University of Central Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas Admissions and School Information

The University of Central Arkansas, located in Conway, Arkansas, is 30 miles away from the state capital of Little Rock. Certificates and degrees are conferred through six separate colleges of business, education, fine arts, health science, liberal arts and natural science, and by the graduate school.

About the University of Central Arkansas

Over 12,000 students enroll each year in the University of Central Arkansas' 81 undergraduate programs, 42 graduate programs and 4 doctoral degree programs. In addition to these traditional, classroom-based studies, the university also has an ROTC program, distance education options and study abroad programs.

Over 80% of all students enrolled at this university attend classes full-time. Popular undergraduate degrees include kindergarten and pre-k education, biology, marketing, nursing and psychology.

University of Central Arkansas Admissions and Enrollment Information

In addition to their completed applications, prospective University of Central Arkansas freshmen must furnish high school transcripts, ACT or SAT scores, proof of immunization for rubella and measles and transcripts of any prior college. Graduate students must meet the admission criteria of their individual departments.

Academic Divisions of the University of Central Arkansas

College of Business

The College of Business is the University of Central Arkansas' second-oldest division, and the college has recently broken ground on a new facility. Degree programs include undergraduate and graduate level study in economics and finance, arketing and management, accounting and management information systems. The College of Business is made up of over 1,500 undergraduates and 100 graduate students.

College of Education

The College of Education grants teacher certification and licensure, as well as undergraduate and graduate degrees in early childhood education, special education and leadership studies. Undergraduate study areas include early childhood, middle school and secondary education. The many graduate fields of study include degrees in educational leadership, instructional technology, reading, and a Master of Arts in Teaching.

College of Fine Arts and Communication

College of Fine Arts and Communication students earn bachelor's and master's degrees in art, music, mass communication and theatre and writing. The University of Central Arkansas also runs a well-populated visiting artists' series, with world-renowned artists, authors, dancers and musicians in attendance for performances and master classes.

College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

The University of Central Arkansas' College of Health and Behavioral Sciences is unique in that it offers more programs for health services and medical education than any other 4-year university or college in Arkansas. Departments and fields of study include family and consumer sciences, health science, physical education, military science, nursing, psychology and counseling, occupational therapy and speech pathology.

College of Liberal Arts and Humanities/World Cultures Institute

The university's largest individual entity is the College of Liberal Arts, which grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in geography, sociology, history, political science, English, philosophy and religion and world languages. The college also runs the University of Central Arkansas' Humanities and World Cultures Institute, which administers interdisciplinary programs in Southern and Arkansas studies, language arts and gender studies.

College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is home to the university's departments of chemistry, biology, computer science, mathematics, physics, astronomy and environmental sciences. These departments confer 10 bachelor's degrees and 4 master's degrees, including undergraduate pre-professional education in dentistry, engineering and medicine. The college also houses a brand-new digital planetarium and the Arkansas Center for Mathematics & Science Education.

Graduate School

University of Central Arkansas' graduate school administers all the university's upper-level programs of study. In all, the school runs programs that lead to 41 graduate certificates and master's degrees, as well as to doctoral degrees in physical therapy, school psychology, leadership studies and communications sciences disorders.

Contact Information

  • Address: 201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, AR 72035
  • Phone Number: (501) 450-5000