Departments & Programs
African & African American Studies
The African and African American Studies (AAST) program promotes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the history, culture, and identity of Africans and African Americans. Students may pursue African and African American Studies as a second major alongside a primary major in Fulbright College. Students in other colleges may declare a minor. Advice on suitable primary majors to be taken with an AAST second major may be obtained from the AAST Program Director.
Fulbright College has a long-established commitment to the study of American cultures. Virtually every department offers courses centered on various aspects of human experience on the North American continent. The American Studies major promotes interdisciplinary approaches to these fields and provides substantial flexibility for students wishing to design tightly focused or highly individualized courses of study.
Learn approaches to the various subfields within archeology, biological anthropology and cultural anthropology to better understand human similarities and differences.
Explore art education, art history, ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and visual design.
The Asian Studies Program at the University of Arkansas draws on the strength of our faculty both in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and in other colleges on campus to provide resources and training in Asian languages, cultures, history, politics and economics. In addition to offering a minor in Asian Studies, the program supports research initiatives, study abroad, and extra-curricular activities of faculty, students, and the local community.
Analyze the science of living organisms, including their structure, growth, function, origin, evolution, reproduction, distribution, behavior, and interrelationships.
Cell & Molecular Biology
Graduate studies may be pursued in any area of cell or molecular biology, including the study of various aspects of cell function, structure, metabolism, and chemical functions on, within, and between cells; the study of biomolecular interactions; the relationships between biomolecular reactions and observed cellular properties; molecular genetics, protein chemistry, biological structures; as well as the use of molecular detection methods to detect or characterize biological states in prokaryotes, eukaryotes, systematics, forensics, or health care.
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Examine matter and energy and the interaction between them with “the central science,” which bridges physics with the other natural sciences.
Study ancient art, architecture, history, mythology and philosophy. Housed in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, but includes faculty from five different departments. In addition to Greek and Latin, courses are offered in various aspects of classical civilization and study abroad options.
Learn about personal, group, and societal relationships and factors and processes that affect important relationships though a field that bridges the humanities and social sciences.
Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies
Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program, dedicated to the study of literature and culture from a global perspective and across languages, genres, disciplines, nations, and cultures. The program offers advanced academic training in foreign languages, literary translation, comparative literature, and cultural studies.
Creative Writing & Translation
The program leading to the degree of Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing provides graduate level training in creative writing and in the study of literature.
Data ScienceThe Data Science program is a joint degree offered by the College of Engineering, Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences and the Sam M. Walton College of Business.
Study the production and analysis of texts created in English, literatures written in the English language, English linguistics, and English sociolinguistics.
Courses are offered in European studies, broadly defined as the study of the geography, culture, history, language, and politics of central Europe, including the British Isles.
The gender studies minor introduces students to the ways that various academic disciplines have examined women’s and men’s differing participation in work, the family, political systems, and creative endeavors. Courses explore sex and gender differences and such concepts as masculinity and femininity, essence and performance; distributions of power, work, and resources; and the symbolic representation of gender and identity in literature, religion, and art.
Learn about the impact of natural processes on Earth and other planets through the study of Earth science, geography, and geology.
Open window onto the present through studying the past, narratives and counter-narratives across time and place, and mass movements and isolated action.
Fulbright College is strongly committed to the study of global interactions, and this program offers students a strong foundation for more advanced study as well as preparation for careers in an increasingly global economy and society. The degree offers a broad interdisciplinary course of study with a strong intercultural and international focus. Intensive language study and study abroad are especially encouraged.
Develop the skills to write for newspapers, magazines, and websites; produce stories for radio and television; or plan and produce promotional messages using traditional and new media.
Latin American & Latino Studies
Students interested in Latin America and wishing to maximize their potential for academic, business, professional, or government careers related to the area, may earn a second major or a minor in Latin American and Latino studies together with a primary major in another discipline in Fulbright College. Advice on appropriate combinations of Latin American and Latino studies with other primary majors as well as individual approval of such combinations may be obtained from the Latin American and Latino studies program director. New students in this program must officially declare both majors and notify the Latin American and Latino studies program director. Degree checks must also be cleared with the program director. Freshmen and sophomores considering this program are advised to begin their study of Spanish or Portuguese as early as possible.
Liebolt Premedical Program
The program provides guidance to students from every college on campus who are interested in pursuing a career as a physician.
Explore the measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities and sets, using numbers and symbols.
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
The Medieval and Renaissance studies minor is administered by the Humanities program. This minor encourages undergraduate students to pursue an interdisciplinary study of all aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance as a complement to their major field of study.
This multidisciplinary program prepares students for careers in the development and manufacturing of micro- to nanoscale materials, processing, and devices in such industries as biosensing, photonics, telecommunications, microelectronics, and MEMs. Typical students in this program will be full-time students residing on campus, but provisions may be made to support remotely located part-time students already engaged in professional careers.
Middle East Studies
Students interested in the Middle East and North Africa and wishing to maximize their potential for academic, business, professional, or government careers related to the area, may earn a second major in Middle East studies with a required primary major in an approved area such as anthropology, economics, world languages, geography, history, journalism, and political science.
Perform with bands, jazz ensembles, orchestra, opera, choirs, and other student ensembles and get inspired by faculty ensembles in this performance-focused, All Steinway School.
Investigate the truths and principles of being, knowledge, or conduct through a system of principles for guidance in practical affairs.
Investigate matter, energy, and the interaction between them through astronomy, bio-physics, computational/theoretical physics, nano-physics/condensed matter, physics education, or quantum and non-linear optics.
Explore the processes, principles, and structure of government political institutions, politics, public affairs, public administration, and law.
Predental Studies Program
The Predental Studies Program provides guidance to students from every college on campus who are interested in pursuing a career in dentistry.
Examine human behavior and mental processes through experimental and clinical psychology to study the science of mental life.
The Religious Studies Program is an interdisciplinary minor that enables students to explore the complex interplay of culture, society, historical traditions, and ideas.
School of Social Work
Develop skills to improve the lives of people, families, groups, organizations, communities, and those at economic risk.
Sociology & Criminal Justice
Study human social behavior, the development of human society and social institutions as well as systems of law enforcement, the judiciary, and corrections connected to the apprehension, prosecution, defense, sentencing, incarceration, and supervision of those suspected of or charged with criminal offenses.
Identify on- and off-stage talents through acting, musical theatre, dance, directing, writing, stage technology, scenic, lighting, and costume design, theatre management, and theory and criticism.
World Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Become a proficient communicator in another language while developing a better understanding of cultures and literatures around the world.