UALR Core Curriculum*

Beginning Spring 2015, UALR will adopt a 35-hour core curriculum comprised of two parts, the University Standard Core (21 hours) and the College Core (14 hours). All majors within a college will require both the Standard and College Core. Nursing and EIT majors should check with their department to learn more about the specifics of their degree.


University Standard Core

Communication – Written (Select 1 set)
RHET 1311 Composition I AND RHET 1312 Composition II
OR
RHET 1320 Honors Composition

Fine Arts (Select 1)
ARHA 2305 Introduction to Visual Art
MUHL 2305 Introduction to Music
THEA 2305 Introduction to Theatre and Dance
MCOM 2306 Introduction to Motion Pictures

Humanities (Select 1)
ENGL 2337 World Literature
PHIL 2320 Ethics and Society
ENGL 2339 Mythology

Social Sciences (Select 1)
ANTH 2316 Cultural Anthropology
CRJU 2300 Introduction to Criminal Justice
ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
ECON 2322 Principles of Microeconomics
GEOG 2312 Introduction to Cultural Geography
GNST 2300 Intoduction to Gender Studies
POLS 2301 Introduction to Political Science
PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience
SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology

History of Civilization (Select 1)
HIST 1311 History of Civilization I
HIST 1312 History of Civilization II

U.S. History or Government (Select 1)
HIST 2311 US History to 1877
HIST 2312 US History since 1877
POLS 1310 American National Government

College Core

Check with your college to confirm which classes from the following areas they require.

Mathematics (Select 1)
MATH 1302 College Algebra
MATH 1303 Trigonometry
MATH 1311 Applied Calculus I
MATH 1321 Quantitative and Mathematical Reasoning
(Not a requirement for Business majors)
MATH 1342 Business Calculus
MATH 1401 Pre-calculus
MATH 1451 Calculus I
STAT 2350 Introduction to Statistical Methods

Science (Select 2)
ANTH 1415 Physical Anthropology
ASTR 1301/1101 Introduction to Astronomy and Lab
BIOL 1400 Evolutionary and Environmental Biology
BIOL 1401 Science of Biology
BIOL 2401 Microbiology
CHEM 1400 Fundamental Chemistry I
CHEM 1402 General Chemistry I
CHEM 1406 General Chemistry for Engineers
CHEM 1409 Chemistry and Society
ERSC 1302/1102 Physical Geology and Lab
ERSC 1303/1103 Historical Geology and Lab
ERSC 1304/1104 Earth and the Environment and Lab
PHYS 1321/1121 College Physics I and Lab
PHYS 1322/1122 College Physics II and Lab
PHYS 2321/2121 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I and Lab

Humanities/Social Sciences/Communication-Speech (Select 1) – Engineering programs replace these 3 hrs with 3 hrs of mathematics and/or science core.  Business majors MUST select SPCH 1300.
Humanities (see above) OR
Social Sciences (see above) OR
Communication Speech: SPCH 1300 Speech Communication