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Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Basic Academic Services

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Mary D. Brentley
Assistant Professor/Coordinator


Bobbie J. Bradley
Florence M. Caine
Annette Fields
Cedric Jackson
Alia Reeves

Administrative Specialist

Ta’Yanna Dandridge

The Basic Academic Services (BAS) program at UAPB assists new and transfer students in adjusting to college life. To aid students in their adjustment, BAS conducts the following freshman-centered activities:

  • plans and implements a series of orientation activities;
  • provides registration advising to freshmen (students with less than 30 semester hours);
  • provides follow-up advising and counseling to freshmen;
  • coordinates and provides teaching personnel for two orientation courses;
  • offers a number of opportunities for students to develop leadership skills;
  • coordinates, reports and interprets scores for and assists in the administration of University College assessment activities;
  • refers students to other campus units, sources and personnel relative to tutorial assistance and other support services; and
  • performs research and evaluation relative to University College students’ total academic life, BAS program performance, and student performance on University College Assessments.

All freshmen (students with less than 30 semester credit hours) are assigned an academic advisor from the Basic Academic Services unit. To obtain the name of his/her assigned advisor, a student should report to the BAS office, Room 150, Corbin Hall, or call (870) 575-8356.

Transfer students with less than 30 semester credit hours should report to BAS for review of their transcripts and advisement.

Transfer students who have completed more than 30 credit hours and who have not declared a major should report to the office of the Dean of University College for review of transcript and academic advisement.

The two orientation courses, Personal and Social Development (BAS 1210 ) and Career and Life Planning (BAS 1120 ), are required of all degree-seeking students. The two courses cannot be waived. A weekly (each Tuesday or Thursday) laboratory is part of the Personal and Social Development course. As such, attendance at the lab is required. The courses should be taken during the first two semesters of matriculation at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.



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