Starting Your Journey @ UALR?

Typically, students that are unsure of their area of concentration/Major will take courses that are part of the general “Core” curriculum classes to explore areas of interest.  As you take these courses, familiarize yourself with the degree programs that are offered.  When selecting a major, don’t be afraid to explore your options with your Academic Advisor.  By thinking about this on the front end, you will increase your chances to find a major that is right for you.

A Bachelor’s Degree is an academic degree awarded for an undergraduate major generally lasting for 4-years of full-time study.  An Associate’s Degree is an academic degree awarded for an undergraduate major generally lasting for 2-years of full-time study.

Your UALR bachelor’s degree requirements will be composed of 4-5 five components:

  1. First Year Colloquium Course (Applicable to first-time, full-time freshmen beginning fall 2011)
  2. Core Classes (44 hrs/14 classes)
  3. Major (30 hrs*/excludes required support classes)
  4. Minor (18 hrs, if required)
  5. 2nd Language (0-9 hrs required for B.A., B.S.W., and B.S.E. majors).
    Options:  American Sign Language, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
  6. Electives Classes to reach total required hours

Total hours required to graduate:  120+*
(or ~40-41 classes) to attain your bachelor’s degree

+Core requirements differ for Nursing and Engineering & Information Technology majors.
*This is a minimum. Your major/minor may require more.
**Number of classes based on assumption that most classes are 3-hour classes.
NOTE: Must have 45 upper level hours to graduate..

Planning Tools to Get Started:

  • Major Degree Programs - A quick checklist of Majors (or Bachelor Programs) at UALR
  • Minor Degree Programs – A quick checklist of Minors at UALR
  • Undergraduate Catalog. This text outlines all school academic policies, degree options available, degree requirements, course descriptions, the academic calendar, holiday closures, and other information regarding UALR undergraduate programs.