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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Academics

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith requires a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a bachelor's degree. If students would like to graduate in less time than normal, they can choose the accelerated degree program.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith does accept transfer credits. The school accepts AP credit and IB credits. Additionally, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has a summer session, so students can earn credits during the summer.

Around 44% of students who started college at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith graduate within six years.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.

What Classes Do I Have To Take at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.

Students are not required to fulfill a lanuage requirement, but there is a math and science requirement. Students do not have to take a computer class.

Majors at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

When choosing a major, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith students have several choices to make. Scroll down to see a full list of majors offered at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith below.

Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major. Double majoring may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.

Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith does not require a senior project for all students.

Does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Have Services For Students With Disabilities?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith offers services for students with disabilities. Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.

Does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Offer Online Classes?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has distance learning options for students who are interested in taking classes online.

Does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Offer Credit for AP Classes?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith offers some credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken in high school. Schools have different requirements for what AP scores they accept, so some students may not receive AP credit.

Does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Have An Honors Program?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, but does not offer a Freshman Honors College.

Does University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Require Internships?

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith does not require an internship for all students, but does require an internship for students in some majors. Students can look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job.

ROTC

The Reserve Officers' Training Corps, which is also commonly known as ROTC, is a leadership program that prepares students to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces after graduation. College level ROTC programs prepare students to become officers in the military through physical, academic, and leadership training. ROTC programs are part of the college curriculum and usually cover the cost of tuition.

Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith has an Army ROTC program and an Air Force ROTC program.

Some ROTC programs are provided directly on campus and others are hosted at a cooperating instiution off campus. The ROTC program locations at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith include: - an ARMY ROTC branch unit on campus - an Air Force ROTC branch unit hosted at a cooperating instution off campus

Dual Degree Programs at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time. A 3-2 dual degree program is a five-year program wherein the first three years are spend taking undergraduate courses and the final two years are spent taking graduate courses. Upon completion of the 5 years, the student will be awarded two degrees, a bachelor's degree and a master's degree.

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith does not have any dual degree programs available for students.

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University of Arkansas-Fort Smith Majors & Subject Areas

Communication, General
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Music Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Biology Teacher Education
History Teacher Education
Spanish Language Teacher Education
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Pre-Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Robotics Technology/Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Spanish Language and Literature
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
English Language and Literature, General
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
General Studies
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Psychology, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Forensic Science and Technology
Social Work
Political Science and Government, General
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Welding Technology/Welder
Graphic Design
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Art/Art Studies, General
Music, General
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
Surgical Technology/Technologist
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Business Administration and Management, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Organizational Leadership
Executive Assistant/Executive Secretary
Selling Skills and Sales Operations
History, General

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

5,887

Campus Setting

Suburban

Acceptance Rate

79%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$5,130

Out-of-State

$14,220

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