Mission and Objectives

J. William Fulbright was a University of Arkansas student who graduated in 1925, was later a law professor and then became U of A president from 1939-41 – all prior to serving as a U.S. Senator for many years. 

The university recognizes that J. William Fulbright’s political legacy is controversial and complex. Along with signing the Southern Manifesto and opposing the landmark 1954 ruling of Brown v. Board of Education, Fulbright voted to filibuster the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and voted against the 1965 Voting Rights Act. These actions directly contradicted his efforts to advance cultural understanding, peace, and international exchange through education.

J. William Fulbright supported the creation of the United Nations and his efforts to increase mutual understanding between people and nations resulted in the creation of the Fulbright Program – the world’s largest international educational exchange program with more than 370,000 alumni, and thousands of students and scholars from 160 countries participating annually. President Bill Clinton in 1993 honored him with the nation’s highest civilian award, the Medal of Freedom. 

Additionally, the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas on November 20, 1981, resolved...

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, shall be named, henceforth, the J. WILLIAM FULBRIGHT COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES. His name will imbue that college, and the University, with his reputation and image for a devoted interest in higher education and its accomplishments through its scholars as reflected in its students.

It’s his work to enhance cultural understanding, peace, and international exchange through education that we honor, and his service to this institution as president. How we view past leaders is an important topic and many colleges and communities are grappling with what’s right while working to understand the complete history of those involved and what we can learn from the process. There is no better place to have this discussion than on a college campus, where we value conversation, learning and debate.

Additionally, the college has adopted as its mission the following statement, learning from Fulbright’s conflicting and complex legacy and vowing to do better:

The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences enriches lives by promoting discovery, diversity, and inclusion, facilitating transformational experiences, and fostering peace through education.

Facilities and Resources

Academic Advising Services

The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences provides an adviser for each student enrolled in the college. Freshman- and sophomore-level students, including departmental honors students, are advised in the Fulbright College Advising Center in Old Main 518. All four-year honors undeclared major students and all freshman-level four-year honors declared major students receive advising from the Fulbright Honors Program office in Old Main 517.  Advisers in the Fulbright College Advising Center will assist students in program planning and will help them to become aware of and familiar with the academic offerings of the university. Students should consult their advisers on a regular basis, not limited to registration matters but including all areas of their academic careers. Personnel in the Fulbright College Advising Center or the Dean’s office will direct students to the appropriate advising office.

Students should discuss with their advisers opportunities for individual variations as well as regular course requirements. Programs and facilities of particular interest to individuals may include the Honors Program, programs for advanced placement and credit by examination, study abroad and the services of the University Career Development Center.

The Career Development Center administers and interprets tests that measure individual ability, interest, and achievement, and thus may aid also in counseling students about the field of study in which they are most likely to be effective and successful.

For questions regarding advising, contact the Fulbright College Advising Center at 575-3307 or visit online at http://fcac.uark.edu.

Degrees Offered

The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences offers four-year curricula leading to the degrees of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), and Bachelor of Social Work (B.S.W.). Each candidate for the B.A. and B.S. degrees selects a major field for specialized study. In addition to usual departmental majors there are interdepartmental majors and special programs for students preparing for professional degrees in law, medicine, dentistry, and teaching.

College Scholarships

Foremost among scholarships available in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the Sturgis Fellowship. This scholarship enables Fulbright College to offer outstanding graduates of secondary and preparatory schools undergraduate fellowships valued at $50,000 for four collegiate years.

Students studying in the humanities or classics may qualify for the J. William and Elizabeth W. Fulbright Scholarship for study abroad. This award is for students who are at least juniors and is intended to support a year of study abroad.

The King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies offers two-year undergraduate scholarships for superior students interested in pursuing the study of the Middle East or Islam.

In addition, students may compete for a number of privately endowed scholarships, which are awarded on a competitive basis to those who qualify. Application for these general Fulbright College scholarships and awards is made through the Office of the Dean, 525 Old Main. Students may obtain more detailed information about the above-named scholarships and other Fulbright College scholarships at http://fulbright.uark.edu/scholarships/index.php.

Other scholarships are available from the departments of Fulbright College. Information may be sought from the departmental chair of the student’s major.

Student Organizations

There are many general-interest societies and organizations to which students may belong, and nearly every department of the university maintains an honor society through which high scholarship is rewarded. Students in Fulbright College may aspire to membership in the following organizations:

  • Alpha Chi Sigma (chemistry)
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta (pre-medical, medical technology, pre-dental)
  • Alpha Kappa Delta (sociology)
  • Alpha Phi Sigma (criminal justice)
  • Alpha Psi Omega (drama)
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists (geoscience)
  • American Chemical Society (chemistry)
  • American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (geoscience)
  • Delta Phi Alpha (German)
  • Eta Sigma Phi (Greek and Latin)
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon (geography)
  • Kappa Kappa Psi (band, men)
  • Kappa Tau Alpha (journalism)
  • Lambda Alpha (anthropology)
  • Lambda Pi Eta (communication)
  • Lambda Tau (writers)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics)
  • Phi Alpha (social work)
  • Phi Alpha Theta (history)
  • Phi Beta Delta (international scholarship)
  • Phi Beta Kappa (arts and sciences)
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Phi Mu Alpha (music, men)
  • Pi Kappa Delta (forensics)
  • Pi Mu Epsilon (mathematics)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha (political science)
  • Psi Chi (psychology)
  • Sigma Alpha Iota (music, women)
  • Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish)
  • Sigma Gamma Epsilon (geology)
  • Sigma Pi Sigma (physics)
  • Tau Beta Sigma (band, women)

College Academic Regulations

Courses of study in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences are designed to give students the comprehensive view of society that the modern world requires. Students who enroll in Fulbright College, or who elect some of its courses, have an opportunity to gain a broad cultural education, which is a part of intelligent living and, at the same time, to prepare for professions or to acquire technical training in the sciences. The college has two major teaching functions: to provide basic general education in the arts and sciences necessary to all persons for effective participation in the complex world in which we live; and, second, to furnish the student an opportunity to specialize in the field of the student’s choice.

