Departments

The Bumpers College is comprised of 9 academic departments and the School of Human Environmental Sciences, each dedicated to student success through our college mission and vision.

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Agricultural Economics & Agribusiness

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness's close proximity to some of the largest employers in the nation, such as Walmart, Tyson Foods, and J.B. Hunt, allows for unique internship and networking opportunities for students.

Department Head: Steve Halbrook


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Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology

Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology, AECT, is designed for students to customize their career pathways.

Department Head: George Wardlow


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Animal Science

Animal Science is the science and management of domestic livestock, including beef cattle, dairy cattle, horses, sheep, swine and companion animals.

Department Head: Michael Looper


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Crop, Soil & Environmental Sciences

The Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Arkansas has a long and honored tradition of excellence in teaching, research and service. The Department has produced a large number of successful graduates currently employed in the public and private sectors.

Department Head: Robert Bacon


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Entomology

The mission of the Department of Entomology at The University of Arkansas is to conduct applied and basic research and provide related support and to conduct high-quality teaching and student research programs leading to M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

Interim Department Head: Terry Kirkpatrick


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Food Science

The Department of Food Science fosters programs for achieving regional, national and international excellence that contribute to the advancement of knowledge and technologies, professional development and economic success of individuals and food and food-related enterprises.

Department Head: Jean-Francois Meullenet


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Horticulture

The Department of Horticulture  conducts applied and basic research and supports and enhances the Arkansas horticulture industries, and conducts high quality teaching and student research programs leading to B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.

Department Head: Wayne Mackay


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School of Human Environmental Sciences

Human Environmental Science majors focus on the basics of life—family, community, food, clothing and environment. Understanding the basics is the science. Making them better for yourself and for others is the art.

School Director: Betsy Garrison


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Poultry Science

Poultry Science provides comprehensive programs in research, teaching, and extension dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans associated with all components of the poultry industry by generating knowledge through research and putting that knowledge to use through education

Department Head: Michael Kidd


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Plant Pathology

The Department is accredited through the Graduate School of the University of Arkansas by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. Students can enter the program in Plant Pathology from many areas of study but a background in biological sciences is very helpful.

Department Head: Terry Kirkpatrick


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