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. Â As you take these courses, familiarize yourself with the degree programs that are offered.Â When selecting a major, don’t be afraid to explore your options with your Academic Advisor.Â By thinking about this on the front end, you will increase your chances to find a major that is right for you.
AÂ Bachelorâ€™s DegreeÂ is an academic degree awarded for an undergraduate major generally lasting for 4-years of full-time study. Â AnÂ Associate’s DegreeÂ is an academic degree awarded for anÂ 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:
- First Year Colloquium CourseÂ (Applicable to first-time, full-time freshmenÂ beginning fall 2011)
- Core ClassesÂ (44 hrs/14 classes)
- MajorÂ (30 hrs*/excludes required support classes)
- MinorÂ (18 hrs, if required)
- 2nd LanguageÂ (0-9 hrs required for B.A., B.S.W., and B.S.E. majors).
Options: Â American Sign Language, French, German, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
- ElectivesÂ Classes to reach total required hours
Total hours required to graduate: Â 120+*
(or ~40-41 classes) to attain your bachelor’s degree
*This is aÂ 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 ProgramsÂ - A quick checklist of Majors (or Bachelor Programs) at UALR
- Minor Degree Programs – A quick checklist of Minors at UALR
- Undergraduate Catalog.Â 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.