Alcorn State University (ASU) offers over 50 degrees within seven different schools including the School of Arts and Science, the School of Education and Psychology, the School of Agriculture and Applied Sciences, the School of Business, the School of Nursing, the School of Graduate Studies and the College of Excellence.
The School of Arts and Sciences offers degrees in liberal arts fields including biology, mathematics and political science. The school also offers a bachelor’s degree in music and a curriculum for the Department of Military Science that prepares students for military service in the Army.
The School of Agriculture, Research, Extension and Applied Sciences (AREAS) hosts a number of departments and programs including agricultural science, human sciences and research centers such as the Swine Development Center and the Mississippi Small Farm Development Center. The Alcorn Experiment Station was founded in partnership with Mississippi State University. The program conducts studies on fruits and vegetables and seeks to identify solutions to problems in the industry.
The School of Education and Psychology offers degrees in elementary education, psychology and interdisciplinary studies. Along with four other colleges, the school sponsors the America Reads-Mississippi program, which is the largest literacy program in the nation.