|University of Arkansas at Little Rock|
|Policy Name: Extended Programs|
|Policy Number: 602.2|
|Effective Date: April 3, 2010|
Online and Off-Campus Learning
Extended programs offers a broad array of courses, certificate programs, and degree programs via the Internet.¬† Online courses use a variety of tools such as email, electronic discussion groups, streaming video, live audio and video conferencing, and learning management platforms.¬† Students in online courses must have access to a computer with a current web browser and Internet access.¬† Please note that some online instructors may require on-campus exams or proctored testing at remote sites.
There is no distinction made on student transcripts between online courses and traditional courses.¬† Please visit http://ualr.edu/extendedprograms for a complete list of programs offered entirely online.
Some UALR courses are offered at off-campus locations throughout the greater Little Rock area. One such location is UALR Benton (see next section).
Associate of Arts in General Studies, UALR Benton
UALR offers an Associate of Arts in General Studies degree at UALR Benton.¬† Students completing the degree will be able to advance to a four-year baccalaureate degree program at UALR or other universities.¬† Students can earn the degree by attending a combination of day and evening courses.
The program in Benton, Arkansas is administered by Extended Programs and taught by UALR faculty.¬† On-site college entrance testing (COMPASS) is available for students age 21 years and older, as well as individual testing for all students wishing to test out of developmental courses.¬† Students enrolled in classes at UALR Benton have full student privileges at UALR’s main campus.¬† Students may pay their tuition and fees at UALR Benton as well as sign up for a deferred payment plan.¬† Textbooks sales and buy-back services are offered on-site.¬† Academic advising and financial aid assistance are also available, by appointment.¬† For more information, contact UALR Benton at (501) 860-6003, or visit http://ualr.edu/extendedprograms/index.php/home/programs/bachelors-degrees/ba-liberal-arts/.
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Online
The UALR Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts can be completed online through extended programs, with online course work available from both UALR and other UA system institutions.¬† Sixty (60) credit hours are required, in addition to the UALR core curriculum.¬† The major must include study in three subject areas or concentrations, 18 hours in each area, plus LIST 3310 Reasoning Across the Disciplines and LIST 4310 Liberal Arts Colloquium.¬† Two of the three concentrations must be within the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.¬† Please see the concentration areas below that are available online.¬† Students may take a portion of their lower-level work at other regionally accredited colleges and universities and some upper-level credits may also transfer.¬† Please contact the program advisor for additional details.¬† Students entering the University with a qualifying Associate’s degree from a publicly supported Arkansas college or university meet UALR’s core curriculum requirements.¬† Specific majors may have additional requirements.¬† Courses are taught by UALR faculty.¬† Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts online have regular student privileges at UALR’s main campus and are subject to regular academic policies.
Source: UALR Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10, p. 41
Approved By: Linda Musun, Director of Extended Programs
Custodian: Extended Programs