Arkansas

Program Bachelor's Master's Ph.D Ed.D.
Anthropology WV
Architecture KY
Athletic Training KY
Athletic Training LA
Kinesiology LA OK
Kinesiology GA
Kinesiology OK
Landscape Architecture DE
Microelectronics-Photonics OK
Microelectronics-Photonics OK
Philosophy AL
Philosophy MS
Public Policy OK

Professional Licensure Disclosure Policy

In compliance with federal regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) and 34 CFR 668.43 (c), the University will disclose to a student whether the student’s declared degree or certificate program leads to the ability to obtain a professional license in the state of the student’s self-reported location. Disclosure will occur prior to the student making a financial commitment to the institution. To facilitate this timeline, notification will be made following the student’s initial enrollment in courses in a term to which the student has been admitted or readmitted to the university. 

Once enrolled in a program, if the institution makes a later determination that the program does not meet educational requirements for licensure or certification in the state where the student is located, the University of Arkansas will provide notice directly to the student within 14 calendar days of making that determination.

General disclosures on professional licensure status in each state will be maintained on the University of Arkansas website.

For the purpose of this policy, the following definitions apply:

Location means the state in which the student reports they will be physically located while completing the student’s program of study, also known as the reported “local” or “campus” address. Location will be designated in the first term of enrollment in coursework and will be updated upon receipt and processing of any formal notification by the student to the university of a change in location.  

Financial commitment to the institution means the payment of or agreement to pay registration related tuition, fees, and charges.