University College

Integrative Studies

B.A. or B.S. in integrative studies: This major allows students to design their own degree plan. By choosing two or more areas of concentration, students will tailor a degree to fit their interests and career objectives. This degree will prepare graduates for a career in their degree field.

Special opportunities

One-on-one mentoring: Meet with an advisor to design a degree plan for your specialized interests. Work with a faculty member throughout your college career to ensure you are on track to meet your educational, personal and professional goals.

Internships: Internships are available in a wide variety of industries and work settings. Your advisor will help coordinate internship opportunities across any field, company and city you choose to pursue.

Service learning emphasis: As a community of mission, the University wants to empower students to make a difference in and out of the classroom. Woven through the curriculum are opportunities for students to gain and apply knowledge and skills to projects in the community, whether that be on campus, in Searcy or beyond.

Travel opportunities: Earn credit while seeing firsthand how others are changing the world through their work and vocation by taking advantage of experiential education excursions to New York City and Washington, D.C., along with any of the University’s international programs.

  • “I was excited to sculpt my own major to be exactly what I wanted.”

    Elizabeth Fouts,
    Integrative Studies

    Meet Elizabeth
  • “I knew, in that moment, I needed to have a career in relationship building.”

    Easton Davis,
    Integrative Studies

    Meet Easton
  • “The integrative studies major meets my needs because of the flexibility.”

    Marlee Scaife,
    Integrative Studies

    Meet Marlee

Careers and Graduate School Preparation

Compete in an ever-changing job market or pursue graduate studies in the following areas:

  • Business
  • Health care
  • Law
  • Medicine
  • Social services
  • And more

Requirements for Integrative Studies

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Meet Our Staff

Heath Carpenter

Heath Carpenter, Ph.D.
Director, Integrative Studies

Office: American Studies 304

Contact Us

Location: Student Center Room 236

Box 10749