New Colleges at UA Little Rock

What does that mean?

On July 1 the university rearranged all of its colleges. This really does not influence students, as it is largely an administrative move. For most students, it’s all about their major or program of study. So maybe they are attached to a department — probably more attached to a specific professor. However, each department belongs to a college, and the colleges belong to the Academic Affairs side of the university-house. 

Our Psychology Department went from being in the College of Social Sciences and Communication (CSSC) to the newly formed College of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, and Education (CHASSE). The Psychology Department is very excited to be part of CHASSE and to be led by Dean Sara Beth Estes. She has done amazing work in her time here at UA Little Rock and we anticipate even more great things as she oversees the departments in the CHASSE college.

The other departments in CHASSE are:

  • Applied Communication
  • Art and Design
  • School of Education
  • English
  • History
  • Mass Communication
  • Music
  • Philosophy & Interdisciplinary
  • Psychology
  • School of Public Affairs
  • Rhetoric and Writing
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Theatre Arts and Dance
  • World Languages

The other two new colleges are: 

College of Business, Health and Human Services (CBHHS)

  • School of Business
  • School of Counseling, Human Performance, & Rehabilitation
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Social Work
  • Speech Language Pathology

Donaghey College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (CSTEM)

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Construction Management & Civil & Construction Engineering
  • Earth Sciences
  • Engineering Technology
  • Information Science
  • Mathematics and Statistics
  • Physics and Astronomy
  • Systems Engineering

Each college has a Dean, Associate Dean, Finance Director and Director of Student Services, who help departments with the business side of teaching, and help students address any issues hindering their success. The Dean reports to the Provost, who is the head of Academic Affairs. It might be useful to think of the Provost as the Chief Academic Officer of the university. The Provost works with the university Chancellor—the CEO of the university—and is part of the Chancellor’s cabinet. You can find more information about the University Administration at this website

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