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The Bachelor of Arts in mass communication online degree program emphasizes critical thinking, writing, content creation, the effects of the media on the public as media studies, and related journalistic and strategic communication practices. This is a program that offers two tracks of emphasis. Students can either choose the media studies or the professional option.
The Master of Science in information science is rated in the US top 3 programs, as well as Most Affordable. The MSIS is a 33-credit-hour program designed to familiarize individuals with the advanced knowledge, skills, and technologies for working with large amounts of complex data.
The Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies online degree program is designed for students who have a wide range of interests and are considering multiple majors. The 120-hour program offers a solid academic foundation as well as the opportunity to explore aspects of several academic disciplines both within and outside of the College of Arts, Letters, and Sciences in order to craft a single degree that fits each student’s goals.
The Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree prepares students for the general practice of social work with diverse individuals, families, groups, and communities. Building on a person-in-environment perspective, the curriculum is designed to develop knowledge of human behavior and social problems as well as critical thinking, assessment, problem solving, and evaluative skills.
The 120-hour online program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.
The Political Science program offers courses for students interested in understanding government and politics at the international, national, state, and local level. The mission of the program is to provide students with both a substantive knowledge of politics and the skills necessary to make use of that knowledge effectively, not only as private citizens participating in a democracy, but also in a wide range of careers.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in business information systems prepares students for high-demand, technology-based careers in a rapidly evolving global environment. The 120-hour, fully online degree program couples technical skill development with business competencies to ensure the production of efficient and effective business applications. Business information systems majors develop skills in communication, teaming, and problem […]
The Learning Systems Technology Education (LSTE) unit prepares students in the field of instructional design and technology for careers in public schools, community colleges, higher education institutions, business, industry, military, and medical settings or other facilities. The LSTE certificate program is designed to provide graduates a greater understanding of the dynamic interactions between content, pedagogy, and technology. It also fulfills the core requirements for those wanting to move on to the M.Ed. in LSTE.
The Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing prepares you for impactful careers in advertising, marketing management and professional sales. The 120-hour degree program blends three key aspects of marketing, advertising to consumers and business, understanding and connecting to the marketplace and finally building and managing the relationships necessary to be successful in the marketplace.
The Master of Education in gifted, creative, and talented education K-12 online program provides specialized knowledge and competencies needed to meet the challenge of providing an appropriate education for children and adolescents with exceptional abilities.
This 30-hour program is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. It is also accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
Please note: The Associate of Science in Law Enforcement will be available Fall 2022. The Associate of Science in Law Enforcement is a two-year degree program that provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career and promotional opportunities in law enforcement. Courses are designed to teach you about the criminal justice system, […]
The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) is an interdisciplinary online program designed to transition students from working in a technical field to completing a specialized degree. An Associate of Applied Science or 40 hours of technical military credit is required for admission to this program and is applied toward the 120 credit hours required for the degree.
The Bachelor of Science in nursing (RN to BSN) online completion program offers registered nurse graduates of either an associate or a diploma program the opportunity to pursue a BSN while continuing employment. The accelerated program can be completed in 12 or 18 months.
The Bachelor of Arts in psychology degree promotes the application of psychological principles, scientific reasoning, and problem-solving skills to further the understanding of human behavior. The 120-hour program teaches ethically and socially responsible behaviors for professional and personal settings in a landscape that involves increasing diversity.
The Master of Arts in professional and technical writing offers a wide variety of courses in workplace and technical communication, nonfiction writing and publishing, and the teaching of writing from elementary school through college. Students may choose to complete a 36-hour degree that culminates in a traditional academic thesis or a 42-hour degree that culminates in an online portfolio.
The Bachelor of Science in Education in middle level education degree prepares candidates to teach grades 4-8. It not only provides expertise in teaching field content and pedagogy, but also leads to Arkansas licensure in the middle school content areas of math, science, language arts, and/or social studies.
