J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences

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J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
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Old Main, home to the Office of the Dean of the College and administrative staff
Type Public
Established 1912
Dean Todd Shields
Students 8,025 (2017)[1]
Undergraduates 7,113 (2017)[1]
Postgraduates 912 (2017)[1]
Location Fayetteville, Arkansas, U.S.
36°04′07″N 94°10′34″W / 36.068681°N 94.176012°W / 36.068681; -94.176012Coordinates: 36°04′07″N 94°10′34″W / 36.068681°N 94.176012°W / 36.068681; -94.176012
Campus University of Arkansas
Affiliations University of Arkansas
Website fulbright.uark.edu
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The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts college at the University of Arkansas. It is named for former University President and United States Senator J. William Fulbright. The College has 19 different academic departments, and is the largest school or college at the University.[2] Fulbright College's Creative Writing and Translation programs rank among the top in the nation.[3]


University rankings
Forbes[5] 283
Times/WSJ[6] 444
U.S. News & World Report[7] 135 (tie)
Washington Monthly[8] 208
ARWU[9] 501 (tie)
QS[10] 801 (tie)
Times[11] 501 (tie)
U.S. News & World Report[12] 650 (tie)
  • Department of Anthropology
  • Department of Art and Sciences
  • Department of Biological Sciences
  • Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Department of Communication
  • Department of Computer Science and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Drama
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of English
  • Department of Geosciences
  • Department of History
  • Department of Journalism
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Music
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Psychological Science
  • Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
  • Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
  • School of Art
  • School of Journalism and Strategic Media
  • School of Social Work

School of Journalism and Strategic Media[edit]

The School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas is a subdivision of the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences that teaches and researches news, broadcasting, advertising, public relations, and related media subjects. The school is located in Kimpel Hall just north of the Walton College of Business.[13]


The school was founded for Walter John Lemke in 1928 and named in his honor posthumously in 1988.[14]


The undergraduate program has three concentrations: Editorial/News Concentration, Broadcast Radio & TV Concentration, and Advertising & Public Relations.[15]

The School also produces KUAF/National Public Radio, UATV, the university's student-run television network, "The Arkansas Traveler," the University's student newspaper, KXUA student radio, "The Razorback," the University's yearbook, and "The Hill Magazine," an annual in-depth publication.[13]

School of Social Work[edit]

The baccalaureate Social Work (BSW) program has been offered since 1940, one of the oldest undergraduate social work programs in the United States.[16] The Master Social Work program is also available for graduate Social Work students.[17]

Social Work Research Center[edit]

The Social Work Research Center was established in 2001, and studies poverty in Arkansas.[18] Results are published and brought to the attention of federal and state politicians.



  1. ^ a b c "Fall 2017 11th Day Enrollment Report" (PDF). University of Arkansas Office of Institutional Research. October 16, 2017. p. 3. Retrieved January 3, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences." University of Arkansas. Fulbright Home Page. Retrieved on 6-8-2008.
  3. ^ "2013 MFA Index". Poets & Writers. September–October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017: USA". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  5. ^ "America's Top Colleges". Forbes. July 5, 2016. 
  6. ^ "U.S. College Rankings 2018". Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education. Retrieved November 23, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Best Colleges 2017: National Universities Rankings". U.S. News & World Report. September 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ "2016 Rankings - National Universities". Washington Monthly. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Academic Ranking of World Universities 2017". Shanghai Ranking Consultancy. 2017. Retrieved August 29, 2017. 
  10. ^ "QS World University Rankings® 2018". Quacquarelli Symonds Limited. 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017. 
  11. ^ "World University Rankings 2016-17". THE Education Ltd. Retrieved September 21, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Best Global Universities Rankings: 2017". U.S. News & World Report LP. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "Facilities." University of Arkansas. Facilities Overview. Retrieved on February 27, 2010.
  14. ^ "Walter John Lemke Papers, 1821-1969." University of Arkansas Libraries. Overview of the Lemke Collection. Retrieved on February 27, 2010.
  15. ^ "Undergraduate Program." University of Arkansas. How the Journalism Program is structured. Retrieved on February 27, 2010.
  16. ^ "BSW Program." University of Arkansas. Website. 7-19-2008.
  17. ^ "MSW Program." University of Arkansas. Website. 7-19-2008.
  18. ^ "Social Work Research Center." University of Arkansas. Website. 7-19-2008.