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A baccalaureate program in Agricultural Business is available on the Beebe campus through ASU-Jonesboro. Interested students should contact the agriculture department or the ASU-Jonesboro program office.

ASU-Beebe offers a two-year program of study leading to an Associate of Science degree. The Agriculture Department also offers students the flexibility of selecting a course of study that will lead to majors such as Agricultural Education, Agricultural Business, Plant Science, Agricultural Science, and Animal Science.

The program may be designed to fit ASU-Jonesboro's curriculum or tailored to meet the requirements of other institutions to which students may be transferring. Employment opportunities in the field of agriculture are extremely broad. Career opportunities exist in agriculture business, industry, research, teaching, farming, food processing, extension and financial agencies.

A suggested plan of study in this area is given below. Students should select courses with the approval of a departmental advisor in order to fulfill the requirements of the four-year institution to which they plan to transfer.

Area of Study




Total Program

60 Credit Hours

The fourth digit in the course number indicates the number of credit hours.

University Requirement - 1 or 3 hours

University Requirement Department
UNIV 1001 Principles of Academic Success I University
UNIV 1003 Principles of Academic Success III University
The 3-hour credit course is required for students who must take at least one remedial course. Students who are not required to take a remedial course may take the 3-hour credit course. In both situations, the courses (1-hour or 3- hour) count toward electives.

General Education Core - 35 hours

English/Communications - 9 hours

English/Communications Department
ENG 1003 Freshman English I English
ENG 1013 Freshman English II English
SPCH 1203 Oral Communications Speech

Literature - 3 hours

Literature Department
Choose one course below. 
ENG 2003 World Literature I English
ENG 2013 World Literature II English

Fine Arts/Humanities - 3 hours

Fine Arts/Humanities Department
Choose one course below.
ART 2503 Fine Arts-Visual Art
MUS 2503 Fine Arts-Musical Music
THEA 2503 Fine Arts-Theatre Theatre

U.S. History/Government - 3 hours

U.S. History/Government Department
Choose one course below.
POSC 2103 Introduction to United States Government Political Science
HIST 2763 The United States to 1876 History
HIST 2773 The United States Since 1876 History

World History - 3 hours

World History Department
Choose one course below. 
HIST 1013 World Civilization to 1660 History
HIST 1023 World Civilization since 1660 History

Mathematics - 3 hours

Mathematics Department
MATH 1023 College Algebra Mathematics

Life Science - 4 hours

Life Science Department
BIOL 1014 Principles of Biology Biological Science

Physical Science - 4 hours 

Physical Science Department
CHEM 1014 General Chemistry I Chemistry

Social Sciences - 3 hours

Social Sciences Department
Choose one course below.
ECON 2313 Principles of Macroeconomics Economics
PSY 2013 Introduction to Psychology Psychology
SOC 2213 Principles of Sociology Sociology

Agriculture Core - 16 hours

 Agriculture Core Department
AGEC 1003 Intro to Agricultural Economics Agricultural Economics
ANSC 1204 Introduction to Animal Science Animal Science
AGRI 1213 Seminar in Agri/Making Connections Agriculture
PSSC 1303 Introduction to Plant Science Plant and Soil Science
PSSC 2813 Soils Plant and Soil Science

Agriculture Emphases

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