The U of A will launch three new online bachelor’s degree programs this fall | SehndeWeb

Students can now apply to three new U of A online bachelor’s degree programs beginning in fall 2021.

The Sam M. Walton College of Business will launch online bachelor’s degree programs in human resource management and marketing, and the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences will add an online bachelor’s degree program in English. With these additions, students can now choose from over a dozen online bachelor’s degree programs offered by the U of A.

Online programs allow students from across the state and nation to earn degrees from the state’s flagship institution, even if they can’t travel to the Fayetteville campus. Students can complete the 120 credit hours online, or they can apply past college credits and earn their degrees online.

“Global Campus offers a comprehensive selection of online options for non-traditional, business-minded students,” said Matthew A. Waller, Dean of Walton College. “With degree and delivery choices, Walton College can help more Arkansans achieve their educational goals and career aspirations — and that’s why we’re here.”

The online Bachelor of Management offers a concentration in human resource management. Walton College also offers online bachelor’s degree programs in accounting, general business and supply chain management, and professional master’s degree programs in business administration and information systems.

Students in the online Bachelor of Arts in English program can choose between two concentrations: Rhetorical and Writing Studies or Current Affairs Studies. The department plans to add courses for the Creative Writing Concentration in the future.

“We are always excited to be able to expand our degree and course offerings and the methods by which students can access them,” said Todd Shields, Dean of Fulbright College. “By adding the online BA in English program, we are helping even more students learn the critical thinking, communication and creative problem-solving skills that will help them advance their careers and also benefit their lives well into the future. beyond the workplace.

Fulbright College also offers online bachelor’s degree programs in communication and interdisciplinary studies.

US and world news Report ranked U of A’s online bachelor’s degree programs 21st out of 337 ranked programs across the country in its January 2021 national survey announcement. Bachelor’s degree programs rank 19th among public institutions.


Including new programs, the U of A offers 42 bachelor’s, master’s, honors, and doctoral programs and approximately 20 undergraduate and graduate certificate programs. Programs are featured on the U of A ONLINE website.

“The U of A is committed to providing high-quality programs of study that are flexible enough to serve students who cannot come to the Fayetteville campus,” said Cheryl Murphy, vice provost for the distance education and responsible for the Global Campus. “The faculty of University Colleges have set high standards in the development of U of A’s online programs, and they have enabled more students from across the state to earn degrees from the flagship institution. of State.

Nationally, more than 3.2 million higher education students, or about 16%, took distance-only courses in the 2018-2019 academic year, according to data from the National Center. education statistics. During the same academic year at the U of A – from the second summer session in 2018 to the first summer session in 2019 – approximately 3,150 students, or about 10% of total enrollment, studied exclusively in line.

The Global Campus supports U of A colleges and schools in the development and delivery of online, distance learning, and workforce training programs and courses. It provides instructional design services, technology services, and assistance with enrollment, marketing, recruiting, and strategic academic development.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of American colleges and universities with the highest level of research activity. US News and World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

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