From this page are linked official, approved Program Completion Plans (PCPs) – also known as Academic Maps – for undergraduate degrees at the University of Central Arkansas. The links are presented by entry year in the navigation panel on the left side of this page. Six years of plans are kept in the navigation panel. Older annual indexes are linked from the PCP Archives page.
A PCP – or Academic Map – is a plan designed by an academic department to assist students in mapping a program of study to meet all degree requirements for graduation from UCA. PCPs include, but are not limited to, programs participating in the guaranteed Eight-Semester Program Completion Plan initiative (see below).
Students: You should meet with an academic advisor every semester to consider available course offerings in relation to graduation requirements, to confirm academic progress toward graduation, and to update your plan of study. Remember that changes of major or minor, repeating courses, or any other disruption in your plan of study may delay timely completion of your degree. Ask your advisor about UCA's powerful program planning application DegreeWorks.
Academic Departments: Please use the PCP Guidelines and Templates link for PCP templates and instructions on how to submit or update a PCP.
The 8-Semester Guarantee
UCA now offers entering first-time students assistance in completing many of the university's undergraduate degrees in eight semesters. Eight-semester PCPs are included in the list below. The following paragraphs answer some of the questions asked most frequently by students about the eight-semester guarantee. (Use this link to view a list of programs for which eight-semester plans are not available: non-eight programs.)
How do I enroll in an 8-semester program completion plan?
During your summer registration appointment, your advisor will ask if you want to participate in one of these degree plans. Your participation means that UCA will ensure class availability, as outlined in the plan, to keep you on track for graduation as long as you continue to meet the conditions for participation.
What are the conditions for participation?
To participate in UCA's 8-semester guarantee program, you must
Enter the University of Central Arkansas as a first-year student in the fall semester and choose a major that offers an Eight-Semester Program Completion Plan
Complete the Guaranteed Eight-Semester Degree Completion Program contract with your advisor prior to the first day of class (Use this link to view a sample of the contract [PDF format].)
Follow the schedule of classes on your Eight-Semester PCP throughout your eight semesters
Maintain satisfactory academic progress in all courses and programs
Satisfy all prerequisites for the courses listed in your Eight-Semester PCP prior to enrollment in courses for which they are required (This may include prerequisites for the BA degree requirement in a foreign language.)
Have your course schedule approved by your official advisor each semester and enroll during your designated registration period
Accept any available section of a required course – or an alternative course sequence approved by your academic advisor – that can be accommodated in your class schedule
Remain in your declared major and successfully complete all courses and other degree requirements as scheduled, including a minor if required
For additional information about participating in this program, contact the Academic Advising Center at (501) 450-5149.
Degree Programs and Program Completion Plans
The PCP lists linked from this site (see the navigation panel on the left for a link to each year's list) are sorted by program title and by degree (BA, BBA, BS, etc.), followed by links to each program's completion plan(s). In the links column, the following abbreviations are used: PCP8S = 8-Semester Guaranteed PCP; PCP3YR = 3-Year PCP (not guaranteed); OTHER = other PCP type (4 years, 5 years, etc.) (not guaranteed).