Two departments within the University of Arkansas' Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences have created transfer degree programs with UA-Cossatot, a community college in DeQueen.
- The Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness and the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology are participating.
What's happening: The programs will allow UA-Cossatot students who earn an associate of science degree in agricultural business to complete their junior and senior years at UA-Fayetteville.
- The students will work toward bachelor's degrees in agricultural business or agricultural education, communication, and technology, according to UA.
Why it matters: The program will give more opportunities to students from southwest Arkansas, an area with generally fewer educational and economic opportunities.
- About 77% of Sevier County (where UA-Cossatot is located) residents completed high school, and about 25% of children live in poverty.
What they're saying:
"We are here to serve the entire state. The more we can do to make our programs available to a diverse set of students from every region of the state, the better it is for all of us."— John Anderson, professor and head of the university's Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, in a UA news release
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