Undergraduate Catalog

The Undergraduate Catalog is an official publication of UALR, revised annually and published in August each year. It provides information about degree programs, course offerings, and academic regulations that affect undergraduate students. There are separate catalogs for UALR’s graduate and law programs.

The online version of the catalog will be updated when substantive mistakes are identified or course changes are approved so that students have the most current information available.Undergraduate catalog cover 6-26-14

Please note: The printed version, which is the same as the Adobe PDF available on this page, is used to determine graduation requirements. You may download the Adobe PDF version of the entire 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog or select from the list on the left to view individual sections.

Copies of previous catalogs may be found on the catalog archive webpage and in the Office of Records and Registration for reference purposes only.

The catalog is compiled and edited by Kathy Oliverio, Academic Editor, with production assistance provided by Christina Drale, Marita McNair, Daryl Rice, Karen Roberson, Lauren Russ, Klansee Tozer, Pete Tschumi, Karen Wheeler, and the staff at the UALR Printing Services.

This catalog establishes the graduation requirements set forth by a specific program of study within each college. Typically, students who enter a program within UALR, follow the program of study listed for the academic year the catalog is published. Each college within UALR reserves the right to change graduation requirements for their program. Students should meet regularly with their academic advisors to be certain that they are aware of any changes in graduation requirements that may apply to them.

Admission to UALR in any program of study does not guarantee that the University will continue to offer that program of study indefinitely. UALR reserves the right to change, phase out, or discontinue any program at any time for the best interest of the University.

Any listing of courses contained in the UALR website, catalog, or class schedule is only intended to announce available courses and should not be regarded as a guarantee. Keeping within standards set by other universities with the University of Arkansas System, UALR reserves the right to:

  • add or delete courses or programs from its offerings,
  • change times, locations, or instructors of courses or programs,
  • modify academic calendars without notice,
  • cancel any course for insufficient student registrations, or
  • revise regulations, charges, fees, schedules, courses, requirements for degrees, and any other policy or regulation affecting students whenever it is considered to be in the best interests of UALR.

The Catalog provides you with background information about the university and programs that are available. You will also find other important information to assist you. The rest of the catalog is arranged by colleges and then departments or divisions within each college. Each of these sections describes the requirements for a major or a minor in that area, as well as all the courses the department offers. Most courses are scheduled at least once every two years. The section titled “Interdisciplinary Studies” describes degrees that involve work in more than one department or college.

The beginning chapters are arranged to help you find what you need as you progress through your journey at UALR.