Welcome from the chairperson of the Department

Thank you for choosing the Department of Agriculture at Alcorn State University. I personally welcome you to the Department. The Department of Agriculture is dedicated to training students for successful careers in the Agriculture Sciences. The disciplines offered prepare students for private/public sectors careers as well as graduate and professional schools. The total aim is to equip the student with practical knowledge and skills based on theoretical and proven techniques. We have some of the best trained faculty who are experts in their field of teaching and research. Our students have great opportunity to get hands on training in various aspects of agriculture, animal husbandry and plant biotechnology. We have well established research infrastructure that give students the chance to work closely with researchers to gain invaluable research training. Our curricula provide a wide range of choices of courses that students need to prepare them as successful agricultural scientist/professional who can take up challenges of the 21st century. Great strides are taken to ensure that the programs offered are future oriented, yet applicable to the present. Once again, I welcome you to our program and wish you success!

Victor Njiti, PhD
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Agriculture

Department Mission- The Department of Agriculture together with the Agricultural Experiment Station is dedicated to providing rigorous graduate and undergraduate teaching and research activities in general agriculture; animal science; plant, soil and environmental sciences; agricultural economics; and agribusiness management, to prepare students for careers in graduate/professional school, private sector, or government agencies. Our students are equipped with broad and up-to-date education in agriculture with effective advising for successful professional and leadership skills required for the global marketplace.

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  • Agricultural Economics
    • International Agriculture Option
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Agricultural Sciences
    • Plant and Soil Science Emphasis
    • Animal Science Emphasis
    • Forestry Emphasis
    • General Agriculture Emphasis
    • Agricultural Education Emphasis
    • Veterinary Science Emphasis
    • Environmental Science Emphasis


  • Agronomy Option
  • Animal Science Option (thesis track, only)
  • Agriculture – Agricultural Economics Option
  • Secondary Education – Agricultural Education Endorsement