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Degrees, Departments & Course Descriptions

The following courses are offered by the Graduate School of the University of Arkansas. Each course is identified by a four-digit number, which carries the following information:

The first three digits identify the course, the first digit denoting course level. The fourth digit indicates semester credit hours. A course starting with a 4 in this catalog is dual-listed as an undergraduate course; a course starting with a 5 is generally master’s level work, and a course starting with a 6 is generally doctoral-level work.

The letter “V” is used in place of the last digit for those courses in which credit is variable, the minimum and maximum credit being given in parenthe­ses after the course title.

A suffix to the course number will provide further identification. An “L” denotes a laboratory. Other suffixes may be found in the class schedule.

As nearly as can be determined in advance, the semester in which each course will be offered is designated by a symbol in parentheses placed immedi­ately after the course title.

  • Courses marked (FA) will be offered in the fall semester.
  • Courses marked (SP) will be offered in the spring semester.
  • Courses marked (SU) will be offered during one or both terms of the summer session.

Where there are prerequisites to a course, these are noted following the description. Students are urged to check prerequisites before enrolling in any course, and to consult their advisers whenever there is any question of prereq­uisites having been satisfactorily completed.

NOTE: Graduate degrees are not offered in each of these fields. For degrees offered, see the Fields of Study Index.

Changes in Catalog Information

This catalog contains information that should be accurate at the time of completion. However, regulations, fees, programs of study, and individual courses are regularly revised, and the catalog information is, thus, subject to change.

Students are expected to keep informed concerning current regulations, policies, and program requirements in their fields of study and must meet all requirements of the degree programs in which they are enrolled. Courses that are modified or added to a curriculum and that are incorporated into the curriculum at a level beyond that at which a student is enrolled may become graduation requirements for that student. Courses that are incorporated into the curriculum at a level lower than the one at which the student is enrolled are not required for that student.

The most current information, including a full listing of all Graduate School policies, may be found on the Graduate School Web site at

Departments and Schools

Dept. of Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness (AEAB)

Dept. of Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BAEG)

  • Biomedical Engineering (BMEN) (M.S.B.M.E.)
  • Biological Engineering (BENG) (M.S.B.E.)

Ralph E. Martin Dept. of Chemical Engineering (CHEG)

Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry (CHBC)

Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction (CIED)

  • Childhood Education (CHED)
  • Curriculum and Instruction (CIED)
  • Educational Leadership (EDLE)
  • Educational Statistics and Research Methods (ESRM)
  • Educational Technology (ETEC)
  • Elementary Education/Reading (ELED/RDNG)
  • Middle-Level Education (MLED)
  • Secondary Education (SEED)
  • Special Education (SPED)

Dept. of Education Reform (EDRE)

College of Engineering (ENGR)

  • Biological Engineering (BENG)
  • Chemical Engineering (CHEG)
  • Civil Engineering (CVEG)
  • Computer Engineering (CSCE)
  • Electrical Engineering (ELEG)
  • Environmental Engineering (ENEG)
  • Industrial Engineering (INEG)
  • Mechanical Engineering (MEEG)
  • Operations Research (OMGT)
  • Transportation Engineering (TREG)

Foreign Languages (FLAN)

  • Foreign Languages (FLAN)
  • French (FREN)
  • German (GERM)
  • Spanish (SPAN)

Dept. of Geosciences (GEOS)

  • Geography (GEOG)
  • Geology (GEOL)

Dept. of Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation & Dance (HKRD)

  • Health Science (HLSC)
  • Kinesiology (KINS)
  • Physical Education (PHED)
  • Recreation (RECR)

School of Human Environmental Sciences (HESC)

Div. of Interdisciplinary Studies

Walter J. Lemke Dept. of Journalism (JOUR)

Dept. of Mathematical Sciences (MASC)

Eleanor Mann School of Nursing (NURS)

Dept. of Political Science (PLSC)

  • Political Science (PLSC)
  • Public Administration (PADM)
  • J.D./M.A. Program
  • J.D./P.A. Program

