JUNE 8–21, 2019
Work with plants and animals to discover the effects of insects and diseases on American agriculture. During this program, you’ll engage in hands-on training activities in regulatory science, agricultural career and educational paths, environmental biology, industrial health and safety, plant and soil science, animal science, aquaculture and fisheries, and human sciences. A field trip to the Little Rock Air Force Base allows you to learn about the purpose and significance of wildlife management near airports. Other activities include an overnight stay at the Heifer Ranch, where you’ll explore agriculture and living in other countries; a tour of the Environmental Toxicology Facility Farm Complex/Equine Center at Arkansas State University; and much more. The program also includes information on the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Regulatory Science program, which offers an undergraduate major in developing and writing governmental regulations.
Unique career choices are available at UAPB. The university’s Department of Agriculture offers bachelor’s degree programs in regulatory science (with agriculture, environmental biology, and industrial health and safety options); agricultural business; agricultural economics; plant and soil science (agronomy/horticulture); and, animal science. It also offers a master’s degree plan in agricultural regulations. UAPB’s Aquaculture/Fisheries (AQFI) Center of Excellence, created in 1988, is a recognized leader in aquaculture/fisheries teaching, research, and extension programs. UAPB is the only school in the University of Arkansas system to offer bachelor’s and master's degree programs in aquaculture/fisheries. A doctoral degree plan in aquaculture/fisheries is now available at UAPB as well.