Graduates from our program are trained to work in the ever changing world economy and acquire enhanced marketability for a wide range of careers. Our curriculum provides a common body of knowledge for students in Agricultural Economics and Business Administration while combining core courses from Agricultural and Applied Economics with business courses in Accounting, Marketing, Management, Finance, and Business Law to provide a strong foundation for careers in management of agricultural businesses.
The Agcricultural Studies prgram offeres three emphases; Agricultural Education, Agricultural Science anad Agricultural Technology. Students can choose their emphasis based on their own personal career goals.
Animal Science involves study of the science and business of producing domestic livestock, such as beef and dairy cattle, swine, poultry, sheep and goats. An animal scientist applies principles of the biological, physical, and social sciences to the problems associated with livestock production, management, and welfare. Animal Science is also concerned with human food (meat, milk, eggs, etc.) produced from domesticated livestock species. In addition, Animal Science includes aspects of companion animals (horses, dogs, cats, etc.), including their nutrition, care, and welfare.
Bachelor of Applied Science
The Bachelor of Applied Science degree is designed to provide a four-year degree in a true 2+2 manner for students who already have an Associate of Applied Science degree and are ready to take on more technical responsibility. This is a popular option for workforce development and advancement. This degree provides students with an academic training to further their careers.
Food Science is the most recently developed program in the College of Agriculture & Technology. Food Science is an exciting multidisciplinary study in which biology; chemistry, nutrition, physics, and engineering are used to understand the nature of foods, the causes of their deterioration, and the principles underlying food processing as well as converting raw materials into safe foods and beverages.
Master of Science in Agriculture
The MS in Agriculture offeres five concentrations: Agricultural Business and Economics, Agricultural Education, Animal Science, Plant and Soil Science, Vocational-Technical Administration.
Plant and Soil Science
The Plant and Soil Science area has a tradition of research and education in crop production, horticulture, soil management and precision agriculture technologies. We have an outstanding faculty who are developing management strategies for crop production, environmental protections, horticultural production, landscape management and maintenance, as well as preparing the future generation of land managers and agricultural professionals.
Renewable Energy Technology
Arkansas State University in partnership with Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC) has developed a four year degree program (2+2) in the Renewable Energy Technology for students interested in careers in renewable energy-related industries. Students will pursue the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree at an ADTEC institution and will continue at ASU-J for their Bachelor’s in Applied Science (BAS) in Renewable Energy Technology.
Technology program at Arkansas State University offers a diverse curriculum of study designed to provide our students with the broad background necessary to be competitive and successful technologists in today’s mainstream industrial workforce. This program prepares students for a wide range of technical careers ranging from manufacturing, management, operations, and upcoming renewable energy sector. Technology graduates develop, manage and improve productions processes in a wide range of industries.
The Associate in Science degree with a major in Technology allows students to complete a two-year program to meet the needs of industry while preserving the option of earning a baccalaureate degree in the future. It permits industry to meet its educational and training requirements when a four-year degree is not warranted. The student must complete a minimum of 62 credit-hours of work and must adhere to all policies established by the university.