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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog


The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

University of Arkansas at Little Rock
2801 South University
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
Phone: (501) 569-3000

The Higher Learning Commission
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400
Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504
Phone: (800) 621-7440/(312) 263-0456
Fax: (312) 263-7462

Accreditations and Affiliations

UA Little Rock is designated a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.

Specific degree programs are also accredited or affiliated with many external accrediting/certifying bodies. A complete list is located on the Accreditation website (

About UA Little Rock Catalog

The Undergraduate Catalog is an official publication of UA Little Rock, revised annually and published in August each year. It provides information about degree programs, course offerings, and academic regulations that affect undergraduate students. There are separate catalogs for UA Little Rock’s graduate and law programs.

The online version of the catalog is a replica of the printed version and is updated if substantive mistakes are identified.

Please note: The printed version, which is the same as the Adobe PDF available online, is used to determine graduation requirements. You may download the entire 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog Adobe PDF file online at

Limited electronic copies of previous catalogs may be found on the catalog archive website and hard copies of every year are kept in the Office of Records and Registration.

The catalog is compiled and edited by Donna L. Shelton, Academic Editor, with production assistance provided by the associate deans of the colleges, department chairpersons, Provost Office staff, and the staff at the UA Little Rock Printing Services.

This publication provides background information about the university and its programs. 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 for the best interest of the University.

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 or by telephone. Departmental numbers are included in their respective sections within the Catalog. For other numbers, consult the business pages in the Little Rock telephone directory. For information not included on the UA Little Rock website, go directly to the office with the 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 Office of Academic Advising 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 Donaldson Student Services Center. If you have decided on a major or have narrowed your choice to a few areas, contact either the academic advisor, the 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 Office of Campus Life, located on the upper level of the Donaghey Student Center. An 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 for academic affairs.

The Catalog provides you with background information about the university and programs that are available. You will also find other important information to assist you. The rest of the catalog is arranged by colleges and then departments or divisions within each college. Each of these sections describes the requirements for a major or a minor in that area, as well as all the courses the department offers. Most courses are scheduled at least once every two years. The section titled “Interdisciplinary Studies” describes degrees that involve work in more than one department or college. The beginning chapters are arranged to help you find what you need as you progress through your journey at UA Little Rock.