Bachelor's Degree Programs


Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.)

The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers a Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.E.) degree in Career and Technical Education with several concentrations:

  • Business Education (BUED)- 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 (FCSE) - 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 (TEED)- 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.

K-6 grades

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.E.) is a customizable degree for all students within the College of Education and Health Professions. 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 and community agencies. With additional training and licensure, students can also work in school settings.
The Department of Curriculum and Instruction offers programs that prepare candidates for initial teacher licensure in Elementary Education (K-6).  Admission to the Elementary Licensure B.S.E. is competitive and consists of a three-stage process; simply meeting the minimum admission requirements will not guarantee admission. Admission will be determined by the Elementary Education faculty
The online Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Human Resource and Workforce Development program is specifically designed for adults who want to complete a bachelor's degree that opens doors to opportunity and personal growth. HRWD curriculum prepares individuals to apply integrated training, organizational development, and career planning and counseling skills to the design, management, and evaluation of programs to improve individual productivity, employability, job satisfaction, and organizational effectiveness. Undergraduates also obtain a solid academic base to pursue a graduate degree. This major does not lead to traditional licensure for teachers in Arkansas. All students start the program as a pre-HRWD major until all requirements for the degree-level major in the Catalog of Studies are met. Specific degree requirements are detailed in the Program Overview
Successful completion of the B.S.E. in Special Education provides students the knowledge base needed for initial license in Special Education (Grades K-12).

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

The bachelor of science program in kinesiology is designed to prepare candidates for a variety of career options in the vast field of movement science. The candidate for this major must select one of two concentrations:

  • K-12 Teaching Physical Education/Wellness & Leisure
  • Exercise Science

Career opportunities may include teaching physical education, coaching, analyzing and prescribing fitness programs, athletic training, or preparation for professional programs in allied health. Graduates of this program should be well prepared to enter graduate programs of study in such areas as pedagogy or adapted physical education, exercise physiology, biomechanics, athletic training, sport management, medical school, physical therapy school, and other allied health professional schools.

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.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

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.