To implement the first of these aims and to furnish a broad base for the accomplishment of the second, the faculty of Fulbright College has adopted the requirements listed below for each degree.

Specific course requirements may be fulfilled in one of four ways:

  1. Establishing credit in approved courses:
    1. By enrolling in and completing the required work in the course,
    2. By examination (credit will be entered as CR on a student’s record as explained in Advanced-Standing Programs),
    3. By advanced achievement, i.e., by satisfactory completion of a more advanced course of a sequence. For example, students who earn a grade of “C” or better in a third-semester foreign language course may be granted credit for the second semester course upon recommendation of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, and approval by the Dean of the college. (This does not apply to work taken as a self-paced online [correspondence] course or in transfer.)
  2. Gaining exemption by examination. Announced exemption examinations are routinely offered in several courses. Students may consult any department or the dean’s office concerning exemption examinations.
  3. Advanced placement by examination. A student who is granted advanced placement may elect to substitute a more advanced course for the listed required course.
  4. Transfer credit. Students presenting transfer credit in lieu of stated requirements may be asked to present official course descriptions, etc. Transfer work with grades of “D” or “F” will not be accepted.

Degree Completion Program Policy

Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements

In addition to the specific course requirements for the degree plan and major, be aware that there are general graduation requirements that every student in Fulbright College must complete.

  1. Minimum Total Semester Hour Requirement
    B.A., B.S. and B.S.W. Degrees: 120 hours
    B.M.: 120 hours
    B.F.A.: 120 - 123 hours
  2. Residency Requirement
    1. University Residency (Enrollment) Requirement
      Students must earn a minimum of 30 semester hours at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus – this includes UA faculty-led study abroad classes, online/on-campus classes, and Global Campus courses; and all other courses paid towards Fayetteville campus tuition and fees. These 30 semester hours are to be upper-division semester hours required for the completion of a degree program. Additional hours in residence can be required for completing a minor. Hours earned in another school or college at UA, Fayetteville, may be used to satisfy this requirement with approval of appropriate faculty curriculum committee.
    2. College Residency Requirement and 24 Hour Rule
      A student graduating from Fulbright College must have completed at least 30 hours of credit in courses offered by Fulbright College, at least 24 of which must be 3000 and 4000 level courses from departments in Fulbright College.
    3. Major/Minor Residency Requirement (50 Percent Rule)
      A student graduating with a major or a minor from Fulbright College must have completed a minimum of 50 percent of degree credit work within the Fulbright College major or within the Fulbright College minor at the University of Arkansas through courses completed at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville campus as defined in the University Residency Requirement. This percentage completion requirement may be higher for some majors and minors. Students should review individual departmental requirements to verify if a higher percentage is required by their specific major or minor department.
  3. 40-Hour Rule
    Students must present for degree credit at least 40 hours of work in courses numbered 3000 and above. Included in these 40 hours can be courses numbered 2000 if each has a specific course designated as a prerequisite. It is highly recommended that students complete all 40 hours in courses numbered 3000 and higher. These courses may be taken from other colleges or universities as long as the college residency requirement and the 24-hour rule are satisfied.
  4. Grade-Point Average
    Students graduating from Fulbright College must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  5. Writing Requirement
    Students graduating from Fulbright College must write a research/analytical paper for at least one upper-division course in his or her major. Each department has determined its own procedures for certifying completion of this requirement. Questions should be referred to the departmental chairperson. A student may choose to write a senior thesis in a major area of study. The thesis may be accorded up to six hours of credit. Defense of the thesis before a committee is required. Satisfactory completion of an honors project or a senior thesis may be submitted to meet the college writing requirement.
  6. Students must complete the stated requirements for a Fulbright College major in addition to all university requirements for graduation, including the University Core requirements.

Questions concerning fulfilling the requirements should be referred to the student’s adviser or to the dean’s office, which will maintain current lists of approved courses, experimental offerings approved to fulfill requirements for a specified period of time, examination schedules, and other options available to the student.

Graduation with Distinction

Students who have not completed a Fulbright college or departmental honors degree program but have otherwise demonstrated academic excellence in baccalaureate degree programs in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will be recognized at graduation by the designation of “with high distinction” or “with highest distinction.”  To earn this designation, the student must meet the following criteria upon degree completion:

  1. The student must have completed at least one-half of his or her degree work at the University of Arkansas.
  2. For “with high distinction,” the student must achieve a cumulative U of A GPA of 3.8 to 3.899.
  3. For “with highest distinction,” the student must achieve a cumulative U of A GPA of 3.9 or higher.