The Bachelor of Arts in professional and technical writing (PTW) develops written and rhetorical literacy through coursework that provides practical writing, editing, and document design skills for the 21st century. The 120-hour, online degree program has two concentrations: nonfiction and technical writing.
The graduate certificate in data science provides interested professionals the opportunity to get recognized for some basic training in the data and information science disciplines, and serves as a stepping stone toward pursuing other graduate degrees, such as the M.S. in information science and Ph.D in computer and information sciences (information science track).
The Bachelor of Business Administration in business analytics prepares students for high-growth technology-based careers in the rapidly evolving global business environment. Dependent upon use of big data and evidence-based decision making, companies are seeking graduates with analytics knowledge and skills and real-world business insights.
The Bachelor of Arts in history prepares students for a wide range of careers by teaching a core set of transferable skills through the study of societies, cultures, and economies across a broad chronological and geographical spectrum. As a history major, you will learn important skills which are attractive to a wide range of employers. Graduates go on to use these skills in a variety of different jobs as educators, researchers, editors, information managers, advocates, or business executives. History Department graduates earn the highest starting salary of any Bachelor of Arts in history graduates in the state of Arkansas.
The gerontology graduate certificate program is designed to provide professionals with knowledge of the biological, sociological, and psychological aspects of the aging process as well as an understanding of the social policies and services that respond to the needs of the older adult.
The Master of Science in health education and promotion is designed to provide professional educational opportunities to interested students, wellness directors, health education practitioners including certified health education specialists, researchers, corporate wellness/fitness coordinators, health department personnel, and health management personnel throughout Arkansas and the nation.
The information quality graduate certificate program is a 12-hour program that offers graduate students and working professionals opportunities to enhance IQ career entry and growth through specialized study.
The 12-hour program, which can be completed in two semesters, offers graduate students and working professionals opportunities to enhance IQ career entry and growth through specialized study.
The Master of Science in information quality (MSIQ) is a career-oriented program focusing on practice, skills, and theory. The 33-hour program is designed to prepare students for careers in industry and government as well as advanced graduate studies.
The Bachelor of Arts in mass communication online degree program emphasizes critical thinking, writing, content creation, the effects of the media on the public as media studies, and related journalistic and strategic communication practices. This is a program that offers two tracks of emphasis. Students can either choose the media studies or the professional option
The Bachelor of Business Administration in management provides students a strong foundation in business essentials and develops critical thinking, specialized conceptual knowledge, and problem-solving skills needed in the modern business environment.
With an emphasis in management, the 120-hour online degree program prepares students for professional leadership positions in small businesses, corporations, and government.
The Master of Education in learning systems technology education online degree program prepares instructional designers and learning scientists to analyze problems and apply solutions for modern learning programs though teaching and administrative roles. Graduates of this 36-hour program may apply these skills to a variety of careers in public schools, community colleges, higher education institutions, business, industry, government, military, and medical settings or facilities.
The Bachelor of Science in health education and promotion prepares students for the specialized field of health sciences in their community. The 120-hour program also assists the entry-level health educator in taking the National Health Education Credentialing examination.
The Master of Education in reading is a 30 hour accelerated online degree program that helps novice and veteran teachers become specialized educators. One of the two degree plans can lead to certification (reading specialist and/or dyslexia therapist) in the state of Arkansas. The Reading Generalist degree plan does not lead to certification.
The graduate certificate in gifted and talented education is designed for teachers looking to develop and implement creative teaching strategies for advanced learners in the K-12 setting. This 15-hour program is perfect for educators at all levels: classroom teachers, guidance counselors, and administrators wishing to improve the learning environments of their students. It meets the requirements for Arkansas Licensure in Gifted and Talented Education.
The online writing instruction graduate certificate program is the only graduate-level certificate in the country that provides writing teachers with training specifically in online instruction.
The 18-hour program helps current and new online faculty develop online courses that meet the standards of the Conference on College Composition and Communication Position Statement on Principles and Example Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction.
