General FAQs: Undergraduate Programs

Why should I study applied communication over another program?

While UALR offers many exciting programs, most students in our department agree that the Department of Applied Communication is a unique and special place. Faculty and staff members bring students into their extended family by taking a personal interest in their life and education. Our program equips students with interpersonal and public communication skills that may be applied across a number of professions including nonprofit, business, medical, education, government, and industry (see The career choices available to a communication major are endless!

What format are classes offered in?

Classes are offered in an online, hybrid (mixture of online & face-to-face classes), and face-to-face format to meet the needs of both traditional and non-traditional students.

What financial resources are available for national and international students?

US citizens should explore financial aid opportunities, scholarships and grants, and work-study. International students can explore scholarship opportunities, and employment through the Office of International Student Services.

What resources are available to students with disabilities?

UALR strives to provide a usable, equitable, inclusive and sustainable environment free from all discrimination, including discrimination on the basis of disability. Students with disabilities should contact the Disability Resource Center by phone at 501-916-3000 or by email at


Where are you located?

Our office is located in the Applied/Speech Communication Building. We share the building with the Office of Communications, Human Resources, AIMS, Student Support Services and more. All offices, including the main office, are located on the 2nd floor. Follow the signs to our office in room 237.

Map of UALR Campus indicating the Department of Applied Communication is on the 2nd floor of the Speech Building. The office is in room 237.

Who should I contact for more information and/or if I want to visit the campus?

You should contact the Department of Applied Communication at 501-916-3158 or