The composition program at UA Little Rock prepares students for college and career success by helping them develop critical thinking and writing skills. We work with local high schools to provide concurrent credit and dual enrollment.

For more information, contact Director of Composition Tammy Scaife at Learn more about how students are placed in composition courses.

Options for Our Learners

Instructors teach composition courses during 15-week semesters and accelerated 8-week sessions during the academic year, and during 5-week sessions in the summer. We deliver in-person, online, and hybrid courses (meet half on campus and half online). Typically, students who are self-starters and excel in writing will do well in online and accelerated classes. Students must complete the same work in an accelerated or online course as they would in a 15-week, face-to-face course because the same credit is earned.

Online Portfolio

All students in the program complete a digital portfolio in which they present and reflect on their work. They also discuss their development as writers over the semester. Your online portfolio will help advance you academically and professionally.


To be successful, take advantage of UA Little Rock resources such as the University Writing Center and student counseling. To find more resources, please visit the Composition FAQ page.