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3+1 is a Certificate of Poultry Science program for UAPB seniors from the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR.


“We are delighted to recognize and celebrate this collaborative effort between two of our state’s land grant universities. This partnership takes advantage of areas of strength in two University of Arkansas system universities. It gives students the opportunity to pursue a course of study tailored to their interests. We’re excited about the opportunity and looking forward to many students coming through the program, enabling us to address the needs of the industry and contribute to the growth of the economy in our state.” - UAPB Chancellor Laurence Alexander



What is 3+1

The 3+1 Certificate of Poultry Science program allows for agriculture majors with an animal science option at UAPB to take poultry science classes at the University of Arkansas as seniors. Those courses will be recognized by UAPB’s School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences, and count toward degree requirements. At the same time, those students will earn a Poultry Science Undergraduate Certificate of Poultry Science from the University of Arkansas.

Completion of the certificate will require 26-28 hours of poultry science credit.


How do I get started?

Any student seeking to participate in the 3+1 program must submit a letter of intent to complete that student’s senior year at UA with supporting documents to the Chair, UAPB Dept. of Agriculture, by Dec. 1st of the junior year. The letter and supporting documentation should include:
• a personal statement of interest in poultry science as a career choice;
• a summary of related work experiences. However, work experience is not a prerequisite for eligibility in the 3+1 program;
• a copy of the student’s current official UAPB transcript;
• a tentative schedule of courses for the spring semester at UAPB;
• a letter of recommendation from a faculty member at UAPB.

The UAPB student should complete an admission application to UA by January of his or her junior year. Students may apply online at www.uark.edu (as a non-degree seeking undergraduate).

Submission of the UA application will be followed by an interview with the Selection Committees at UAPB and UA in February.

Students will be notified of admission to the 3+1 program by the UAPB Selection Committee by March 1.

By the end of the student’s junior year and before beginning course work at UA, the student must meet the following requirements:
• a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0;
• successfully complete all the prerequisite freshman, sophomore and junior courses with a grade of C or better;
• complete the English Proficiency Exam and CAAP/Rising Junior Exam;
• submit a copy of the final official UAPB transcript to the UA Admissions Office.


University of Arkansas contact: Patrice Sims, 479-575-3699, patrices@uark.edu
University of Arkansas Pine Bluff contact: Dr. Ondieki Gekara, 870-575-7253, gekarao@uapb.edu