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McEver Hall 104
1701 N. Boulder Ave.
Russellville, AR 72801
(479) 968-0498


The College is home to four departments, each with unique programs offering a variety of majors leading to baccalaureate or masters degrees within:

We are dedicated to providing high quality educational experiences for all students whether in biological sciences, pre-professional health, allied health & medical sciences, mathematics, nursing, physical sciences and science education. In addition to our dedication to quality education, we strive to create a friendly atmosphere in which students may interact and engage with the faculty and fellow students. Individualized academic advising, career counseling, and academic tutoring are available daily. Classroom instruction, demonstrations, challenging laboratory exercises, clinical and field experiences will provide an added dimension to academic studies. Student research opportunities are emphasized providing in-depth experience with data collection, the scientific method, technical writing, and the theoretical knowledge base of an academic discipline.

The geographic setting of our campus is ideal for field studies in the biological sciences, environmental sciences and geology. The lakes, rivers, mountains, and forests surrounding our campus also provide numerous opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, hunting, and fishing. So, if you enjoy outdoor activities, you will like studying science at Arkansas Tech University and its natural setting.


New Bachelor of Science degree in applied statistics beginning in summer 2020.

Dr. Jeanine Myers, head of the ATU Department of Mathematics and associate professor of mathematics, wrote the letter of intent proposing the new program. She noted that the degree will include two tracks --- actuarial science and data science --- that students will be able to pursue.

"Demand for professionals with strong quantitative analytical skills is not new," wrote Myers, "but recent changes in the economy and the growing reliance of our businesses and governments on data have created an even greater need for workers who can manage data, produce informative visualizations of data and are guided by fundamental statistical principles. The curriculum in applied statistics is tailored to professionals who may be working with data and statistics in any industry including natural resources, environmental agencies, non-profit organizations, health care, insurance, business and finance or any industry where the analysis of data research results is required."

The degree program will include classes in mathematical theory, statistical modeling, computer programming, economics and business analytics.

Visit to learn more about the ATU Department of Mathematics.


SCHOLARSHIP DONATION RECEIVED -- ATU President Dr. Robin Bowen accepts a check from Scott Douthit, III for the Linda Douthit Memorial Scholarship.   Douthit is the grandson of Linda Douthit, a former Russellville school teacher who passed away in 1987.    The endowed scholarship supports a student majoring in Biology in the College of Natural & Health Sciences.   Scott Douthit, a current student at ATU, is owner of Scotty’s Storage Trailer Rentals, Inc., in Russellville.    ATU Board member, Tom Kennedy, a long-time friend of the Douthit family, was included at the presentation. 

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Degree Programs Residing Within The College

  • Fisheries/Wildlife Biology
  • Health Informatics (online)
  • Nursing Administration (online)
  • Biology
    • General
    • Biomedical ("pre-med")
  • Chemistry
    • Professional
    • Biochemistry ("pre-med")
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Fisheries/Wildlife Biology
  • Geology
    • Professional
    • Petroleum
    • Environmental
  • Health Information Management
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Nursing B.S.N.
  • Nursing R.N. to B.S.N. (online)
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Secondary Teacher License (Collaboration with College of Education)
    • Life Science, Math, Physics, Chemistry

Adjunct Faculty Opportunities

Graduating with College Distinction

Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE)

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

ATU Astronomical Observatory

ATU Weather Station