School of AREAS

Alcorn State University’s School of Agriculture, Research, Extension, and Applied Sciences (AREAS) has graduated generation after generation of leaders. Today, we combine our original land-grant heritage with a commitment to new methods, new ideas, and new discoveries. Our Master of Science in Applied Science and Technology Program immerses students in fields like computer networking and robotics, while the Department of Human Sciences focuses on child development and nutrition and dietetics. Agriculture degree programs, research, and extension services remain our core commitment, maximizing our economic impact on the state of Mississippi…and beyond.



Thu Sep 25

Sweet Potato Jamboree

Location: Mound Bayou, MS
Thu Oct 02

Mississippi State Fair

Thru: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Location: Jackson, MS (MS Fairgrounds)
Mon Oct 06

Improving Soils for Better Crops and Pastures (Workshop)

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Alcorn State University Extension and Research Complex


The 2014 Alcorn State University Extension Program Community Resource Development (CRD) Conference has been cancelled. Future events of the University will be publicized.

For more information on the Extension Program, contact (601) 877-6128 or toll free 1-877-427-9536.


1000 ASU Dr 690
Extension & Research Complex
Alcorn State, MS 39096
601-877-6219 (Fax)


The School of AREAS offers degree programs leading to a wide variety of rewarding careers, including:

  • Dairy farmer
  • Agronomist
  • Veterinarian
  • Computer systems manager
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Electro-mechanical engineer
  • GIS analyst
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Healthcare manager
  • Dietician
  • Parenting educator
  • Childcare manager