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Professor Eric Sandgren
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Affairs:
Assistant Dean for External Affairs:
The mission of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) is to educate the next generation of engineering, construction and IT professionals and prepare them to be successful and productive members of the workforce.
In meeting this mission, the College offers professional undergraduate degrees in Computer Science, Construction Management, Civil and Construction Engineering, Engineering Technology, Information Science, and Systems Engineering with options in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering. Graduate students have the option to pursue a PhD in Integrated Computing or Engineering Science and Systems.
EIT also participates in the MS-PhD. program in Bioinformatics offered jointly with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Additional graduate programs include an MS degree in Computer Science, a graduate certificate program and an MS degree in Information Quality as well as a graduate certificate program in Technology Innovation. EIT also offers a graduate certificate program and an MS degree in Systems Engineering.
Outreach to the community includes extensive partnering with high schools across the state for in-school activities and summer programs held on the UALR 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 industry input into EIT curricula.
EIT is committed to providing the engineering, construction and IT workforce that will build Arkansasâ€™ 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, EIT will work with all interested potential students to provide the necessary intellectual basis for them to be successful and will provide its faculty with facilities and resources to make major contributions to our state. We work closely with the 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.
EITâ€™s vision is to be the college of choice for students from the state who are interested in an engineering-, construction- or technology-based education; to have a faculty that is admired and respected regionally, nationally, and internationally; and to be the institution that area industries turn to for new employees and intellectual support for their growth strategies.
EIT Core Requirements
EIT has a core curriculum adapted to the needs of its engineering-, construction- and IT-oriented degrees. Each bachelorâ€™s degree program requires a core that includes courses in communications, arts, humanities, history, and social sciences. No mathematics or science courses are in the core since all majors in the college already include substantial mathematics and science requirements. Systems Engineering and Civil and Construction Engineering have a further modified core included in their sections of this catalog.
Note that some programs require specific courses within the choices listed in the chart; please check the curriculum lists for individual programs.
English Composition (9 hours)
RHET 1311 Composition I
RHET 1312 Composition II
SPCH 1300 Speech Communication
Fine Arts/Humanities (5-6 hours)
One course from two of the following three blocks:
- Fine Arts:
MUHL 2305 Introduction to Music
ARHA 2305 Introduction to Visual Art
THEA 2305 Introduction to Theatre and Dance
ENGL 2337 World Literature
ENGL 2338 World Literature Themes
PHIL 2320 Ethics and Society
- Professional Ethics:
IFSC 2200 Ethics in the Profession
Social Sciences (9 hours)
- One course from the following:
POLS 1310 American National Government
HIST 2311 U.S. History to 1877
HIST 2312 U.S. History since 1877
One course from the following:
ANTH 2316 Cultural Anthropology
CRJU 2300 Introduction to Criminal Justice
ECON 2301 Survey of Economics
GEOG 2312 Cultural Geography
GNST 2300 Introduction to Gender Studies
MCOM 2330 Mass Media and Society
POLS 2301 Introduction to Political Science
PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience
RELS 2305 World Religions
SOCI 2300 Introduction to Sociology
One course from the following:
HIST 1311 History of Civilization I
HIST 1312 History of Civilization II
Additional Communications, Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (3 hours)
Three upper-level hours in communication, humanities, arts, or social sciences are required. These hours should be selected to provide further depth in one of the disciplines represented by the core courses listed above. Specific course selection must be done with the approval of the advisor.
Technical Writing (3 hours)
- One course from the following:
RHET 3316 Writing for the Workplace
RHET 3326 Technical Writing
MGMT 3380 Business Communication
Core Requirements for Double Majors in the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT-Previously referred to as CISSE) and Another Department
Either core is acceptable for a student pursuing a double major with one major in EIT and the other in a different college. However, should the student not complete the double major prior to a baccalaureate degree being awarded, the core required for the degree awarded must be completed. In all instances program requirements normally satisfied by a core course must be completed whether or not that course satisfies a core requirement for the student.(Approved by Undergraduate Council 10/13/99- EIT is referred to as CISSE in the original policy.)
Department Catalog Links
- Associate of Science in Computer Programming
- Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
- Bachelor of Science in Civil and Construction Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
- Associate of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
- Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Bachelor of Applied Technology
- Bachelor of Science in Information Science
- Bachelor of Science in E-Commerce
- Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering – Computer
- Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering – Electrical
- Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering – Mechanical
- Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering – Telecommunications