University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to Offer Two New Master’s Degree Programs

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff has announced that new graduate degree programs in agricultural regulations and aquaculture and fisheries will be offered in the fall semester in the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences at the historically Black university.

Students entering the aquaculture/fisheries program must complete 36 total credit hours to earn the degree. A final written report on program projects will be required, and students will present their final project findings in a graduate seminar. The non-thesis graduate degree program in agricultural regulations will be offered with three options: plant and animal systems, food safety, and agricultural policy and economic risk. Students must complete all the requirements (coursework, the final project, and special topics/seminar) for the non-thesis degree program they are enrolled in within six calendar years from the date of initial enrollment.

Bruce W. McGowan, interim dean/director for the School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences, stated that “we are excited to offer students this opportunity to earn graduate degrees in these competitive fields. The fact that these are non-thesis programs means students will not be required to write a thesis paper. Instead of focusing on research, these programs will primarily emphasize practical application and training. Equipped with the advanced degree plus firsthand experience, graduates will be in a great position to find well-paying jobs.”

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Get the JBHE Weekly Bulletin

Receive our weekly email newsletter delivered to your inbox

Latest News

Alcorn State University Recruited for Federal Student Pathway Program for Careers in Public Service

The Pathway Public Service Program was established in 2019 to develop the next generation of diverse, qualified, and motivated public health servants. Over the past five years, the program has hired over 100 student interns.

Five Black Scholars Selected for New Faculty Positions

The five Black scholars who aer taking on new roles are Khadene Harris at Rice University in Houston, Nakia Melecio at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Bettina Drake at Washington University in St. Louis, Arlette Ngoubene Atioky at Goucher College in Maryland, and Kandi Hill-Clarke at the University of Memphis.

Getty Images to Preserve Digital Photo Archives at Delaware State University

Currently, Delaware State University's photo archives contain thousands of photographs taken over the course of the university's 133 year history. Thanks to a new partnership with Getty Images, those images will be digitized and made available on gettyimages.com.

Porché Spence Recognized for Outstanding Commitment to Advancing Diversity in Ecology

Dr. Spence currently serves as an assistant professor of environmental studies at North Carolina A&T State University. Throughout her career, she has developed several educational programs geared towards introducing students of color to environmental science fields.

Featured Jobs