Arkansas State University

- United States


We’re in the heart of the Mid-South with roots in the rich cultural mix of the Delta. We honor our past while looking to the future. We enjoy our central location but look to the world. We take pride in the diversity of our faculty, staff and students, while taking time to value each individual. We are a work in progress that’s been a century in the making.

Marking its first hundred years, Arkansas State University continues to expand in exciting ways. It’s growing to serve the region, state and nation – with a global perspective. By providing a solid educational base, the university prepares students for leadership as professionals and in their communities.

Arkansas State University developed from an agricultural school founded on April 1, 1909 by Act 100 of the 37th Arkansas General Assembly. It was created as one of four Arkansas high schools to teach agriculture, horticulture and the art of textile manufacturing. Today, the university grants bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees through 11 degree granting colleges. With cutting-edge research capabilities, Arkansas State is building on its first hundred years and looking to the future.

A-State aspires to be known by our commitment to diversity as evidenced by our inclusive work and learning environment, our acceptance of differences as positive and enriching, and our ability to attract, retain, and advance a diverse faculty, staff, and study body. Our actions are guided by the following Core Diversity Areas (DCAs):

Build new institutional diversity infrastructure

·         Conduct a diversity climate survey to determine institutional priorities

·         Establish a diversity council and affinity groups to provide opportunity for interaction and “free” expression

·         Establishing procedures for requesting Diversity Office funds

Enhance structural diversity, equity, and success

·         Institute a formal succession planning process to identify and prepare high-performing faculty to take on leadership roles (e.g., chairs, deans, etc.)

·         Ensure faculty have the necessary KSAOs to move into upper level positions

·         Work with student groups to ensure underrepresented students are on par with majority students regarding recruitment, retention, and graduation rates

Inform the search process

·         Participate in various stages of the search process (e.g., reviewing applicant and interview pools) to ensure fairness and consistency

·         Train faculty who serve on search committees on the search process and matters of diversity

·         Develop a list of recommended recruiting sources to ensure a diverse applicant pool

Cultivate diversity awareness, recognition, and appreciation

·         Initiate campus-wide diversity training

·         Elevate diversity competence as one the faculty pillars of excellence

Interface with institutional accountability systems

·         Advocate for diversity achievements in performance review process

·         Outline diversity actions in annual reports

·         Establish key employment ratios

Infuse diversity into the curricula

·         Work with faculty to build “touchpoints” for diversity into courses that may not have a traditional diversity focus

·         Offer relational training to all students


Agriculture and Technology

Agriculture Business

Animal Science

Crop Consulting and Agronomic Services


Plant Science

Spatial Technologies and Geographic Information Systems

Renewable Energy



Computer & Information Technology


Electronic Commerce



General Business

International Business




Education & Behavioral Science

Early Childhood Education

Educational Leadership

Physical Education

Psychology and Counseling


School Counselling

School Psychology

Sport Administration

Sports Management


Civil Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Engineering Management

Mechanical Engineering

Fine Arts


Art History

Graphic Design



Humanities & Social Sciences





Political Science

Public Administration

Social Science


Media & Communication

Communication Studies

Creative Media Production

Multimedia Journalism

Strategic Communication

Nursing & Health Professions

Physical Therapy

Health Science


Social Work

Sciences & Mathematics


Chemistry & Physics

Computer Science

Environmental Sciences

Mathematics & Statistics

Molecular Biosciences



English Requirements


IELTS – 6.0

TOEFL – 61


IELTS – 6.5

TOEFL – 79



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