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Start your future at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith. Our small classes enable you to get to know your professors. Our friendly campus allows you to join the fun, become a leader, or both. We offer more than 100 future-focused degrees, opportunities for internships with regional employers, and flexible learning options. Whether you’re a first-time freshman, a returning student, or a working person looking for advancement, you can count on UAFS to help you get started, keep you engaged and promote your success. Read on to find out what it means to be part of our pride.


Communication, Languages, Arts & Social Sciences Bachelor of Arts • English • History • Media Communication • Music • Political Science • Psychology • Rhetoric and Writing • Spanish • Studio Art • Theater Bachelor of Science • Criminal Justice • Graphic Design Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of General Studies* Associate of Arts Associate of General Studies

Business Bachelor of Business Administration • Accounting • Business Administration • Finance • International Business • Marketing

Education Bachelor of Science • Elementary Education K-6 • Middle Childhood Education 4-8 Bachelor of Science with Teacher Licensure • Biology 7-12 • English 7-12

• History with Social Studies 7-12 • Mathematics 7-12 • Spanish K-12

Associate of Science • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical Engineering

Bachelor of Music Education • Music Education – Instrumental K-12 • Music Education – Vocal K-12

Applied Science and Technology

Associate of Applied Science • Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Science • Animation Technology* • Electrical Engineering Technology* • Organizational Leadership (online option available)

Health Sciences Bachelor of Science • Dental Hygiene • Imaging Sciences – Diagnostic Medical Sonography* • Imaging Sciences – Leadership* (available online) Bachelor of Science Nursing • Nursing • Nursing RN to BSN (online-only program for registered nurses) Associate of Applied Science • Radiography • Surgical Technology

Bachelor of Applied Science* (online option available)

Associate of Applied Science • Computer Graphic Technology • Electronics Technology – Robotics (certificate) • General Technology – General – Automotive – Welding • Office Management Technology • Paralegal Studies • Workforce Leadership

Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Bachelor of Science • Biology • Chemistry • Criminal Justice • Engineering – Electrical or Mechanical** • Geoscience • Information Technology • Mathematics

EXPLORE ALL OF OUR DEGREES ONLINE AT: UAFS.EDU/DEGREE-PROGRAMS * Student required to begin in an associate degree or specific courses before entering bachelor program **Offered in coordination with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville



College of Applied Science and Technology The College of Applied Science and Technology offers career-based degree and certificate programs that combine academic coursework and hands-on learning. Students gain valuable preparation for the technical and occupational workforce while connecting with employers through internships, cooperative education and other opportunities along the way.

Programs and Degrees Bachelor’s Degrees – Animation Technology, Applied Science, Organizational Leadership, Electrical Engineering Technology Associate Degree and Certificate Programs – Automotive Technology, Computer Graphic Technology, Diesel Technology, Electronics Technology, General Technology, Office Management Technology, Paralegal Studies, Robotics Technology, Welding Technology, Workforce Leadership The Paralegal Studies program is accredited through the American Bar Association. CAST is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering.


Opportunities Through CAST, you’ll have access to a host of work-based learning opportunities, including internships that often lead to job offers before graduation. You’ll immediately practice the concepts you learn in the classroom and gain real-world experience in your field of study.



College of Business The UAFS College of Business is accredited by AACSB, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, placing it among the top 5 percent of business programs in the world. AACSB schools have the highest quality faculty, offer a relevant and challenging curriculum, and provide educational and career opportunities that are not found at other business schools.

Programs and Degrees Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting, Business Administration, Finance, International Business, Marketing Minor – Business Administration Other Programs – Certificate of Proficiency in Community Leadership and/or Professional Sales, Certificate of Distinction in Student Professional Development


Opportunities Become a leader, build your resume, and engage with the business world at UAFS. Develop your skills in an internship program. Join an honor society; serve as a collegiate ambassador; forge lasting bonds through Mentor Connections. Gain professional polish and earn a Certificate of Distinction in the process.