The criteria may be evaluated and changed periodically by the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

Combined Academic and Medical or Dental Degree

Fulbright College offers a Bachelor of Science degree in medical science or medical science (dentistry). A student may substitute the first year of regular medical or dental work taken in any standard, approved medical or dental school for 33 hours of the 120 hours required for the Bachelor of Science degree provided that the following requirements are met:

  1. Completion of all university/state core requirements for a B.S. degree, as appropriate, prior to student’s entrance in medical or dental school.
  2. Completion of a minimum of 12 hours of courses numbered above 3000 taken in Fulbright College.
  3. Completion of at least 30 hours immediately prior to student’s entrance in medical or dental school in residence in Fulbright College.

Students interested in this degree should consult with their adviser or with the Fulbright College dean’s office early in their program. Formal application for the degree should be made to the Registrar.

This program is for highly qualified students with outstanding academic records who may be eligible for early admission to medical school or dental school programs. The year of a medical or dental study substitutes for the major in the B.S. degree program.

Graduate Studies

The Graduate School, in cooperation with the faculty of Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, offers work leading to the graduate certificate or to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Music, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Public Administration, Master of Social Work, and Doctor of Philosophy.

Students interested in any of these advanced degrees should consult the Graduate School Catalog or the Dean of the Graduate School.

Accreditations

The American Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications has accredited the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree program in journalism. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Bachelor of Music (B.M.), and Master of Music (M.M.) at the University of Arkansas 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.) degree and the Master of Social Work (M.S.W.) degree are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.

Office of the Dean of the College

525 Old Main, 479-575-4804

Dean
Todd G. Shields

Associate Deans
Steven J. Beaupre, Jeannine M. Durdik, Kathryn A. Sloan

Assistant Deans
Simon C. Chua, Lisa J. Summerford

Office of Academic Services

525 Old Main, 479-575-4801

Advising Center

Shane W. Barker, Director
518 Old Main, 479-575-3307

Honors Studies

Sidney J. Burris, Director
517 Old Main, 479-575-2509

World Wide Web: fulbright.uark.edu

E-mail: fulbright@uark.edu

After majors and minors are listed, other programs of study, such as pre-professional programs are listed.

Majors and Minors

Majors

Second (or dependent) Majors

A second (or dependent) major is one that a student may pursue as a major if the student is already pursuing a first major that is authorized to be given independently.

Minors

Academic minors in approved degree programs are options available to students in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. The minor must be in a field other than the major, and students must notify the department of their intention to minor. An academic minor ordinarily consists of 15-18 hours. Specific requirements for the minor are given in the section entitled Departments, Majors, and Minors. Minors may be chosen from the following fields:

  • African and African American Studies
  • Anthropology  
  • Arabic  
  • Art History  
  • Asian Studies  
  • Biology  
  • Business  
  • Chemistry 
  • Child Advocacy Studies Training 
  • Chinese  (Business Orientation)
  • Classical Studies   
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • East Asian History and Politics
  • Economics  
  • English  
  • French  
  • Gender Studies  
  • Geography  
  • Geology 
  • German
  • Global Studies
  • Historic Preservation
  • History
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Italian
  • Japanese (Business Orientation)
  • 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
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Southern Studies
  • Spanish
  • Statistics
  • Theatre

Fulbright College also recognizes all official minors offered by sister colleges at the University of Arkansas. Students wishing to have such minors made a part of their transcript must notify the Fulbright College dean’s office (MAIN 525) no later than when degree application is made.

Other Programs

Undergraduate Preparation for Professional Programs

The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences offers comprehensive support for students pursuing a wide array of professional and graduate programs.  Because undergraduate preparation for these programs requires diligent planning, students should contact the Advising Center or appropriate faculty advisor as soon as possible.  The Fulbright College Advising Center is in Old Main 518 and can be reached at 479-575-3307 or fcac@uark.edu.  Supported programs include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Dentistry
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy

Pre-Dental Program: All dental schools require a minimum of three years of college work, and most schools give preference to applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree. The minimum requirements for admission to most dental schools can be met at the University of Arkansas by completing the following courses:

ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1023Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
BIOL 1543
BIOL 1541L
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
4
And at least 8 additional hours of biology (BIOL 1603/BIOL 1601L is recommended)8
PHYS 2013
PHYS 2011L
College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture)
and College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab)
4
PHYS 2033
PHYS 2031L
College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture)
and College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab)
4
CHEM 1103
CHEM 1101L
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
4
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121L
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
4
CHEM 3603
CHEM 3601L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 3613
CHEM 3611L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHEM 3813Elements of Biochemistry3

CLEP and AP credit is not accepted. Dental schools have a variety of additional course requirements and pre-dental students should check each school’s website.

Mathematics is not a general requirement, but students are expected to have a background equivalent to college algebra and trigonometry.

Students who complete a minimum of 90 hours of work may qualify for the combined degree program provided that they complete the requirements for graduation in Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences.

All dental schools require the Dental Admissions Test. It is suggested that applicants take the DAT one year prior to the time they plan to enter dental school. A student planning a career in dentistry should contact Dr. J.C. Rose, Department of Anthropology, 479-575-2508.

Pre-Law Program: While there is no prescribed pre-law curriculum, Fulbright College offers a minor in legal studies administered through the department of political science. Students considering a career in law may consult the School of Law Catalog or the Fulbright College Advising Center for information concerning certain categories of courses that may be helpful to the study and practice of law. Students uncertain about a major degree program should contact the Fulbright College Advising Center.

A baccalaureate degree is required for admission to the University of Arkansas School of Law, except for those students in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences who are admitted to the special six-year program referred to in the paragraph immediately following. All applicants for admission are required to take the Law School Admission Test. (See page 281.)

