If you're looking to complete a bachelor's degree, the core courses offered at Northark are essential. Each class focuses on current, modern techniques used in Agriculture. You can expect fun and engaging coursework that prepares you for a rewarding career in Agriculture.
Northark offers small class sizes to allow hands-on learning, quality instruction at an affordable price. Depending on the area of emphasis, you will have a basic working knowledge of most areas of agriculture upon graduation.
We offer innovative hands-on labs, special research assignments and work with concepts on the Northark Farm. We have a 40 acre Learning Lab that includes high tunnels, low tunnels, fruit trees, outside vegetables and a beef heifer herd.
Members of the Northark Agri Club are eligible to receive scholarships through a unique points system. At the end of the year, points are added up and scholarships are awarded to the high point winners. Courses are guaranteed to transfer if you enroll in specific classes per your selected degree plan.
2014-2015 Associate of Science Degree in Agriculture
AGRI 1113 Principles of Horticulture (3) 3L
This course teaches the basic principles underlying the propagation, production and handling of horticultural. Topics of discussion range from in-door houseplants to commercial production of fruit and nut trees, vines, and berries. Botany is helpful but not required.
AGRI 1203 Introduction to Plant Science (3) 3L
This course introduces the basics of agricultural crop plant structure, growth, and production.
AGRI 2003 Introduction to Weed Science (3) 2L 2LL
This course introduces fundamental, practical concepts of weed control and weed biology, equipment, and techniques used in modern weed control practices. This course also teaches basic recommendations and systems for specific agronomic and horticultural crops.
AGRI 2013 Pest Management (3) 3L
This course introduces basic principles of pest management as they relate to vertebrate animals, insects, plant diseases, and weeds. Selected pests are studied with emphasis on current management approaches and alternative pest control.
AGRI 2023 Introduction to Equine Industry (3) 3L
This course provides an examination of careers and business opportunities in the equine industry. Students will gain the opportunity to identify high quality horses through evaluation of conformation and locomotion. Students will also gain skill at oral presentation and be knowledgeable of costs and responsibilities associated with horse ownership.
AGRI 2143 Feeds and Feeding (3) 2L 2LL
This course introduces principles of animal nutrition, composition, digestibility of feeds, balanced rations, and feeding of farm animals. Prerequisite: AGRI 1004 Introductory Animal and Poultry Science.
AGRI 2204 Soil Science (4) 3L, 2LL
This course covers the classification and properties of soils–physical, biological, and chemical. It covers the effects on soils by fertilizers and other treatments, planned or unplanned. There will be three hours of lecture per week and two hours of lab/field work per week (minimum of thirty hours per semester). Prerequisites: CHEM 1004 or higher.
AGRI 2213 Behavior of Domestic Animals (3) 3L
This course covers behavior associated with domestication and the effects of selective breeding, physical and
social environments, and the developmental stage on social organization, aggressive behavior, sexual behavior, productivity, and training of domestic animals.
AGRI 2313 Introduction to Agribusiness (3) 3L
This course introduces the fundamental concepts of agriculture business within the framework of how the
agriculture industry operates and functions in a global economy. It focuses on the basic principles of the issues and concepts that agricultural businesses and markets encounter. The course provides an overview of the economic theories associated with the production, consumption, and marketing of agricultural products as well as the policies designed to achieve efficiency and overall welfare goals in agriculture. Pre-requisite: ECON 2323.
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The Associate of Science in Agriculture is a transfer degree for the student who plans to major in an agricultural related field. Northark has agreements with the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and with Arkansas Tech University to offer students seamless options for transfer into specified agriculture majors or concentrations using the AS in Agriculture degree. Students planning to transfer into one of the specified majors/areas of concentrations at either of these transfer institutions should work closely with a Northark advisor to follow the prescribed selection of courses, and other requirements, needed for transfer into the program with junior level classification.