Women in Science and Healthcare (WISH)

Housed in UCA’s only residence hall for women, WISH@Arkansas empowers women to excel in their studies and become leaders and advocates in STEM and healthcare. WISH@Arkansas programming and coursework focuses on equity in STEM-related fields, and is open to all STEM and Healthcare majors, regardless of gender.

WISH@Arkansas provides a welcoming community for students with similar goals as they learn and grow together. With specialized faculty and student mentors in the residence hall, this community is designed to help students meet the challenges of their first year on their journey to become tomorrow’s leaders in healthcare and STEM. WISH@Arkansas is supported by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. You can find room dimensions and take a virtual tour of Arkansas Hall here.


  • UCA’s only all-female freshman community
  • Double and single rooms with community-style bathrooms
  • Fully furnished kitchen and lounge areas
  • Located near UCA Police Department, Christian Cafeteria, and Torreyson Library

Students majoring in the following areas may find their fit in WISH@Arkansas

  • Addiction Studies
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Data Science
  • Dietetics
  • Engineering Physics
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Geography
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Sciences (Health Services Administration)
  • Mathematics
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Education
  • Physics
  • Pre-Professional/Dental Hygiene
  • Pre-Professional/Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Professional/Pharmacy
  • Pre-Professional/Physical Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Radiography