The University of Arkansas School of Law at Fayetteville and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences jointly administer a six-year program whereby highly qualified students may earn both the bachelor’s degree and the Juris Doctor degree. Any student enrolled in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences during a spring semester shall be permitted to matriculate in the School of Law in the following fall semester if the admission complies with Section 1 of Part A of the law school’s admission policies and if the student meets the following conditions:

  1. At least 30 consecutive hours of course work in Fulbright College,
  2. At least 94 hours credited toward a bachelor’s degree by Fulbright College,
  3. Completion of Fulbright College’s requirements for a major in connection with the bachelor’s degree,
  4. A cumulative grade-point average in all college or University course work of at least 3.50, without grade renewal,
  5. An LSAT score of at least 159.

A student may substitute law school course work for the remaining total hours required for the bachelor’s degree from Fulbright College. Formal application for the degree should be made to the Registrar. Information about the program may be obtained in the dean’s office or the Fulbright Advising Center.

Pre-Medical Program: Medical schools in general require a minimum of 90 semester hours of college credit exclusive of military science and physical education, and most recommend that the student complete a baccalaureate degree. All medical schools have specific course requirements, and the student should determine those requirements for the school or schools of his or her choice. The minimum requirements for many medical schools can be met by completion of the following courses:

ENGL 1013Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)3
ENGL 1023Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)3
BIOL 1543
BIOL 1541L
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
4
Plus one other course in biological sciences, or equivalent. UAMS specifically requires:3-4
General Genetics
CHEM 1103
CHEM 1101L
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
4
CHEM 1123
CHEM 1121L
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
4
CHEM 3603
CHEM 3601L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
4
CHEM 3613
CHEM 3611L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
4
CHEM 3813Elements of Biochemistry3
MATH 1203
MATH 1213
College Algebra (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1103)
and Plane Trigonometry (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 1203)
4-6
or MATH 2554 Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
STAT 2823Biostatistics3
or STAT 2303 Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
PHYS 2013
PHYS 2011L
PHYS 2033
PHYS 2031L
College Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lecture)
and College Physics I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2014 Lab)
and College Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lecture)
and College Physics II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2024 Lab)
8
or PHYS 2054
PHYS 2074
University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034)
and University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture)
2 Social Sciences, preferably:6
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)
General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013)

Most medical schools will not accept CLEP credit, and in some cases, AP credit for the required courses above is not accepted.
Most medical schools will not accept on-line or web-based classes to fulfill requirements.
Additional courses are recommended. Special opportunities and experiences are available to pre-medical students through the Liebolt Premedical Program (http://premed.uark.edu).

Pre-medical students are encouraged to complete the requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree. As part of these requirements the student must choose a major, but the choice of a major has no direct bearing upon admission to medical school and should reflect the particular interests of the student. If a student is admitted to a medical school prior to completion of the baccalaureate degree requirements, he/she may wish to take advantage of the combined degree program in medical science. If that program is elected, the student should complete all of the basic University and college requirements for graduation during residence on the UA campus.

Most medical schools require the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), which is administered at several testing sites in Arkansas on specific dates from January to September each year. The MCAT normally should be taken in the spring preceding application to medical school. Admission to medical school is highly competitive, and a good grade-point average is demanded. A grade-point average of 3.30 is the minimum likely to receive favorable consideration. A grade of “D” in any course required by the medical school is not considered satisfactory. Advising is available through Dr. Neil Allison, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 479-575-5179, and Dr. Jeanne McLachlin, Department of Biological Sciences, 479-575-5348. Dr. Allison serves as chair of the University of Arkansas Pre-medical Advisory Committee. For information, visit the University of Arkansas pre-medical website at http://premed.uark.edu.

Pre-Pharmacy Program: Entrance requirements for pharmacy schools vary; therefore, students should research the schools of their choice to determine specific prerequisite course work. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Pharmacy requires 69 hours of pre-professional courses to include: 4 hours of calculus, 9 hours of English/Communication, 16 hours of chemistry, 12 hours of biology, 4 hours of physics, 3 hours of economics, 6 hours of critical thinking/problem solving, and 15 hours of humanities.

Students are advised to begin taking humanities electives during the second semester of their freshman year. Since pharmacy schools have many more applicants than they can accept, the student is urged to earn a grade point average much higher than the minimum of 2.00.

Grades are a major consideration when admission committees evaluate a student’s qualifications for acceptance. The University of Arkansas College of Pharmacy and other pharmacy schools also require applicants to take the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT). This may be taken in November or February. The pre-pharmacy adviser for the University of Arkansas is Lorraine Brewer, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 479-575-3103.

Honors Program

Kirstin Erickson
Director of Honors Studies
517 Old Main
479-575-2509

Fulbright Honors Website

To create an intellectual environment that challenges the best of students, the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences provides a comprehensive program of honors studies. This includes the College Honors Program, a four-year interdisciplinary honors program for students of superior academic ability or artistic talent, and the Departmental Honors Program, an honors program emphasizing directed independent study within a department or discipline of the college.

For admission into the Fulbright College Honors Program, an incoming student must have at least a 3.75 high school grade point average and a minimum ACT composite score of 28 or 1310 SAT. A current Fulbright College student must have completed two regular semesters with minimum full-time enrollment of 12 hours per semester on the Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas and have earned a cumulative GPA 3.50 or higher. Transfer students who arrive at the University of Arkansas with a 3.50 GPA from their previous institution are welcome to apply for admission to the Fulbright Honors Program after having completed one regular semester with minimum full-time enrollment of 12 hours on the Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas campus while retaining a cumulative 3.50 GPA.

