Universities partner to create dual poultry degree
Officials from Arkansas State University and the University of Arkansas have partnered to create a new dual degree option for students who are pursuing a degree in poultry science.
School officials signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a "3+1" dual degree program in poultry science involving both universities.
Essentially, an Arkansas State student may complete the first three years of the animal science degree curriculum in the College of Agriculture, Engineering and Technology at the Jonesboro campus, then complete the fourth year in poultry science at the University of Arkansas, which has a well-established program in Fayetteville.
Each student who completes the 3+1 dual degree plan, which typically will take four years, will earn a bachelor’s degree in agriculture degree with a major in animal science from Arkansas State and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural, food and life sciences with a major in poultry science from the University of Arkansas.
The demand for poultry science graduates is increasing rapidly in Northeast Arkansas, where the poultry industry is growing at nearby plants in Pocahontas and Batesville.