Degree Spotlight: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology


Degree Spotlight B A in Sociology

Dr. Adriana Lopez provides an overview of the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at UA Little Rock.

The UA Little Rock Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is a completely online program that focuses on the study of our behavior as social beings. The B.A. in Sociology program develops and deepens a student’s understanding of social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class.

“Sociology is this fascinating way of looking at society from different perspectives,” said Adriana Lopez, associate professor of sociology at UA Little Rock. “What sociology is going to teach our students is most of the concerns we worry about are shared by a lot of people.”

The 120-hour online program promotes the knowledge of key social factors and research design through courses such as minority groups, environmental sociology, and women in changing society.

Ramirez said the goal of the program is to teach students how to understand social structures, research methods, and the implementation of social policies.

Adriana Lopez/ eLearning Chris Bailey

“What we try to do in the sociology program is to get students to think about their place in society and how society shapes their options, likes, and attitudes,” Lopez said.

Because the B.A in Sociology degree covers a wide range of topics within the humanities, earning a sociology degree can be an advantage in numerous industries. Students who have earned a sociology degree are often well-positioned to pursue a career in human service administration, counseling, public office, or education.

Lopez explained sociology is a far-reaching and varying field that interacts with other disciplines like anthropology, political science, philosophy, and psychology, providing students a wide range of professional possibilities.

For more information on the B.A. in Sociology online program email:

Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC)

At your Fingertips: Mathematics Assistance Center

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If you are a student preparing for a math test or need tutoring to improve an overall grade, the UA Little Rock Mathematics Assistance Center (MAC) may be able to help. Located in rooms 409 and 478 of the Engineering Technology Applied Sciences (ETAS) building, the MAC is a place for students to study, do homework, or receive help from one of the tutors on staff.

In the past, the MAC has primarily offered students face-to-face assistance. However, after a trial run during the fall 2019 semester, the MAC now offers online assistance to students as well.

“We just started that this semester,” said Denise LeGrand, MAC Coordinator. “If students go to Blackboard and search for the ‘math assistance’ organization, they can go in there and we [assist] through Collaborate.”

Student working in MAC/ UA Little Rock Online Christopher Bailey

While an appointment is not necessary for on-campus assistance, LeGrand suggests online students make an appointment to give tutors a “heads-up” on the problem they are needing help with.

Tutoring is available for all online college math courses, according to LeGrand. The appointment form and hours of availability can be found on the MAC website.

Students who may have a difficult time explaining a particular math problem online can simply take photos or screenshot the problem and upload it along with the appointment form, according to LeGrand.

Another resource offered by the MAC is a website that allows students to take practice exams, download study guides, or work on a specific skill.

“We have a website we use called Edready which lets students review college math courses and take practice tests, and that’s all free for students,” LeGrand said.

For more information on the UA Little Rock MAC go to  or call 501-371-7667.

UA Little Rock online health program ranked among nation’s best

Courtesy of Online Schools Report

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s online public health program has been ranked among the best in the nation for 2019.

According to Online Schools Report, UA Little Rock ranked No. 8 on its list of the Best Online Bachelor’s in Public Health. To determine the best public health programs, Online Schools Report checks data such as median debt of graduates from the program, student satisfaction, how many degrees are offered within that program’s department, and the percentage of students that graduated from that department.

The Bachelor of Science in health education and promotion is designed to prepare students as health professionals in community health agencies, health maintenance organizations, as well as business and industry wellness programs. The 120-hour online degree program is also designed to assist the entry-level health educator in taking the National Health Education Credentialing examination.