A student who successfully completes a program of honors studies within Fulbright College is eligible to receive a baccalaureate degree with the distinction College Scholar cum laude, or Departmental Scholar cum laude in the major field of study. Higher distinctions of magna cum laude or summa cum laude may be awarded to outstanding honors students by recommendation of the Fulbright College Honors Council.

To earn the distinction Fulbright College Scholar cum laude at graduation, a student must successfully complete the honors core curriculum, maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5, and satisfy requirements for departmental honors in the major field of study, including preparation and oral defense of an honors thesis. The Honors Council may award the higher distinctions of magna cum laude or summa cum laude based upon a student’s total academic performance, including the academic transcript, the quality of the scholarly activity pursued within the major field of study, and the breadth of college study as a whole.

To earn the distinction of Departmental Scholar cum laude at graduation, a student must successfully complete requirements prescribed by the major department, including an honors thesis and oral examination, maintain a minimum grade-point average of 3.5, and take 12 hours (which may include six hours of thesis) in honors studies. If a student demonstrates superior academic performance or an exceptionally high level of scholarly activity, the Honors Council may award the distinction of magna cum laude. In exceptional instances where truly outstanding work within the major field is coupled with the superior understanding of its relationship to the college work as a whole, the distinction summa cum laude may be awarded. The minimum number of honors hours required for each level of distinction must be completed in residence.

Fulbright Honors Academic Integrity Policy

All Fulbright Honors students are held to the highest standard with regard to academic achievement and academic integrity. Any student violating the Academic Integrity Policy who receives a sanction of 1.0 or more (two 0.5 sanctions or a one-time sanction of 1.0 or more) at the University of Arkansas will be permanently removed from the Fulbright Honors Program. The student may petition for grade forgiveness and to have the X sanction removed from their transcript. If both are achieved, the student may apply for re-admission into the Fulbright Honors Program. Any student suspended or expelled due to dishonesty will be permanently removed from Honors and will be denied the opportunity to reapply.

For more information about honors studies within Fulbright College, visit the college's honors website.

Degrees with Honors

The Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is dedicated to providing students a liberal education in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Such an education should be soundly based, innovative, and enriched by a creative faculty. This is especially true for students with superior academic ability or artistic talent. To achieve these aims, the college faculty has developed and participates in the College Honors Program and the Departmental Honors Program.

Requirements for the College Honors Program: Credit or exemption for state minimum core in English composition, including ENGL 1013 and ENGL 1023, and in American history or American government, completion of the requirements for honors in a department or study area of the college, including preparation and oral defense of an honors thesis, a cumulative grade-point average of 3.5 or above, and completion of the honors core curriculum. Students who do not have at least a 3.5 GPA will not be allowed to graduate with honors.

Requirements for the Departmental Honors Program: Specific academic requirements including course work, participation in departmental honors colloquia or seminars, and independent study projects are established by the faculty of the individual departments or study areas and are approved by the Honors Council. However, all departmental honors students must have a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average, complete and defend an honors thesis, and take 12 hours (which may include six hours of thesis) in Honors Studies. Information concerning these requirements is given within each department’s catalog listings.

The minimum academic requirements of the honors core curriculum for the B.A./B.SW., B.S., B.M., and B.F.A. degree programs can be found in the degree requirements for each program listed below.

Honors Core Curriculum

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Work Degree

Requirements for graduating with honors: Specific academic requirements including course work, participation in departmental honors colloquia or seminars, and independent study projects are established by the faculty of the individual departments or study areas and are approved by the Honors Council. However, all honors students must have a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average, complete and defend an honors thesis, and take 12 hours (which may include six hours of thesis) in Honors Studies. Information concerning these requirements is given within each department’s catalog listings.

The following outlines the minimum academic requirements of the honors core curriculum for the B.A. and B.S.W. degree programs.  The university/state minimum core is fulfilled by completing the college honors core.

