Bumpers College, U of A Community College in Morrilton Create 2-plus-2 Food Science Programs

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Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at U of A and U of A Community College at Morrilton have signed a memorandum of understanding for students majoring in food science.

Bumpers College, its Department of Food Science, and UACCM have created a 2-plus-2 transfer degree program with two concentration options.

UACCM students who earn an Associate of Science degree in liberal arts can complete their junior and senior years in Fayetteville and earn a bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, and life sciences with a major in food science and concentrations in food science or food technology.

The goal is to provide opportunities for students to utilize the Arkansas Transfer Scholarship, a planned sequence of coursework at UACCM and to give students greater access and preparation for careers in the agricultural industries of Arkansas, the region and the country.

“We are always looking for opportunities to connect with students from all parts of the state and make it easier for them to transition from community college, high school, or another university to the U of A and at Bumpers College,” Dean Champs Deacue said. “We are pleased to enter into this relationship with the students and faculty of UACCM and look forward to working with them. We have also recently created an agreement with UA-Cossatot, and this new agreement gives us a direct link with a AU’s other community college system. Our goal is to help all students find their career path and passion through one of our majors.”

The MOU requires students to complete their first two years at Morrilton, complete the course curriculum, have a minimum 2.0 grade point average, and complete an Associate of Science degree in liberal arts .

The U of A curriculum includes courses such as sensory evaluation of food, introduction to food law, sanitation and safety, academic physics, chemistry, principles of food biochemistry, food chemistry, food analysis, food processing, food microbiology and more.

The UACCM is responsible for delivering the courses for the first two years and transferring approved course credits to the U of A, managing facilities, recruiting new liberal arts majors, and providing counseling academic and faculty mentoring. The U of A will promote the transfer degree program, manage participating students, manage its facilities, provide scholarship opportunities and faculty mentorship, advise eligible students for the transfer from Arkansas, assist students with internships, arrange campus and facility tours, and participate in recruiting activities at UACCM.

The Arkansas Transfer Scholarship provides reduced tuition to students who are earning an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts in Education degree at an institution in the UA System and wish to be transferred to the U of A in Fayetteville.

In February, Bumpers College announced the creation of two 2-plus-2 transfer degree programs with the University of Arkansas-Cossatot Community College.

UA-Cossatot students who earn an Associate of Science degree in Agricultural Business can complete their junior and senior years in Fayetteville and earn a Bachelor of Agricultural Business with a concentration in Agricultural Business Management and Marketing through from the Department of Agricultural and Agrifood Economics.

UA-Cossatot students who earn an Associate of Science degree in agricultural education can complete their junior and senior years in Fayetteville and earn a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education, communication, and technology with a concentration in agricultural education through the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology.

About Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences: Bumpers College provides life-changing opportunities to position and prepare graduates who will be leaders in businesses associated with food, family, environment, agriculture, sustainability and quality of life. human life; and who will be first-choice candidates for employers looking for leaders, innovators, decision makers and entrepreneurs. The college is named after Dale Bumpers, a former governor of Arkansas and longtime U.S. senator who propelled the state into national and international agriculture. For more information about Bumpers College, visit our website and follow us on Twitter at @BumpersCollege and Instagram at BumpersCollege.

About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of colleges and universities in the United States with the highest level of research activity. US News and World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

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