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.
230 Memorial Hall
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.
Robert B. Cochran
530 Old Main
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.
428 Old Main
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.
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.
Daniel B. Levine
Chair of Studies
502 Kimpel Hall
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.
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.
417 Kimpel Hall
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.
416 Old Main
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.
330 Old Main
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.
333 Kimpel Hall
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.
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.
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.
211 Old Main
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.