School of AREAS

Upcoming Events:  

- AREAS Seminar Series  

ASU Spark 

- The UN Lecture Series

- 1890 Wellness Walk and Health Fair 

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.



Sun Apr 12

Week of the Young Child Celebration

Thru: Saturday, April 18, 2015
Location: Alcorn State University
Thu Apr 23

125th Anniversary of the Signing of the 2nd Morrill Act Walk

Location: TBA
Thu Jun 11

Clonal Propagation of Muscadine Grapes

Location: Alcorn State University


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