College of Communication, Languages, Arts & Social Sciences Offering a comprehensive education as well as core curricula for most degree programs at UAFS, the College of CLASS is the place to come for a broad understanding of the world while developing critical thinking and communication abilities that will serve you in every endeavor.

Programs and Degrees Bachelor of Arts – English, History, Media Communication, Music, Political Science, Psychology, Rhetoric and Writing, Spanish, Studio Art, Theatre Bachelor of Science – Criminal Justice, Graphic Design Bachelor of Social Work Minor – Anthropology, Art History, Creative Writing, Criminal Justice, English, Geography, History, Media Communication, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Resources Interpretation, Rhetoric and Writing, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Speech, Studio Art, Teaching English as a Second Language, Theatre Education/Teaching Programs in CLASS Disciplines – English 7-12, History with Social Studies 7-12, Music (Instrumental or Voice) K-12, Spanish K-12; Teaching English as a Second Language P-12 Endorsement


Opportunities Explore, excel and expand your horizons with these and other unique opportunities available to CLASS majors: Explore Book Arts in a fully functioning letterpress print shop. Participate in an extensive internship program for graphic designers. Practice Studio Art in the state-of-the-art Windgate Art & Design building. Create and produce original stage works in the award-winning Theatre Arts program. Travel internationally to immerse in Spanish language and culture.



College of Health Sciences The College of Health Sciences offers a number of high-demand baccalaureate and associate degree programs, including the Bachelor of Science in Nursing and an online-only RN-to-BSN for registered nurses. All programs in the college are designed to integrate theory, innovative practice and technology in classroom and medical settings, to inform students about healthcare trends, and to promote opportunities for career advancement.

Programs and Degrees Bachelor of Science – Dental Hygiene, Imaging Sciences / Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Imaging Sciences / Leadership, Nursing (BSN), Nursing RN-to-BSN Online Associate of Applied Science – Radiography, Surgical Technology Other – Practical Nursing (Certificate), Emergency Medical Technology (Basic) GRADUATE PROGRAM

Master of Science in Healthcare Administration


The online-only Master of Science in Healthcare Administration prepares students for leadership roles in the U.S. healthcare marketplace. Healthcare administrators are responsible for the business and financial aspects of hospitals, clinics, and other health services organizations. They organize and manage medical information and healthcare staffs. Program applicants must have an earned bachelor’s degree in nursing, healthcare administration, or a related healthcare field from a regionally accredited institution; an earned Bachelor of Business Administration will also be considered.

Opportunities Students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at UAFS, whether in our traditional program or the online-only RN-to-BSN program for registered nurses, are among the best prepared in the state and nation: UAFS had a 96 percent state board pass rate in 2015 – the highest of all Arkansas universities with nursing baccalaureate programs, and more than 10 points higher than the national pass rate.



College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics The College of STEM offers programs and courses designed to foster independence, analytical thinking and problem-solving. STEM majors at UAFS are prepared for graduate studies, teaching, and work in a wide variety of professions in fields spanning technology, engineering, medicine, research and more.

Programs and Degrees Bachelor of Science – Biology, Chemistry, Chemistry with Biochemistry Concentration, Engineering, Geoscience, Information Technology (with concentrations in Data Analytics, General, Networking, Programming and Security), Mathematics Associate of Science – Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering offered in association with the College of Engineering at the University of Arkansas - Fayetteville

Minors – Applied Statistics, Biology, Chemistry, Geoscience, Mathematics, Physics Education/Teaching Programs in STEM Disciplines – Biology 7-12, Mathematics 7-12


Opportunities Industry, government, medicine and business beckon STEM graduates who have developed their knowledge at UAFS and honed their skills through internships with regional employers, while prestigious graduate school opportunities await our well-prepared STEM scholars. And students who earn teaching licensure in biology or mathematics can rely on continuing support throughout their careers from the UAFS STEM Education Center.



School of Education The School of Education oversees all teacher education programs at UAFS, including teacher licensure programs in partnership with UAFS academic colleges; education baccalaureate programs for the elementary and middlechildhood levels; experiential training through Professional Development Schools; and continuing professional development through the UAFS STEM Education Center.

