Welcome to Arkansas Tech University

Tech 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 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. Founded in 1909, Arkansas Tech University is rich in history and is now one of the fastest growing universities in the state. Tech is a great university in a great location. For more quick facts on Tech, check out Tech-At-A-Glance or take a campus tour and we will prove to you that we offer world-class instruction, outstanding facilities, student-first focus and a great value. Tech provides a campus small enough for individual attention, yet large enough for a quality education. When you consider that our graduation rate is among the highest in the state, region, and nation, its clear Tech is just the right size. Here at Tech, we strive to assist our students in any way possible. Our offices of Admissions and Financial Aid are ready to help you join our university. Tech even has an office dedicated to our International Students. We want to help you make the most of your college experience. For further information on Tech, feel free to come join us for a Campus Tour, visit our Prospective Students FAQ or contact our Office of Admissions.

Our Mission

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 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 By The Numbers

How does Tech rate?

  • Average freshmen ACT scores have ranked above national and state averages for 21 consecutive years
  • The average ACT score for the freshman class of 2015 is 22.05
  • Most affordable option among the top five universities in the state
  • Tech offers more than 120 student organizations

Student Body

  • Fall 2015 was the 17th consecutive year of record enrollment

Faculty

  • Over 400 faculty members

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Programs taught in:
  • English (US)

This school also offers:

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The Game and Interactive Media Design degree introduces students to the cutting edge of visual communication arts and the latest in the interactive digital technology sci ... [+]

The Game and Interactive Media Design degree introduces students to the cutting edge of visual communication arts and the latest in the interactive digital technology sciences. The program prepares students for work in the video game and entertainment industries as well as a broad range of fields requiring skills in animation, simulation, programming, web design, editing, mobile application development, interactive environment construction, and story formation.

Curriculum

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

Freshman

Fall Spring ENGL 1013 Composition I1 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1 3 Science with Lab1 4 Social Sciences1 3 MATH 1113 College Algebra 3 ART 1403 Two-Dimensional Design 3 ART 1001 Introduction to Art 1 ART 2213 Digital Skills for the Graphic Designer 3 ART 1303 Introduction to Drawing 3 COMS 1403 Orientation to Computing, Information, and Technology 3 COMS 1411 Computer and Information Science Lab 1 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 16 ... [-]
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Since the inception of the program in 1959, accounting graduates have established careers in every segment of the business world. Employment opportunities range from nati ... [+]

Since the inception of the program in 1959, accounting graduates have established careers in every segment of the business world. Employment opportunities range from national, regional, and local public accounting firms to corporations, sole proprietorships, and national state and local government entities. The accounting profession offers a promising future for men and women who are comfortable in meeting people, expressing themselves, working in changing environments, and who possess an inquiring and logical thought process.

Learning Goals for Accounting Major:

Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of current accounting practices and theory and be conversant in the language of business. Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to think critically about accounting topics. Students will demonstrate the ability to communicate accounting information effectively, both orally and in writing. Students will be able to demonstrate competency in current accounting information technology. Students will be able to demonstrate competency in ethical business and accounting decision making. ... [-]
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The Department offers majors in business data analytics. Decision making as a process is stressed. Students are taught to search for and identify important facts and prop ... [+]

The Department offers majors in business data analytics. Decision making as a process is stressed. Students are taught to search for and identify important facts and properly analyze them in developing sound alternative courses of action. Modern analytical techniques, as well as the importance of the behavioral sciences, are introduced.

Curriculum

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

Freshman

Fall Spring ENGL 1013 Composition I1 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1 3 BUAD 1111 Introduction to Business 1 COMM 2173 Business and Professional Speaking 3 BUAD 2003 Business Information Systems 3 BLAW 2033 Legal Environment of Business 3 MATH 2243 Calculus for Business and Economics 3 MATH 2223 Quantitative Business Analysis 3 Elective BDA 2003 Business Problem Solving 3 Total Hours 13 Total Hours 15 ... [-]
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The management and marketing major is designed generally to prepare students for careers as professional managers or as self-employed entrepreneurs in either profit-seeki ... [+]