Honors Core Curriculum

Humanities and Social Sciences Option 1
Core – 27 hours; 15 hours must be at honors level
World Civilization
HIST 1113HHonors Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I3
or HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113)
HIST 1123HHonors Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II3
or HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123)
World Literature
WLIT 1113HHonors World Literature I3
or WLIT 1113 World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
Select one additional Humanities course from the following:3
The African American Experience
Honors Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece
Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece
Introduction to Classical Studies: Rome
Honors Media, Community and Citizenship
Media, Community and Citizenship
Honors Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Literature
Honors Introduction to Gender Studies
Introduction to Gender Studies
Honors Music in World Cultures
Music in World Cultures
Honors World Literature II
World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
Any 2000+ WLIT Course
Any World Language Literature Course
Philosophy3
Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Ethics and the Professions
Fine Arts
Select two of the following:6
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Architecture Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Architecture Lecture
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003)
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Film Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Film Lecture
Dance Appreciation
Creative Writing I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2013)
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: The American Landscape
Basic Course in the Arts: The American Landscape
Honors Experiencing Music
Experiencing Music (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003)
Honors Music and Society
Music and Society
Popular Music
Honors Theatre Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation (ACTS Equivalency = DRAM 1003)
Musical Theatre Appreciation
Social Sciences
Select two of the following:6
Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013)
Honors Communication in a Diverse World
Communication in a Diverse World
Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
Honors Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
Honors Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Honors Human Geography
Human Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 1113)
Honors World Regional Geography
World Regional Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 2103)
Introduction to Comparative Politics
State and Local Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2103)
Honors General Psychology
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)
Honors General Sociology
General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013)
Total Hours27
Humanities and Social Sciences Option 2
Core – 27 hours; 15 hours must be at honors level
HUMN 1114HHonors Roots of Culture to 500 C.E.4
HUMN 1124HHonors Equilibrium of Cultures 500-16004
HUMN 2114HHonors Birth of Modern Culture 1600-19004
Select one additional Humanities course from the following:3
The African American Experience
Honors Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece
Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece
Introduction to Classical Studies: Rome
Honors Media, Community and Citizenship
Media, Community and Citizenship
Honors Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Literature
Honors Introduction to Gender Studies
Introduction to Gender Studies
Honors Music in World Cultures
Music in World Cultures
Honors World Literature II
World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
Any 2000+ WLIT Course
Any World Language Literature Course
Philosophy3
Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Ethics and the Professions
Fine Arts
Select one of the following:3
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Architecture Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Architecture Lecture
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003)
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Film Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Film Lecture
Dance Appreciation
Creative Writing I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2013)
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: The American Landscape
Basic Course in the Arts: The American Landscape
Honors Experiencing Music
Experiencing Music (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003)
Honors Music and Society
Music and Society
Popular Music
Honors Theatre Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation (ACTS Equivalency = DRAM 1003)
Musical Theatre Appreciation
Social Sciences
Select two of the following:6
Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013)
Honors Communication in a Diverse World
Communication in a Diverse World
Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
Honors Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
Honors Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Honors Human Geography
Human Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 1113)
Honors World Regional Geography
World Regional Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 2103)
Introduction to Comparative Politics
State and Local Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2103)
Honors General Psychology
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)
Honors General Sociology
General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013)
Total Hours27
Students pursuing either option must also complete the following:
English
ENGL 1013HHonors Composition I3
or ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)
ENGL 1023HHonors Composition II3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
US History/American National Government
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Honors Colloquia – 9 hours from at least two of the three approved areas (humanities, natural sciences/mathematics, social sciences). No more than 3 hours of required colloquia may be earned either abroad or in an intersession.9
World Language0-12
See your adviser. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a single modern or classical language other than English (2013 Intermediate II of a world language). Usually this is accomplished by completing a sequence of world language courses (1003, 1013, 2003, 2013). See Fulbright College Admission Requirements. Students meeting the normal admission standard (two years of high school language) may expect to satisfy this requirement with fewer courses, depending upon placement. In cases of unusually thorough preparation, or in the case of international students, exemption may be sought from the department of world languages.
Natural Science and Mathematics15-17
Core – 15-17 hours; 8 hours must be at honors level
Natural Sciences (12 hours)
At least 4 hours must be chosen from biological and 4 hours from physical
Biological Sciences 1
Honors Introduction to Biological Anthropology
and Honors Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory
Introduction to Biological Anthropology
and Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory
Honors Survey of the Universe
and Honors Survey of the Universe Laboratory
Survey of the Universe (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lecture)
and Survey of the Universe Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = PHSC 1204 Lab)
Honors Environmental Science
and Honors Environmental Science Laboratory
Environmental Science
and Environmental Science Laboratory
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
and Honors Principles of Biology Laboratory
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
and Principles of Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lab)
Biology for Majors (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) 2
Principles of Zoology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lecture)
and Principles of Zoology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lab)
Plant Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1034 Lecture)
and Plant Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1034 Lab)
General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture)
and Honors General Microbiology Laboratory
General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture)
and General Microbiology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lab)
Physical Sciences
Chemistry in the Modern World (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1004 Lecture)
and Chemistry in the Modern World Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1004 Lab)
Fundamentals of Chemistry (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lecture)
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1214 Lab)
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
Honors University Chemistry II
and Honors University Chemistry II Laboratory
University Chemistry II (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lecture)
and University Chemistry II Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1424 Lab)
Honors Physical Geology
and Honors Physical Geology Laboratory
Physical Geology (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lecture)
and Physical Geology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1114 Lab)
Honors Physics and Human Affairs
and Honors Physics and Human Affairs Laboratory
Physics and Human Affairs
and Physics and Human Affairs Laboratory
Earth Science (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lecture)
and Earth Science Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lab)
Honors University Physics I (with lab)
University Physics I (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2034)
Honors University Physics II (with lab)
University Physics II (ACTS Equivalency = PHYS 2044 Lecture)
Mathematics (3-5 hours)
Mathematical Thought
Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
Finite Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
Calculus I with Review (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
Honors Calculus I
Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
Honors Calculus II
Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)
Honors Calculus III
Calculus III (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2603)
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
Total Hours33-47

Bachelor of Science Degree

Requirements for graduating with honors: Specific academic requirements including course work, participation in departmental honors colloquia or seminars, and independent study projects are established by the faculty of the individual departments or study areas and are approved by the Honors Council. However, all honors students must have a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average, complete and defend an honors thesis, and take 12 hours (which may include six hours of thesis) in Honors Studies. Information concerning these requirements is given within each department’s catalog listings.

The following outlines the minimum academic requirements of the honors core curriculum for the B.S degree program.  The university/state minimum core is fulfilled by completing the college honors core.

