AACSB Accredited

Southern Arkansas University “feels like home” with personalized tour visits, faculty and staff who care about student success, and a caring campus community. SAU also offers traditional and unique academic degree programs that are ranked nationally for quality and affordability.

Nestled in a quiet and beautiful part of south Arkansas, SAU is a great place to call home and to study a broad range of academic programs, including some unique offerings to the state and region. Along with boasting a complete college experience on campus, the University is a short drive from outdoor activities and is central to many regional hubs, such as Texarkana, Shreveport, Little Rock, etc.

Established in 1909, SAU has built on its dedication to student achievement and continues to grow, both on campus and online, with more than 80 degrees in four distinct colleges and the School of Graduate Studies.

Mission

The mission of Southern Arkansas University is to educate students for productive and fulfilling lives in a global environment by providing opportunities for intellectual growth, individual enrichment, skill development, and meaningful career preparation. The University believes in the worth of the individual and accepts its responsibility for developing in its students those values and competencies essential for effective citizenship in an ever-changing, free, and democratic society. Further, the University provides an environment conducive to excellence in teaching and learning, scholarship, creative endeavors, and service.

Vision

SAU is a quality, comprehensive, regional University expanding accessible and transformational learning experiences.

Goals

  1. Implement strategies that demonstrate student learning as the most important university experience.
  2. Insure the University Learning Goals and General Education Goals are achieved through a comprehensive assessment process.
  3. Recruit and retain diverse, well-qualified faculty and staff that support an environment of collegiality and academic excellence.
  4. Develop and implement enrollment management strategies that recruit students of character and academic promise.
  5. Improve retention and graduation of students.
  6. Establish strategic partnerships and initiatives to expand advancement and development of SAU.
Programs taught in:
  • English

This school also offers:

BBA

Southern Arkansas University

Most business majors will choose a traditional field of specialization such as Marketing or Finance. However, others may wish to couple the core concepts of business with ... [+]

The expanding global economy offers a wealth of opportunities for today’s business majors. Firms worldwide are looking for bright, motivated employees with the skills needed to make their business successful. The fundamental concepts of a business degree give students valuable insights into today’s complex market.

Most business majors will choose a traditional field of specialization such as Marketing or Finance. However, others may wish to couple the core concepts of business with specialized skills in fields outside those of the traditional business degree. For these students, the General Business Major is a great fit. General Business students may choose to minor in Fire Science Management.... [-]

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September 2019
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BSc

Southern Arkansas University

SAU Engineering is housed in a dedicated, state of the art facility near a newly renovated dormitory reserved in part for science majors. Courses emphasize solving engine ... [+]

SAU Engineering is housed in a dedicated, state of the art facility near a newly renovated dormitory reserved in part for science majors. Courses emphasize solving engineering problems and obtaining practical experience through internships. The baccalaureate degree provides a broad background in mechanics of materials, structures and control systems. Our engineering program enjoys a unique partnership with local industries; real-world engineering problem‐solving is enhanced by practical experience our majors receive through industry internship opportunities. The students are also required to work on a senior capstone engineering design project overseen by a faculty member.

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September 2019
English
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Southern Arkansas University

B.S. in Computer Science offers the students a strong and general foundation in computer science theories and practices. Students learn how to design and implement effici ... [+]

B.S. in Computer Science offers the students a strong and general foundation in computer science theories and practices. Students learn how to design and implement efficient and intelligent algorithmic solutions to challenging computer science problems. They are also trained in data management, data analytics, software engineering and other core computer science concepts. Both desktop and mobile platforms are introduced.

Learning Goals Our graduates communicate effectively. Our graduates can make ethical decisions related to the use of technology. Our graduates demonstrate the knowledge and principles of computer operating systems, architecture and machine organization to solve proble... [-]
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September 2019
English
Full-time
Campus
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