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Our majors are designed to match the interests of students and prepare them for a rewarding career in a field they will enjoy. Explore Careers

Students Come First
Our motto may not be very catchy, but it says what we are about. Students tell us they enjoy the family-like atmosphere in their major. One reason is that students and faculty share a strong interest in what they are studying. All courses are taught by faculty members instead of graduate assistants. Our faculty are dedicated to providing academically excellent, career-oriented learning experiences and to meeting the needs of each student.

Departments & Academic Majors

Bumpers College offers 12 diverse majors for student interested in plants, animals, food, business, the natural environment and the human environment. Majors and related minors are provided by 9 academic departments and the School of Human Environmental Sciences. 

Apply to the UofA

Apply online or request a copy of the application form from your high school counselor or the Office of Admissions. Final Deadline for Fall Admission is August 15

Financial Aid / Scholarship Applications

When completing the University of Arkansas application for admission, students are encouraged to indicate their interest in applying for University scholarships.  An email with the link to apply for University scholarships will be sent to them.  Students must also complete the  Bumpers College scholarship application form, January 1  - February 15 to be considered for Bumpers College and departmental level scholarships.

University Housing

Once you are formally admitted to the University of Arkansas, the Office of Admissions will mail you an application brochure for University Housing. Make sure you return the application card found in the brochure to the University Housing Office with the $15 application fee. If you have specific questions about housing on campus, you may contact University Housing at (479) 575-3951.

Attend Orientation

New Freshmen and their parents should make plans to attend orientation sessions during the summer. Sessions are held June through August on the U of A campus. At your selected session, you will learn more about life at the U of A, meet with your academic advisor, and register for your fall classes. We recommend you plan to attend the early sessions of orientation.

Getting Here

Campus Map | Transit & Parking University Bookstore

Begin Classes

Move into your new residence hall in August and prepare for the fall semester. Make connections with your fellow students in your classes and through extra-curricular activities. Check into Registered Student Organizations and get involved! Get to know faculty members and your academic advisor in your new Bumpers College and University of Arkansas family.