Programs and Degrees Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education K-6, Middle Childhood Education 4-8 Bachelor of Music Education – Instrumental K-12, Vocal K-12 Bachelor of Science with Teacher Licensure – Biology 7-12, English 7-12, History with Social Studies 7-12, Mathematics 7-12, Spanish K-12 Other Programs – Early Childhood Education (Associate of Applied Science), Preschool Education (Credential), Teaching English as a Second Language (Certificate)


Opportunities UAFS education majors gain professional development at 59 partner schools in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Continuing support for practicing math and science teachers in 47 school districts is available at the UAFS STEM Education Center. And the Education Renewal Zone serves 11 affecting teachers in all disciplines.


CAMPUS LIving Consider campus housing to take your college experience to the next level. All units are furnished and offer free on-site laundry facilities, high-speed Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art security. The Lion’s Den residence hall, primarily for first-year students, offers separate men’s and women’s wings, suites with choice of floor plans, movable furniture, easy access to community kitchens and lounge areas, and an on-site dining hall. Sebastian Commons apartments, primarily for upperlevel and married students, offers floor plans with full kitchens, private bedrooms, reserved parking, and volleyball and basketball courts.




You always have free access to on-campus events like Block Party, Fair Day on the Verde, The Haunted Union, Homecoming, Majors Expo, baseball, basketball and volleyball games, as well as intramural sports. Check out an art exhibit at Windgate Art & Design, take in a UAFS Theatre production at Breedlove Auditorium or take a yoga class in our new Recreation and Wellness Center.

• Academic • Arts • Culture • Fraternities and sororities • Honor societies • Political, religious and secular • Special interest • Sports clubs • University outreach

You don’t have to live on campus to find plenty of things to do. UAFS has over 100 registered student organizations you can participate in and plenty of events to attend.

With more than 100 student organizations at UAFS, you’ll find a broad range of activities to match your interests.


WE SUPPORT YOU UAFS offers classes and support services designed to ease your way to the degree and future you want. Flexible learning options. Online/distance courses and evening classes can accelerate your progress through many required courses, while degreecompletion programs accommodate busy adult students. Academic Success Center. Free walk-in tutoring and group workshops; writing center; math labs. Advising. One-on-one advising from the Advising Center for undecided majors and each academic college thereafter. Free Career Services. Internship guides, resume assistance, career planning and job search assistance through the Career Services office as well as CareerLink and other online resources. Babb Center for Student Professional Development. UAFS students develop the professional skills and personal attributes most valued by prospective employers.



As a military-friendly institution* UAFS has been recognized for its commitment to U.S. veterans and their families. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve your goals, and to making your transition to civilian life as seamless as possible. Our experienced School Certifying Official can help you obtain education benefits and connect you with community resources and workforce training opportunities. And our Veteran Resource Center – complete with computer stations, work tables, a lounge area and more – is your go-to place to connect with other student veterans on campus. Additional veterans services include early priority registration, a Student Veterans Organization, specialized New Student Orientation sessions, a National Guard tuition waiver and veteran-friendly advisors. *Recognized as a Top School in the 2016 Military Advanced Education Guide to Colleges and Universities.




• Maymester: Take a one- to three-week trip to study biology in Belize, business in China, pop culture in Key West, and more • Semester study abroad: Live and study in countries and cities such as Japan, South Korea, China or Hong Kong • Summer study abroad: Immerse yourself in the language or culture of another land • Spanish language immersion: Spend a summer or a semester in Salamanca, Spain

HONORS INTERNATIONAL STUDIES Experience UAFS as part of a community of high-achieving students focused on collaboration, innovation, research, cultural interaction and community engagement. HONORS PROGRAM ADVANTAGES • Domestic and international study trips • Funded domestic travel • Priority registration • Reserved on-campus housing


ATHLETICS LIONS TEAM SPIRIT The Lions varsity athletics teams are truly something to cheer about. They include men’s and women’s basketball, tennis, cross-country and golf, plus baseball for men and volleyball for women. • NCAA Division II • Heartland Conference • Nationally recognized men’s and women’s teams LOVE THE LIONS: • Join Numa’s Pride, the student cheering section at arena games. • Try out for the cheer and pom squads, which perform at all home games and some regional and national events.