Honors Core Curriculum

Humanities and Social Sciences Option 1
Core – 18 hours; 9 hours must be at honors level
World Civilization
HIST 1113HHonors Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I3
or HIST 1113 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1113)
HIST 1123HHonors Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II3
or HIST 1123 Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 1123)
Fine Arts/Humanities
Nine hours selected from two different areas. 9
At least one course must be from fine arts.
Fine Arts
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Architecture Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Architecture Lecture
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003)
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Film Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Film Lecture
Dance Appreciation
Creative Writing I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2013)
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: The American Landscape
Basic Course in the Arts: The American Landscape
Honors Experiencing Music
Experiencing Music (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003)
Honors Music and Society
Music and Society
Popular Music
Honors Theatre Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation (ACTS Equivalency = DRAM 1003)
Musical Theatre Appreciation
Humanities
The African American Experience
Honors Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece
Introduction to Classical Studies: Greece
Introduction to Classical Studies: Rome
Honors Media, Community and Citizenship
Media, Community and Citizenship
Honors Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Literature
Honors Introduction to Gender Studies
Introduction to Gender Studies
Honors Music in World Cultures
Music in World Cultures
Honors Introduction to Philosophy
Introduction to Philosophy (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1103)
Introduction to Ethics (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Logic (ACTS Equivalency = PHIL 1003)
Ethics and the Professions
Honors World Literature I
World Literature: Beginnings to 1650 CE (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2113)
Honors World Literature II
World Literature: 1650CE to Present (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2123)
Any 2000-level or higher WLIT Course
Any World Language Literature Course
Social Sciences
Select one of the following:3
Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013)
Honors Communication in a Diverse World
Communication in a Diverse World
Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
Honors Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
Honors Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Honors Human Geography
Human Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 1113)
Honors World Regional Geography
World Regional Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 2103)
Introduction to Comparative Politics
State and Local Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2103)
Honors General Psychology
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)
Honors General Sociology
General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013)
Total Hours18
Humanities and Social Sciences Option 2
Core – 18 hours; 12 hours must be at honors level
HUMN 1114H4
HUMN 1124H4
HUMN 2114H4
Fine Arts
Select one of the following:3
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Architecture Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Architecture Lecture
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Art Lecture (ACTS Equivalency = ARTA 1003)
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Film Lecture
Basic Course in the Arts: Film Lecture
Dance Appreciation
Creative Writing I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 2013)
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: The American Landscape
Basic Course in the Arts: The American Landscape
Honors Experiencing Music
Experiencing Music (ACTS Equivalency = MUSC 1003)
Honors Music and Society
Music and Society
Popular Music
Honors Theatre Appreciation
Theatre Appreciation (ACTS Equivalency = DRAM 1003)
Musical Theatre Appreciation
Social Science
Select one of the following:3
Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ACTS Equivalency = ANTH 2013)
Honors Communication in a Diverse World
Communication in a Diverse World
Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2103)
Honors Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics (ACTS Equivalency = ECON 2203)
Honors Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Honors Human Geography
Human Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 1113)
Honors World Regional Geography
World Regional Geography (ACTS Equivalency = GEOG 2103)
Introduction to Comparative Politics
State and Local Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2103)
Honors General Psychology
General Psychology (ACTS Equivalency = PSYC 1103)
Honors General Sociology
General Sociology (ACTS Equivalency = SOCI 1013)
Total Hours18
Students pursuing either option must also complete the following:
English
ENGL 1013HHonors Composition I3
or ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)
ENGL 1023HHonors Composition II3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
U.S. History/American National Government
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
Honors Colloquia – 9 hours from at least two of the three approved areas (humanities, natural sciences/mathematics, social sciences). No more than 3 hours of required colloquia may be earned either abroad or in an intersession.9
Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Core – 20-21 hours; 16 hours must be at honors level
Complete sixteen honors hours from at least two of the five different areas below. At least one class from Area 5 is required, although not necessarily at the Honors level.
Natural Sciences16
Area 1
Honors Survey of the Universe
and Honors Survey of the Universe Laboratory
Honors University Physics I (PHYS 2054H(M))
Honors University Physics II (PHYS 2074H(M))
Area 2
Honors Introduction to Biological Anthropology
and Honors Introduction to Biological Anthropology Laboratory
Principles of Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture)
and Honors Principles of Biology Laboratory
Biology for Majors (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1014 Lecture) 1
Principles of Zoology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lecture)
and Principles of Zoology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1054 Lab)
Plant Biology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1034 Lecture)
and Plant Biology Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 1034 Lab)
General Microbiology (ACTS Equivalency = BIOL 2004 Lecture)
and Honors General Microbiology Laboratory
Area 3
University Chemistry I (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lecture)
and University Chemistry I Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = CHEM 1414 Lab)
Honors University Chemistry II
and Honors University Chemistry II Laboratory
Chemistry for Majors I
and Chemistry for Majors I Laboratory 1
Chemistry for Majors II
and Chemistry for Majors II Laboratory 1
Honors Organic Chemistry I
and Honors Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry I Lab for Chemistry Majors 1
Honors Organic Chemistry II
and Honors Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II Lecture for Chemistry Majors
and Organic Chemistry II Lab for Chemistry Majors 1
Area 4
Honors Physical Geology
and Honors Physical Geology Laboratory
Earth Science (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lecture)
and Earth Science Laboratory (ACTS Equivalency = GEOL 1124 Lab)
Mathematics4-5
Calculus I with Review (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
Honors Calculus I
Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
Honors Calculus II
Calculus II (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2505)
Honors Calculus III
Calculus III (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2603)
World Language: (depending upon placement)0-9
See your adviser. Students must demonstrate proficiency in a single modern or classical language other than English (2003 Intermediate I of a world language). Usually this is accomplished by completing a sequence of courses (1003, 1013, and 2003). See Fulbright College Admission Requirements. Students meeting the normal admission standard (two years of high school language) may expect to satisfy this requirement with fewer courses, depending upon placement. In cases of unusually thorough preparation, or in the case of international students, exemption may be sought from the department of world languages.
Total Hours38-48

Bachelor of Music Degree

Requirements for graduating with honors: Specific academic requirements including course work, participation in departmental honors colloquia or seminars, and independent study projects are established by the faculty of the individual departments or study areas and are approved by the Honors Council.

