University of Arkansas at Little Rock
Policy Name: Extended Programs
Policy Number: LR 602.2
Effective Date: April 3, 2010
Revised Dates: April 7, 2010, February 22, 2023
Most Recent Review Date:
Online and Off-Campus Learning
Extended programs offer 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 https://ualr.edu/extendedprograms for a complete list of programs offered entirely online.
Some UA Little Rock courses are offered at off-campus locations throughout the greater Little Rock area. One such location is UA Little Rock Benton (see next section).
Associate of Arts in General Studies, UA Little Rock Benton
UA Little Rock offers an Associate of Arts in General Studies degree at UA Little Rock Benton. Students completing the degree will be able to advance to a four-year baccalaureate degree program at UA Little Rock 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 UA Little Rock faculty. On-site college entrance testing (COMPASS) is available for students aged 21 years and older, as well as individual testing for all students wishing to test out of developmental courses. Students enrolled in classes at UA Little Rock Benton have full student privileges at UA Little Rock’s main campus. Students may pay their tuition and fees at UA Little Rock Benton as well as sign up for a deferred payment plan. Textbook sales and buy-back services are offered on-site. Academic advising and financial aid assistance are also available, by appointment. For more information, contact UA Little Rock Benton at 501-860-6003, or visit https://ualr.edu/extendedprograms/index.php/home/programs/bachelors-degrees/ba-liberal-arts/.
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Online
The UA Little Rock Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts can be completed online through extended programs, with online coursework available from both UA Little Rock and other UA System institutions. Sixty (60) credit hours are required, in addition to the UA Little Rock 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 UA Little Rock’s core curriculum requirements. Specific majors may have additional requirements. Courses are taught by UA Little Rock faculty. Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts online have regular student privileges at UA Little Rock’s main campus and are subject to regular academic policies.
Source: UALR Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10, p. 41
Approved By: Chancellor Christina Drale
Custodian: Office of Extended Programs