EIT, Room 621 | (501) 916-3333 | (501) 916-3002 (fax) | ualr.edu/cstem
||Lawrence Whitman, Professor
||Jeffrey Connelly, Professor
|Assistant Finance Director
|Director of Student Services
|Senior Research Assistant
|Student Development Specialist
The Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (DCSTEM) is committed to providing the STEM workforce that will build Arkansas’ future, and to developing a quality faculty that can contribute both to our overall educational needs and to the intellectual base of the state. To accomplish these goals, DCSTEM provides the necessary intellectual basis for students to be successful and provides its faculty with facilities and resources to make major contributions to our state. We work closely with UAMS and other educational institutions in the state and enhance our resources through the acquisition of external funds from federal agencies, private foundations, and other private enterprises.
Outreach to the community includes partnering with high schools across the state for in-school activities and summer programs held on the UA Little Rock campus. Specific emphasis is on partnerships with local and regional industries, including an extensive internship program, company-sponsored senior design projects, and advisory council participation that provides direct external input into DCSTEM curricula.
DSTEM strives to be the college of choice for students from the state who are interested in a STEM-based education; to have a faculty that is admired and respected regionally, nationally, and internationally; and to be the institution that area employers turn to for new employees and intellectual support for their growth strategies.
For admission to most majors within the college, students must meet or exceed eligibility requirements to enroll in RHET 1311 - Composition I. Students should check the admission requirements for their program of interest as most majors in the college have additional requirements for admission.
Undergraduate students have the option to declare a minor program of study in addition to their major.
Students must contact their advisor within the department or college of their major to request a minor declaration. Please refer to the “Contact” page for advisor contact information.
Students interested in teaching in public schools in Arkansas must be licensed by the state in a state-approved subject area. By earning your licensure in one of the areas listed below, you open up your options for employment.
All programs require the completion of a major in the chosen field and in some cases require additional courses, blocks of courses, or other special minors. When the hours accumulated within a content area, taken together with university core hours, second language hours, and 18 hours in the Education minor do not total 120 (of which at least 45 are upper-level), students must take additional general electives.
Minors Leading to Licensure in Education
- Biology/Life Sciences Education Minor (major in either Biology or Geology)
- Chemistry Education Minor
- Mathematics Education Minor
- Physics Education Minor
Pre-Professional Studies: Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental, Pre-Vet, Pre-Pharmacy, Physician’s Assistant, Optometry, and Occupational and Physical Therapy
Students interested in pursuing careers in the following disciplines who are new freshmen or transfer students with less than 45 credit hours are advised by professional advisors in their respective departments.
- Physician’s Assistant
- Occupational and Physical Therapy
Students who have reached approximately 45 hours will be advised by the Pre-Professional Advisor in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Keep in mind, all professional schools in the health field have a different set of requirements, but all institutions require a combination of chemistry, physics, and biology courses. This includes completing core courses early in the student’s academic career in order to graduate in four years.
Consequently, students should be advised for pre-professional disciplines in their freshman year.
All degree-seeking undergraduate students must be advised each semester before registering for classes.
Freshmen: New freshmen are advised as part of orientation. Watch ualr.edu/newstudents for details about orientation.
New Transfer Students: The DCSTEM Director of Student Services (Erin Flowers: firstname.lastname@example.org) will contact you to make an advising appointment.
Current Students and Undeclared Majors: If you’re a current Trojan and have taken classes for at least one semester, you can locate your advisor in BOSS.
Standard Core (35 hours)
All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Core Requirements.”