Mission of Bumpers College

The mission of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences is to improve the quality of life for Arkansans by preparing students for successful careers, conducting impactful research, and sharing knowledge to promote viable food and agricultural systems, sustainable environments, healthy families and vibrant communities. 

Our goal is to prepare graduates who are intellectually enriched, technically competent, environmentally conscious, and ethically responsible; to be responsible leaders with strong communication skills and problem-solving abilities; and committed to be self-directed, lifelong learners.

We honor the land-grant tradition and respect the many values of its fabric and heritage while having sensitivity toward change for the future.

To accomplish this, the broad curricula include basic courses in the general sciences and liberal arts, as well as agriculture and human environmental sciences.