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financial aid and scholarships Last year, UAFS students received more than $54 million in federal, state and institutional financial aid and scholarships.

Scholarships We know that you and your family are concerned with how to pay for college. UAFS offers a competitive range of scholarships to help you. *By applying for admissions you will automatically apply for the majority of university merit scholarships. Some full-tuition scholarships require a separate application.

A Financial Value UAFS offers a high-quality education at a low cost, making it one of the most affordable institutions in the region. Full-Time Tuition and Fees For One Academic Year (30 Hours)

Annual Tuition

Mandatory Fees


Undergraduate In-State and Border States

$4,800 ($160 x 30 hours)



Undergraduate Out-of-State

$13,110 ($437 x 30 hours)



Undergraduate International

$13,800 ($460 x 30 hours)





Academic Distinction

Up to $18,000 • Up to $4,000 for tuition and fees for 4 years • $1,000 toward Lion’s Den housing for up to 2 years

Academic Achievement

Up to $12,000 • Up to $2,500 for tuition and fees for 4 years • $1,000 toward Lion’s Den housing for up to 2 years

Academic Opportunity

Up to $10,000 • Up to $2,000 for tuition and fees for 4 years • $1,000 toward Lion’s Den housing for up to 2 years

Sebastian County Academic Opportunity

Up to $12,000 • Up to $2,000 for tuition and fees for 4 years • $1,000 toward Lion’s Den housing for up to 2 years • $500 for books and supplies each year

Financial Aid Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at beginning October 2016. We recommend applying by April 30. To find out more about scholarships, see


The financial aid code for UAFS is 001110.

Live in a gold state? Save some green! UAFS offers in-state tuition to residents of bordering states.


The University of Arkansas – Fort Smith offers a caring campus in the friendly city of Fort Smith, population 86,209, where all the makings of a well-rounded student experience are within easy reach.

• Outdoor life: Parks, trails and water recreation are all within the city limits, nestled between the Arkansas River and the Ouachita Mountains • Local events: Celebrate culture, music and people at festivals and other free events downtown and throughout the city • Shopping, dining and entertainment: Shopping centers, ethnic restaurants, movies and live entertainment are a walk or short ride away • Affordability: Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for cost of living • High-Tech Careers: Forbes recently named Fort Smith as a top city in the nation for highest-paying tech jobs

Paul B. Beran, Ph.D. CHANCELLOR Every day at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith, I see the future: It’s in the eyes of students like you pursuing their dreams. And, while each student comes to UAFS from a different place and with a different destination in mind, they all have one thing in common: They know the value of a solid education focused on the future. I’d like to personally invite you to come to UAFS and let us share in your dreams. Let us focus on your future together.


Now that you have learned more about UAFS, we want to learn more about you and help you take that next big step in your life. APPLY

How to visit our campus:

Applying is easy and FREE! Here is what you need to submit:

• Sign up to attend a Den Day, an exciting campus program designed to show you what it means to be a UAFS student. Sign up at • Schedule a campus tour at

• Application for Admission (Apply for admission online at ( • Official high school transcripts or GED scores • Official ACT or SAT test scores • Immunization records

DON’T FORGET • Information about additional Prestigious Scholarships can be found at • Get assistance with funding your degree by contacting our financial aid office at • Once admitted, sign up for campus housing at • Enjoy your journey as a UAFS student! Contact us today for assistance with the application process at 479-788-7120 or

5210 Grand Ave. • P.O. Box 3649 Fort Smith, AR 72913-3649 888-512-5466 • 479-788-7120









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UAFS 2016-17 Viewbook  

Get a quick overview of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. Find out what it means to be part of the pride! Rawrrrrrr!

UAFS 2016-17 Viewbook  

Get a quick overview of the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith. Find out what it means to be part of the pride! Rawrrrrrr!