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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [OFFICIAL CATALOG]

Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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Admissions Information for Majors Academic Advising
Information for Minors University Core Requirements
Teacher Preparation for Undergraduate Students (Minor in Education) Center and Public Service Unit
Pre-Professional Studies and Careers Academic Schools and Departments

EIT, Room 621 | (501) 916-3333 | (501) 916-3002 (fax) | ualr.edu/cstem

Dean Lawrence Whitman, Professor
Associate Dean Jeffrey Connelly, Professor
Assistant Dean Vernard Henley
Finance Director Shawna Diaz
Assistant Finance Director Michelle Butler
Institutional Assistant Ronda Petray
Director of Student Services Erin Flowers
Senior Research Assistant Dana Ball
Student Development Specialist Ethan Robson

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.

Admissions Information for Majors

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.

Teacher Preparation for Undergraduate Students (Minor in Education)

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.

  • Pre-Medical
  • Pre-Dental
  • Pre-Vet
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Optometry
  • 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.

Academic Advising

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: eeflowers@ualr.edu) 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.

University Core Requirements (35 hours) 

Standard Core (35 hours)

All Courses approved by the Core Council. See “General Core Requirements.”

Center and Public Service Unit

Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

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Department of Biology


Department of Chemistry


Department of Computer Science


Department of Construction Management & Civil and Construction Engineering


Department of Earth Sciences


Department of Engineering Technology


Department of Information Science


Department of Mathematics & Statistics


Department of Physics & Astronomy


Department of Systems Engineering



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