The Master of Arts in mass communication online degree program emphasizes critical thinking about mass media and its journalistic and strategic communication practices, media content and its effects on the public. The 33-hour program offers students the option to either write a master’s thesis or create a professional project as their capstone experience.
The undergraduate certificate in workplace Spanish enables students to develop a practical foundation (intermediate-level proficiency) in Spanish with basic vocabulary and cultural competency critical to serving Arkansas’s growing Spanish-speaking population. The 15-hour, interdisciplinary program is designed for students planning careers in the service professions.
The dyslexia therapist graduate certificate program is designed to provide teachers the knowledge and skills to work effectively with students experiencing moderate to severe reading difficulties including dyslexia.
The Associate of Arts in General Studies (AAGS) is a 60-hour degree that students can either obtain by itself or on the way to completing a bachelor’s degree. We recommend that students complete the AAGS as a stepping-stone because it may lead to career advancement while they complete their bachelor’s degree. It also ensures that the student earns a credential just in case they are unable to or decide not to finish the bachelor’s degree.
The Computer and Information Sciences Ph.D. program designed to promote strong multidisciplinary collaborations across several computing disciplines whose bodies of knowledge influence and intertwine with each other. Graduates of this 75-hour program are prepared to thrive in diverse computing- and knowledge-based industries as well as in research and education at academic, industry, and federal agencies.
Two emphasis tracks of the program, information quality and information science, are offered online.
The Bachelor of Arts in applied communication equips students with communication skills that may be applied in their personal lives as well as across a number of professions, including business, education, government, and industry.
The 120-hour program teaches students how to use a positive communication framework to ethically lead by analyzing messages, developing messages, anticipating communication barriers, accomplishing communicative goals, embracing difference, and influencing discourse.
The Bachelor of Arts in history with a minor in education offers an excellent program for the preparation of social studies educators. In the history-social studies education program, students gain experience in research, writing, and discussion in history, geography, political science, economics, and behavioral sciences, as well as practical teaching experience through 4 field placements in local schools. This program has a 100% placement rate in K-12 schools for all history/secondary education students who wish to teach full time.
The Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice online degree program is designed for students pursuing careers in law enforcement, corrections, and juvenile and adult courts. The criminal justice major will receive instruction in administration, criminal behavior, and a variety of correctional and criminal issues.
The undergraduate certificate in business analytics enables students to develop marketable technical and decision making skills relevant to all functional areas of business- accounting, finance, economics, information systems, management, and marketing.
The Master of Science in Criminal Justice is an accelerated online degree program that is designed to help people currently working in the field develop the essential knowledge and skills needed to become an effective practitioner or supervisor in the criminal justice system. All required courses for the M.S. in criminal justice are offered in an accelerated format. Students can expect to complete the 36-hour program in 3 years (7 semesters).
The Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting degree provides students a practice-based education that prepares them for careers in public accounting, finance, business and government. The 120-hour, accredited online program fulfills all of the requirements to sit for the Arkansas CPA exam. Candidates who successfully complete the CPA examination must complete 150 semester hours to […]
The mission of the Department of Applied Communication is to foster the co-creation of better social worlds through positive communication. The Master of Arts in applied communication studies provides graduate students with a solid theoretical and practical understanding of how communication practices operate in everyday life.
The Master of Social Work (MSW) is a 60-hour degree program that prepares social workers for advanced practice and leadership roles — to have the skills and knowledge to enhance individual, family, group, organization, and community well-being; to work for social and economic justice; and to meet the human-service needs of Arkansas and the surrounding region.
The Bachelor of Arts in sociology degree is dedicated to the study of the social lives of people, groups, and societies. This 120-hour program promotes effective communication, critical thinking, and data analysis through its broad selection of courses. Graduates of this program receive a valuable foundation for direct entry into meaningful careers or graduate study in a wide range of fields including law, education, counseling, social work, public health, and public administration.
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