Mission of Bumpers College

The mission of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences is to provide life-changing educational opportunities that position our graduates for professional careers in businesses associated with foods, agriculture, the environment, and human quality of life; to be the first-choice institution among students seeking value-added opportunities promoting their abilities as leaders, innovators, policy makers, and entrepreneurs; and to be the first-choice institution among prospective employers seeking talented graduates to maintain and grow their businesses.

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.