Ellis College of Arts and Sciences

When you picture yourself in 10 years, what do you see?

  • A doctor?
  • An attorney?
  • An artist or musician?
  • A teacher?
  • A marine biologist?

No matter your aspirations, the Matt Locke College of Arts and Sciences will help you succeed in your career and your community.

The largest of Henderson’s four colleges, Ellis College offers courses in:

  • Art
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Mass Media
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Statistics
  • Theatre Arts

Henderson empowers students through personalized attention and opportunities for hands-on learning.

Whether studying on high-tech patient simulators in the nursing program or evaluating samples at the biological field station, Henderson students gain confidence through skills practice in a student-centered environment. Our faculty members are regularly recognized for their contributions in their fields of study and research.

Ellis College programs are designed to

  • Cultivate critical thinking and communication skills,
  • Help students understand the physical world, and
  • Appreciate the diversity in our global society.

Many of our students have been admitted to graduate or professional schools such as Rice University, Duke University, Tulane University, University of Texas - Tyler, University of Illinois - Urbana, Pennsylvania State University and University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

Take the first step toward achieving your educational goals. Apply now or contact us to visit campus and learn more about Henderson.


Ellis College of Arts and Sciences
Henderson State University
1100 Henderson Street, HSU Box 7600
McBrien 115
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001
Phone: 870-230-5320