The management and marketing major is designed generally to prepare students for careers as professional managers or as self-employed entrepreneurs in either profit-seeking or not-for-profit organizations. The curriculum emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of business principles and economic activities. The required course of study seeks to prepare the graduate not only for initial employment but for subsequent advancement in his/her chosen vocation. Effective education for business responsibility consists not only of the development of an understanding of the principles and methodologies which govern the organization and administration of the individual business enterprise, but also includes an understanding of larger problems and relationships of the economy as a whole.... [-]

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The program in computer science prepares students for careers as systems programmers in a scientific and/or engineering environment and for graduate work in computer scie ... [+]

The program in computer science prepares students for careers as systems programmers in a scientific and/or engineering environment and for graduate work in computer science. Mathematics and engineering courses supplement a strong core of computer science courses, enabling students to design and implement software that requires complicated computations, data structures and interfaces.

Curriculum

The matrix below is a sample plan for all coursework required for this program.

Freshman

Fall Spring ENGL 1013 Composition I1 3 ENGL 1023 Composition II1 3 Fine Arts & Humanities 3 Social Sciences1 3 U.S. History/Government1 3 MATH 2914 Calculus I 4 TECH 1001 Orientation to the University 1 COMS 2003 Microcomputer Applications 3 COMS 1403 Orientation to Computing, Information, and Technology 3 COMS 2104 Foundations of Computer Programming I 4 COMS 1411 Computer and Information Science Lab 1 Total Hours 14 Total Hours 17 ... [-]
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The rise in cyber threats has created an unprecedented demand for cybersecurity specialists. Data breaches, malware infections, and software vulnerabilities are common in ... [+]

The rise in cyber threats has created an unprecedented demand for cybersecurity specialists. Data breaches, malware infections, and software vulnerabilities are common in today's technology and it is critical to fully understand how these attacks occur, how to prevent them, and how to recover. A cybersecurity major will understand techniques used as well as the best methods to protect data. The cybersecurity degree includes courses in programming, wireless technologies, mathematics, and networking concentrating on theory and hands-on experience.

Available for enrollment beginning in the fall 2017 semester.

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The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a four-year degree program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). The Electrical Engi ... [+]

It is highly recommended that all freshmen engineering students starting fall 2017 purchase laptop computers. Laptop computer specifications are at: http://www.atu.edu/engineering/specifications.php.

The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a four-year degree program leading to the degree Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE). The Electrical Engineering Program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Our accredited electrical engineering program is one of only three in Arkansas located at public institutions.

The first two years of curriculum contain the needed science, mathematics, engineering, and computer science basics to prepare the student for the upper level courses. The junior and senior years of the traditional electrical engineering curriculum include 6 hours of technical electives, 3 hours of mathematics elective and 6 hours of electrical engineering electives which allow students to concentrate their studies in an area of specialization: electric power, controls and robotics, or communications. Students are able to practice and become licensed as electrical engineers when they graduate from A.T.U.'s ABET, Inc. accredited electrical engineering program.... [-]

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The Hospitality Administration degree program is designed to prepare students for management positions within the hospitality industry such as lodging, resorts, conferenc ... [+]

The Hospitality Administration degree program is designed to prepare students for management positions within the hospitality industry such as lodging, resorts, conference, convention and visitor centers, restaurants, contract services, theme parks and travel and tourism related operations.

The course work concentrates on general business, management, finance, marketing, accounting, law, computer science, and specific courses related to hospitality management. The entire curriculum features numerous opportunities for the practical application of problem-solving skills and creativity. The Hospitality Administration Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.... [-]

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The mechanical engineering program at Arkansas Tech is designed to give its students a solid grounding in the machine design and thermal systems areas and to satisfy the ... [+]

It is highly recommended that all freshmen engineering students starting fall 2017 purchase laptop computers. Laptop computer specifications are at: http://www.atu.edu/engineering/specifications.php.

Mechanical engineering is the profession which designs, develops, and manufactures machines that produce, transmit, or use power. Mechanical engineers are involved in the design, development, and production of virtually every product one can imagine. The range of job possibilities for mechanical engineers, both in location and function, is limitless. The mechanical engineering program at Arkansas Tech is designed to give its students a solid grounding in the machine design and thermal systems areas and to satisfy the engineering manpower needs of industry in Arkansas and the mid-south region. The required courses provide a basic foundation in mechanical engineering with a strong cross-disciplinary component and an emphasis on engineering design.... [-]

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