Undergraduate Catalog Course Descriptions

In this section of the catalog, all undergraduate courses taught at Arkansas Tech University are listed alphabetically by subject area. Courses fulfilling subject matter requirements in more than one area are cross-listed; e.g., the listing POLS(HIST) 4043 is offered for three semester hours of credit in either political science or history. For departmental write-ups and detailed curricula of programs of study, see the appropriate division of the catalog.

Course numbers are to be interpreted as follows:

The first digit refers to the level of the course: 1-freshman, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior; 0-designates a course that cannot be used to satisfy general education requirements nor provide credit toward any degree.

Normally, the middle two digits merely differentiate the course from others and have no meaning for the student, and the last digit refers to the number of hours of credit allowed for the course. Exceptions to this include internships, externships, practicums and variable credit classes where hours earned can be 10 or more. In these cases, the last two numbers refer to the number of hours of credit allowed for the course.

Typically an hour of credit requires one hour of classroom work per week for the duration of a semester.

Code Description
(1ATU) New Student Orientation
(ACCT)Accounting
(AGAS)Agriculture Animal Science
(AGBU)Agricultural Business and Economic
(AGED)Agricultural Education
(AGEG)Agriculture Engr and Mechanization
(AGLE)Agricultural Leadership
(AGPM)Agricultural Pest Management
(AGPS)Agriculture Plant Science
(AGSS)Agriculture Soil Science
(AHS)Allied Health Science
(AMST)American Studies
(ANTH)Anthropology
(ART)Art
(BAS)Bachelor of Applied Science
(BDA)Business Data Analytics
(BIOL)Biology
(BLAW)Business Law
(BUAD)Business Administration
(CHEM)Chemistry
(CHIN)Chinese
(CJ)Criminal Justice
(COMM)Communications
(COMS)Computer and Information Science
(CSEC)Cybersecurity
(CSP)College Student Personnel
(CUL)Culinary
(DE)Driver Education
(EAM)Emergency Admin and Mgmt
(ECE)Early Childhood Education (AS)
(ECED)Early Childhood Education (BS)
(ECON)Economics
(EDMD)Educational Media
(ELED)Elementary Education
(ELEG)Electrical Engineering
(ELIC)ELI Program
(ELIG)ELI Grammar
(ELIL)ELI Listening
(ELIR)ELI Reading
(ELIW)ELI Writing
(ENGL)English
(ENVS)Environmental Science
(FIN)Finance
(FR)French
(FW)Fisheries Wildlife Biology
(GAME)Game and Interactive Media Design
(GEOG)Geography
(GEOL)Geology
(GER)German
(HA)Hospitality Administration
(HIM)Health Information Management
(HIST)History
(HLED)Health Education
(HONR)Honors Program
(HUM)Humanities
(IPBL)Interdisciplinary Studies
(JOUR)Journalism
(JPN)Japanese
(LAT)Latin
(LBMD)Library Media
(LEAD)Leadership
(MATH)Mathematics
(MCEG)Mechanical Engineering
(MEDT)Medical Technology
(MGMT)Management
(MKT)Marketing
(MLED)Middle Level Education
(MS)Military Science ROTC
(MUS)Music
(MUS)Music - Musical Performance
(MUS)Music - Music Ensembles
(MUSM)Museum
(NUR)Nursing
(NURN)Nursing for Registered Nurses
(PE)Physical Education - Activities
(PE)Physical Education - Academic
(PHIL)Philosophy
(PHSC)Physical Science
(PHYS)Physics
(POLS)Political Science
(PS)Professional Studies
(PSY)Psychology
(RDNG)Reading - Elementary Education
(READ)Reading
(RP)Recreation and Park Administration - Coeducational Activities
(RP)Recreation and Park Administration - Academic
(RS)Rehabilitation Science
(SEED)Secondary Education
(SOC)Sociology
(SPAN)Spanish
(SPED)Special Education
(TECH)TECH
(TH)Theatre
(VOBE)Vocational Business Education
(WS)Wellness Science - Activities
(WS)Wellness Science - Academic