Dept. of Rehabilitation, Human Resources, & Communication Disorders (RHRC)

  • Communication Disorders (CDIS)
  • Counselor Education (CNED)
  • Higher Education (HIED)
  • Rehabilitation (RHAB)
  • Workforce Development Education (WDED)

School of Social Work (SCWK)

Dept. of Sociology & Criminal Justice (SOCI)

Course Prefixes (Alpha Codes)

AAST African American Studies
ACCT Accounting
AERO Aerospace Studies
AFLS Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
AGEC Agricultural Economics
AGED Agricultural Education
AGME Agricultural Mechanization
AGST Agricultural Statistics
AIST Asian Studies
AMST American Studies
ANSC Animal Science
ANTH Anthropology
ARAB Arabic
ARCH Architecture
ARED Art Education
ARHS Art History
ARSC Arts and Sciences
ASTR Astronomy
BENG Biological Engineering
BIOL Biology
BLAW Business Law
CATE Career and Technical Education
CDIS Communication Disorders
CEMB Cell and Molecular Biology
CHEG Chemical Engineering
CHEM Chemistry
CHIN Chinese
CIED Curriculum and Instruction
CLST Classical Studies
CMJS Criminal Justice
CNED Counselor Education
COMM Communication
CPLT Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
CSCE Computer Science
CSES Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences
CVEG Civil Engineering
DANC Dance
DEAC Dance Education/Activity
DRAM Drama
EASL English As A Second Language
ECON Economics
EDFD Educational Foundations
EDLE Educational Leadership
EDRE Education Reform
ESRM Educational Statistics and Research Methods
EDUC Education
ELED Elementary Education
ELEG Electrical Engineering
ENDY Environmental Dynamics
ENGL English
ENSC Environmental Science
ENTO Entomology
ENVD Environmental Design
ETEC Educational Technology
EUST European Studies
EXED Extension Education
FDSC Food Science
FIIR Fulbright Institute of International Relations
FINN Finance
FLAN Foreign Languages
FREN French
GEOG Geography
GEOL Geology
GEOS Geosciences
GERM German
GERO Gerontology
GNEG General Engineering
GREK Greek
GRSD Graduate School (Interdisciplinary)
HESC Human Environmental Sciences
HIED Higher Education
HIST History
HKRD Health Science, Kinesiology, Recreation and Dance
HLSC Health Science
HNED Education Honors
HORT Horticulture
HUMN Humanities
INEG Industrial Engineering
ISYS Information Systems
ITAL Italian
ITED Industrial and Technical Education
JAPN Japanese
JOUR Journalism
KINS Kinesiology
LARC Landscape Architecture
LAST Latin American Studies
LATN Latin
MATH Mathematics
MBAD Master’s of Business Administration
MEEG Mechanical Engineering
MEPH Microelectronics-Photonics
MEST Middle East Studies
MGMT Management
MILS Military Science
MKTG Marketing/Logistics
MLIT Music Literature
MUAC Applied Music (Class)
MUAP Applied Music (Private)
MUED Music Education
MUEN Music Ensemble
MUHS Music History
MUPD Music Pedagogy
MUSC Music
MUSY Ethnomusicology
MUTH Music Theory
NURS Nursing
OMGT Operations Management
PADM Public Administration
PEAC Physical Education (Activity)
PERS Persian
PHED Physical Education
PHIL Philosophy
PHSC Physical Science
PHYS Physics
PLPA Plant Pathology
PLSC Political Science
POSC Poultry Science
PSYC Psychology
PTSC Plant Science
PUBP Public Policy
RECR Recreation
RHAB Rehabilitation Education
RSOC Rural Sociology
RSST Russian Studies
RUSS Russian
SCWK Social Work
SEED Secondary Education
SOCI Sociology
SPAC Space and Planetary Sciences
SPAN Spanish
SPED Special Education
STAT Statistics
TLOG Transportation and Logistics
UACS Clinton School
VAED Vocational and Adult Education
WCOB Business
WDED Workforce Development Education
WLIT World Literature


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