Bachelor's Degree Programs
Undergraduate Degree Programs
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Career and Technical Education with several concentrations:
- Business Education - A concentration in Business Education offers on-campus students the chance to become effective educators and communicators as they learn to teach the latest computer technologies and subject matters that focus on the core areas of business. Both undergraduate and graduate tracks in business education provide rigorous and intellectually stimulating programs that offer students a broad variety of professional careers in business education and technology.
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education - On-campus students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Education degree may select the Family and Consumer Sciences Education Program Concentration as a field of specialization in career and technical education. Requirements for initial licensure may be met by completion of the B.S.E.
- Technology Education - A Bachelor of Science in Education degree with a concentration in Technology Education is a licensure program that prepares one to teach technology, pre-engineering, or other technical subject matter at the high school, middle-level, or community college. Additionally, the program prepares one to enter mid-level technical/management careers in business and industry.
To be recommended for an initial teaching license in childhood education (kindergarten through grade 6), the student must complete both the B.S.E. in Childhood Education and the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) in Childhood Education
degree programs OR the four-year licensure B.S.E. in Elementary Education.
The Bachelor of Science in Education in Communication Disorders prepares students for graduate level studies in speech-language pathology and audiology or graduate level coursework in other educational and health related professions.
The Bachelor of Science in Education in Educational Studies (B.S.Ed.) is a customizable degree for all students within the College of Education and Health Professions. Available in the fall of 2014, it focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching. This degree, in itself, does not include licensure. Students completing this program will have the cognitive ability to apply teaching strategies to a variety of employers such as private sector businesses, nonprofit organizations, community agencies and with additional training and licensure school settings.
The HRWD major is specifically designed for career adults seeking to complete a bachelor’s degree. The plan of study accelerates degree-completion by awarding technical credit for professional certifications and knowledge gained by experience. Online courses are offered on a traditional 15-week semester schedule. Undergraduates also obtain a solid academic base from which they can pursue a graduate degree. This major does not lead to a traditional licensure for teachers in Arkansas.
- P-12 Teaching
- Applied Exercise Science
The bachelor's degree in Community Health Promotion is designed for students interested in helping people and communities adopt healthy behaviors and healthy lifestyles. The Community Health Promotion major will prepare students for careers in public health including worksite health promotion specialists, community health education, and jobs in public health agencies and community based organizations. In addition, the program is applicable for students interested in pursuing post graduate study in allied health fields, such as physical or occupational therapy, or public health.
The Bachelor of Science in Education in Recreation and Sport Management prepares students to enter the recreational work force at an entry level position or pursue graduate studies in such areas as public and commercial recreation management, sports management and outdoor adventure leadership.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a program to prepare candidates for initial teacher licensure in Special Education. Graduates of the B.S.E. in Special Education will be prepared to teach students with disabilities from kindergarten to 12th grade.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing prepares graduates for hospital, school and community settings where they manage acute and chronic patient care and promote health and wellness. Nursing professionals specialize in geriatrics, dialysis, oncology, emergency, hospice and many other areas of health care.
The R.N. to B.S.N. online program provides the opportunity for Registered Nurses with an associate's degree to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Holding a bachelor's degree improves the earning potential of nurses as well as their career advancement opportunities.