Professor Eric Sandgren
Executive Director of Finance & Administration:
Director of Student Services:
The mission of the Donaghey College of Engineering and Information Technology (EIT) is to educate the next generation of engineering, construction, earth science, and information technology (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 Architectural & Construction Engineering, Civil and Construction Engineering, Computer Science, Construction Management, Engineering Technology, Environmental Engineering (proposed)*, Geology, Information Science, and Systems Engineering with options in Mechanical, Electrical, Computer, and Telecommunications Engineering. Graduate students have the option to pursue a Ph.D. in Integrated Computing or Engineering Science and Systems.
* At the time of printing, the environmental engineering program had not yet received final approval from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.
EIT also participates in the M.S.-Ph.D. program in Bioinformatics offered jointly with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). Additional graduate programs include an M.S. degree in Computer Science, a graduate certificate program and an M.S. degree in Information Quality as well as a graduate certificate program in Technology Innovation. EIT also offers a graduate certificate program and an M.S. degree in Systems Engineering.
Outreach to the community includes 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 provide direct industry input into EIT curricula.
EIT is committed to providing the engineering, construction, earth science, 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- earth science-, environmental-, 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. Architectural and Construction Engineering, 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.
Core Requirements for Double Majors in the EIT 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 Architecture & Construction Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Civil and Construction Engineering
- Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
- Bachelor of Science in Environmental Engineering (proposed)*
* At the time of printing, the environmental engineering program had not yet received final approval from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education
- Bachelor of Science in Geology
- Bachelor of Science Major/Minor in Geology: Environmental Geology
- 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