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University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas, United States
The University of Central Arkansas aspires to be a premier learner-focused public comprehensive university, a nationally recognized leader for its continuous record of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, scholarly and creative endeavors, and engagement with local, national, and global communities.

Distance Learning Courses

Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)

About

History

The Arkansas State Legislature created The Arkansas State Normal School (now known as UCA) in 1907.  The purpose of The Arkansas State Normal School was to properly train students to become professional teachers and rid Arkansas of haphazard schoolteachers.  Classes began in 1908 with nine academic departments, one building on 80 acres, 107 students and seven faculty members.  

Education

Total certificates and degrees offered – 162 (2 Certificate of Proficiency, 2 Technical Certificates, 3 Associate’s Degrees, 89 Undergraduate, 11 Graduate Certificate, 34 Master’s Degrees, 11 Post-Master’s Certificates, 2 Specialist Program and 7 Doctoral)

Research

  • UCA Concussion Management Program
  • Inter-Professional Education
  • Adult Neurological Research Group
  • Arkansas Center for Research in Economics (ACRE)
  • Client Feedback in Counseling
  • Corrections, Culture, and Career Lab
  • Camp Halsey Archaeological
  • Taxation and the Behavior of Individuals, Entities, and Governments

Career

The mission of the Career Services Center is to assist students in maximizing their educational experience by providing access to career planning, programs, presentations, and employment opportunities.

  • Career coaching
  • Part-time, work study, internship, & full-time employment opportunities
  • Career education
  • Career development programs

Services

Student services

SGA aspires to be a united and engaged organization that acts and advocates on behalf of UCA Students to ensure their success and achievement.

Housing services

  • STEM at Arkansas Hall
  • BIZ at Bear Hall 
  • EDGE at Hughes Hall 
  • The Stars at Short/Denney Hall 
  • Farris Honors Hall 
  • HPaW at Baridon Hall
  • Bernard Hall 
  • Carmichael Hall 
  • Conway Hall 

Library services

Torreyson Library plays a central role in supporting the university by providing resources, services, and information literacy instruction to ensure student success.

ICT services

The Division of Information Technology (IT) strives to provide UCA with the most flexible and stable infrastructure possible in order to promote quality user support and innovative solutions for the most complex problems of the academic, business, and research areas of the University.

Medical services

We are pleased to offer a wide range of medical services to our students, faculty and staff:

  • General Family Practice services
  • Lab
  • X-Ray
  • Immunizations
  • Procedures
  • Women's Health services

Student Life

Campus life

  • 356 total campus acreage 
  • 124 campus buildings and facilities 
  • 3,242,632 building square feet maintained

Sports facilities

  • Estes Stadium – Football
  • Skyboxes at Bear Hall
  • Indoor Center
  • Farris Center – Men's and Women's Basketball
  • Bear Stadium – Baseball
  • Farris Field – Softball
  • Prince Center – Volleyball
  • Bill Stephens Track/Soccer Complex – Men's & Women's Track & Field and Soccer

Student clubs

  • Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Alpha Psi Omega
  • Beta Alpha Psi Accounting Honor Society
  • Honors Center Society
  • National Residence Hall Honorary
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • National Society of Leadership and Success, University of Central Arkansas
  • Phi Alpha Theta
  • Pi Theta Epsilon

Accreditation

The University of Central Arkansas is a member of and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as a bachelor’s, master’s, specialist’s, and doctoral degree granting institution.

Conway, Arkansas, United States

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