All honors students must have a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average, complete and defend an honors thesis, and take 12 hours (which may include six hours of thesis) in Honors Studies. Information concerning these requirements is given within each department’s catalog listings.

The following outlines the minimum academic requirements of the honors core curriculum for the B.F.A. degree program.  The university/state minimum core is fulfilled by completing the college honors core.

Honors Core Curriculum

Humanities Option 1
World Civilization
HIST 1113HHonors Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations I3
HIST 1123HHonors Institutions and Ideas of World Civilizations II3
World Literature
WLIT 1113HHonors World Literature I3
Fine Arts
MLIT 1013HHonors Music and Society3
Colloquium in Humanities 13
Course offerings vary each semester.
Total Hours15
Humanities Option 2
Honors Roots of Culture
HUMN 1114HHonors Roots of Culture to 500 C.E.4
HUMN 1124HHonors Equilibrium of Cultures 500-16004
HUMN 2114HHonors Birth of Modern Culture 1600-19004
Fine Arts
MLIT 1013HHonors Music and Society3
Colloquium
Humanities Colloquium 13
Total Hours18
Students pursuing either option must also complete the following:
English
ENGL 1013HHonors Composition I3
or ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)
ENGL 1023HHonors Composition II3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
U.S. History/American National Government
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
World Language: (depending upon placement)0-6
See your adviser. Typically this is satisfied by completion of a 1013 Elementary II world language course.
Social Science3
Select one of the following:
Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Honors Communication in a Diverse World
Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
Honors Principles of Microeconomics
Honors Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Honors World Regional Geography
Honors General Psychology
Honors General Sociology
Colloquia in Social Sciences 13
Course offerings vary each semester. See adviser.
Natural Sciences8
Eight hours of honors credit to be chosen from the lab sciences. See adviser for specific science course listing.
Mathematics3-5
Fulbright Scholars must fulfill the math requirement with one of the following:
Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
Finite Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
Calculus I with Review (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
Total Hours26-34


Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

Specific academic requirements including course work, participation in departmental honors colloquia or seminars, and independent study projects are established by the faculty of the individual departments or study areas and are approved by the Honors Council. All honors students must have a 3.5 cumulative grade-point average, complete and defend an honors thesis, and take 12 hours (which may include six hours of thesis) in Honors Studies. Information concerning these requirements is given within each department’s catalog listings.

The following outlines the minimum academic requirements of the honors core curriculum for the B.F.A. degree program.  The university/state minimum core is fulfilled by completing the college honors core.

Honors Core Curriculum

Humanities Option 1
World Civilization
HIST 1113H3
HIST 1123H3
World Literature
WLIT 1113HHonors World Literature I3
Fine Arts, World Literature II, and Philosophy6
Select two of the following from two different areas:
Fine Arts
Honors Basic Course in the Arts: Film Lecture
Dance Appreciation
Honors Experiencing Music
Honors Theatre Appreciation
Philosophy
Honors Introduction to Philosophy
World Literature II
Honors World Literature II
Colloquium in Humanities 13
Course offerings vary each semester.
Total Hours18
Humanities Option 2
Honors Roots of Culture
HUMN 1114HHonors Roots of Culture to 500 C.E.4
HUMN 1124HHonors Equilibrium of Cultures 500-16004
HUMN 2114HHonors Birth of Modern Culture 1600-19004
Philosophy and Humanities
PHIL 2003HHonors Introduction to Philosophy3
Humanities Colloquium – course offerings vary each semester. 13
Total Hours18
Students pursuing either option must also complete the following:
English
ENGL 1013HHonors Composition I3
or ENGL 1013 Composition I (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1013)
ENGL 1023HHonors Composition II3
or ENGL 1023 Composition II (ACTS Equivalency = ENGL 1023)
U.S. History/American National Government
HIST 2003History of the American People to 1877 (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2113)3
or HIST 2013 History of the American People, 1877 to Present (ACTS Equivalency = HIST 2123)
or PLSC 2003 American National Government (ACTS Equivalency = PLSC 2003)
World Language: (depending on placement) 0-9
See your adviser. (This is usually accomplished by successful completion of a 2003 Intermediate I world language course.)
Social Science3
Honors Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Honors Communication in a Diverse World
Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
Honors Principles of Microeconomics
Honors Basic Economics: Theory and Practice
Honors World Regional Geography
Honors General Psychology
Honors General Sociology
Colloquia in Social Sciences 13
Natural Science8
Eight hours of honors to be chosen from lab sciences. See adviser for specific science course listing.
Mathematics3-5
Select one of the following:
Survey of Calculus (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2203)
Finite Mathematics
Mathematical Reasoning in a Quantitative World
Calculus I with Review (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
Calculus I (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2405)
Principles of Statistics (ACTS Equivalency = MATH 2103)
Total Hours26-37