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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Guide to Undergraduate Catalog

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The online catalogs are designed to help you find important information about UA Little Rock’s academic programs, departments, courses, faculty information, and regulations and policies.

Use the left-hand navigation bar to select the current undergraduate catalog or to select earlier editions.

Here are some tips for using the new catalogs:

  • The left-hand navigation bar provides links to the sections of the catalogs.
  • Use the anchor links at the top of most pages to “jump” to the content you seek.
  • The Course Descriptions filter is a great new tool. Enter criteria such as course prefixes, numbers, keywords or phrases to find courses of interest.
  • The Catalog Search tool is also comprehensive. Use “Advanced Search” and include or exclude appropriate result types.
  • Need a hard copy of a page or section? Click the printer icon to open a plain version of the text, then print to a printer or to PDF.

View the Icon Legend below to help you get the most out of the helpful tools:

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The following guides can help you navigate the Catalogs and their features:

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About the Undergraduate Catalog

The Undergraduate Catalog is an official publication of UA Little Rock published annually by the Office of the Provost in conjunction with the Office of Records and Registration.

Curriculum and policy revision is regulated by the Undergraduate Council, Graduate Council, and Council on Core Curriculum and Policies of the Faculty Senate in conjunction with the Office of the Provost while adhering to rules and regulations of applicable accreditation organizations.

The online version of the catalog is a snapshot of the printed version also updated annually or when substantive mistakes are identified.

Please note: The printed version is a replica of the Adobe PDF version available online and is used to determine graduation requirements.

Copies of previous catalogs (Archived Versions) may be found on the catalog archive website and hard copies of every year are kept in the Office of Records and Registration.

This catalog establishes the graduation requirements set forth by a specific program of study within each college. Typically, students who enter a program within UA Little Rock, follow the program of study listed for the academic year the catalog is published. Each college within UA Little Rock reserves the right to change graduation requirements for their program. Students should meet regularly with their academic advisors to be certain that they are aware of any changes in graduation requirements that may apply to them.

Admission to UA Little Rock in any program of study does not guarantee that the university will continue to offer that program of study indefinitely. UA Little Rock reserves the right to change, phase out, or discontinue any program at any time in the best interest of the University.

The Undergraduate Catalog provides information about degree programs, course offerings, and academic regulations that affect undergraduate students. The catalog is compiled and edited by the Office of the Provost, with assistance from college associate deans and department chairpersons.

Right to Change

Any policy, course listing, website, catalog, or class schedule is only intended to announce available courses and applicable policies. If a course appears in this catalog or any other publication, it should not be regarded as a guarantee. Keeping within standards set by other universities with the University of Arkansas System, UA Little Rock reserves the right to:

  • add or delete courses or programs from its offerings,
  • change times, locations, or instructors of courses or programs,
  • modify academic calendars without notice,
  • cancel any course for insufficient student registrations, or
  • revise regulations, charges, fees, schedules, courses, requirements for degrees, and any other policy or regulation affecting students whenever it is considered to be in the best interests of UA Little Rock.

How to Get Help

Often the information you need can be obtained on the UA Little Rock website at ualr.edu or by telephone at 501-569-3000. Departmental numbers are included in their respective sections within the Catalog. 

For other numbers, consult the University Directory and search for the office title that matches your needs; the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office of Records and Registration are most often needed by incoming students.

These offices are located on the second floor of the Charles W. Donaldson Student Services Center.

The Trojan Academic Advising and Support Center provides advice on the selection of required courses and programs for undeclared majors. All students who are undecided about a specific field of study must contact this office, located on the third floor of the Student Services Center.

If you have decided on a major or have narrowed your choice to a few areas, contact the academic advisor or chairperson of the appropriate department or the dean of the college or school.

If you have a problem or concern regarding student life on campus or have a question about student judicial affairs, start at the Student Experience Center, located on the upper level of the Donaghey Student Center.

The Information Center is also located in the Donaghey Student Center on the first floor across from the bookstore; personnel there can assist you with specific questions.

Department chairpersons and deans are appropriate people to contact for any academic problem at any time. All academic units are under the direction of the provost and executive vice chancellor.

The Catalog provides you with background information about the university and available programs. You will also find other important information to assist you. Information can be accessed via college and departments sections and via program listings and course descriptions. Each of these sections describes the requirements for major and/or minor programs. Most courses are scheduled at least once every two years. The Interdisciplinary Studies section lists degree programs that involve work in more than one department or college.