2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog
Arkansas Tech University is dedicated to student success, access, and excellence as a responsive campus community providing opportunities for progressive intellectual development and civic engagement. Embracing and expanding upon its technological traditions, Tech inspires and empowers members of the community to achieve their goals while striving for the betterment of Arkansas, the nation, and the world.
Arkansas Tech University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACPHA)
P.O. Box 400
Oxford, MD 21654
American Chemical Society (ACS)
1155 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
777 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 750
Tampa, FL 33602-5730 USA
Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education
(Health Information Administrator)
233 N Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60601-5800
Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET
111 Market Place, Suite 1050
Baltimore, MD 21202
Council for the Accreditation of Emergency Management Education (CAEME)
(Emergency Administration and Management)
1589 Skeet Club Road, Suite 102-109
High Point, NC 27265
Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT)
22377 Belmont Ridge Road
Ashburn, VA 20148
Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
415 North Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
1140 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
*This accreditation covers the institution’s initial teacher preparation and advanced educator preparations programs.
National Institutional Memberships
- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
- American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
- American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
- American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
- American Association of University Women (AAUW)
- American Council on Education (ACE)
- American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
- Association for Institutional Research (AIR)
- Association of Departments of English (ADE)
- Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL)
- Association of Governing Boards (AGB)
- Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)
- Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)
- Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
- Council for Opportunity in Education (COE)
- Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
- Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences (CAH & CNHS)
- Council of Graduate Schools (CGS)
- Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (CHRIE)
- Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR)
- National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
- National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs (NAUFWP)
- National Business Education Association (NBEA)
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
- National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)
- National Council on Rehabilitation Education (NCRE)
- National League for Nursing (NLN)
- National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
Students are urged to acquaint themselves with this catalog thoroughly. It sets forth policies and procedures for enrolling and successfully completing the various programs of study.
The basic responsibilities of selecting a major field, enrolling in the prescribed courses of study in the field, and complying with the University’s requirements for graduation rest with the student; however, University personnel will assist the student with problems encountered. Further assistance is offered in the form of capable departmental advisors, a full-time guidance and counseling service, and an appropriate graduation check list to serve as a reminder of the various graduation requirements.
For More Information
|General Information||(479) 968-0389|
|Academic Advising Center||(479) 964-0843|
|Academic Affairs Office||(479) 968-0319|
|Admission Office||(479) 968-0343|
|Alumni Office||(479) 968-0242|
|Director of Athletics||(479) 968-0345|
|Administration and Finance Office||(479) 968-0300|
|Controller Office||(479) 968-0583 ext. 2300|
|Counseling Office||(479) 968-0329|
|Disabilities Coordinator||(479) 968-0302|
|TDD (479) 964-3290|
|Financial Aid||(479) 968-0399|
|TDD (479) 968-0224|
|Graduate College||(479) 968-0398|
|Health and Wellness Center||(479) 968-0329|
|President’s Office||(479) 968-0228|
|Public Safety||(479) 968-0222|
|Registrar’s Office||(479) 968-0272|
|Student Accounts||(479) 968-0271|
|Student Services||(479) 968-0239|
|University Testing Center||(479) 968-0302|
|Student Housing||(479) 968-0376|
|Tucker Coliseum||(479) 968-0337|
*The provisions of this catalog are subject to change without notice and do not constitute an irrevocable contract between any student and Arkansas Tech University.
Equal Opportunity Employment
Arkansas Tech University will provide equal opportunity in employment to all persons. This applies to all phases of the personnel process, including recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, demotion, separation, transfer, training, compensation, discipline, and all other employment terms, conditions, and benefits. Arkansas Tech University prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
Arkansas Tech University will provide a copy of this policy to all applicants for employment. All faculty and staff will be notified annually of the policy. Further, Arkansas Tech University will consider through a designated grievance procedure, the complaints of any person who feels that he or she has been discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
Arkansas Tech University will have an Affirmative Action Plan that contains a set of specific and result-oriented procedures to apply every good faith effort to achieve prompt and full utilization of minorities, women, those with disabilities or veterans at all levels and all segments of its workforce where deficiencies exist. Additionally, Arkansas Tech University will continually monitor and evaluate its employment practices to ensure that they are free of bias or discrimination based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status.
A copy of the Affirmative Action Plan, including specific responsibilities and provisions for implementation and compliance, will be made available upon request.
Responsibility for implementation and compliance with this Affirmative Action policy has been delegated to the Affirmative Action officer, Bob Freeman who can be reached by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 479-968-0241.
Arkansas Tech University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in any of its practices, policies, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, employment, admissions, educational services, programs or activities which it operates, or financial aid.
Arkansas Tech University complies with all applicable state and federal laws including, but not limited to, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974, Age Discrimination Act, Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act, Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Responsibility for implementation and compliance with this Non-Discrimination Policy has been delegated to Bob Freeman, Affirmative Action officer.
It is the policy of Arkansas Tech University to maintain the University Community as a place of work and study for staff, faculty, and students free of harassment, to include sexual and gender harassment and all forms of sexual intimidation and exploitation. All students, staff, and faculty should be aware that the University is both concerned and prepared to take action to prevent and correct such behavior. The determination of what constitutes sexual harassment will vary with the particular circumstances, but it may be described generally as unwanted sexual behavior, such as physical contact and verbal comments or suggestions which adversely affect the working or learning environment of others. Anyone who is subjected to offensive sexual behavior is encouraged to pursue the matter through the established informal or formal grievance procedures. Generally, the informal procedures afford an opportunity to explore a problem and consider alternative means for its resolution.
Annual Budget / Financial Report
A copy of the annual budget is available in the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center. A copy of the annual financial report is available from the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance in Room 202 of the Administration Building.