School of Arts & Sciences
Agriculture - Science (Inactive)

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About This Program

The Associate of Science degree in Agriculture-Science Emphasis teaches the application of scientific principles to explore the problems/issues confronting natural resource agencies and agribusinesses. Students will have an opportunity to pursue a rigorous program of study in natural sciences leading to a career with a wide range of employment opportunities.  Students will be ready to continue their education at a four-year university or seek employment at agricultural businesses such as the USDA, Tyson Foods, or Cargill. 

The opportunities are unlimited for students who use the ASUMH Associate of Science in Agriculture as a launch pad to a brighter future. You can go anywhere from here!

"In the United States between 2020 and 2025 we expect employment opportunities to remain strong for new college graduates with interest and expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment (FARNRE).  Employer demand for college graduates with degrees and expertise in FARNRE disciplines will exceed the number of available graduates. "
        -Study by the USDA and Purdue University released December 9, 2020.

Contact Info

Jill Roach
(870) 508-6145

Skills Learned

Time Management
Ability to analyze and solve problems
Advanced Written and Oral Communication skills
Team and interpersonal skills
Strong math and science skills

Job Opportunities In

Animal Nutritionist
Food Scientist
Research Technician
Rural/Land Surveyor
Careers with the Cooperative Extension Service
Wildlife Officer with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission
Tuition Per Credit Hour
4 Semesters
Program Duration
Credit Hours
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Classes You'll Take

Introduction to Agricultural Economics
Introduction to Animal Science
Introduction to Plant Science
Feeds and Feeding
Field Crops

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ORT 1001 First Year Experience for Funeral Science
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I understand the program has a specific course rotation that I am required to follow each semester.
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