Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose CSES at the U of A?

The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences' Department of Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences offers nationally competitive undergraduate and graduate degree programs and study-abroad opportunities that are designed to prepare knowledgeable students that are capable of contributing to society in many possible ways.

Undergraduate students in CSES also have the opportunity to be a part of the University's new Honors College and participate in the Bumpers College Honors Program. A tremendous amount of scholarship money is available through these opportunities for qualified individuals.

For more information regarding the Honors Program, contact Dr. Thad Scott, our CSES representative, by phone at (479) 575-6337 or by email at

What can CSES do for you?

These two undergraduate programs are significantly increasing the number of undergraduate and graduate opportunities that allow our graduates to be highly competitive in the job market. Other minors are Crop Biotechnology, Pest Management and Wildlife Habitat.

Is financial assistance available?

The majority of CSES undergraduates receive some degree of financial assistance in the form of scholarships, loans, or work-study arrangements. Many CSES students also choose to work part-time in the department for one of the faculty members.
CSES has a large number of scholarships available to undergraduate students from freshmen to seniors.

CSES puts on an annual golf tournament, the Delta Classic, to raise money to sponsor several scholarships for in-coming freshmen.

Financial Aid and Scholarships