College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences shall serve to reinforce and strengthen the land grant mission of the University by implementing programs in the agricultural, food, human, and natural resource sciences that:

  1. Highlight learning, discovery, and engagement;
  2. Focus on matters related to the interactive roles of individuals, families, and communities within social, economic, environmental, and global systems; and
  3. Anchor these actions on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

Specifically, the programs in the College shall provide:

  1. Instructional activities in Agriculture, Dietetics, and Human Sciences provide learning opportunities that prepare students to respond effectively to complex social issues relating to the food, agricultural, human, and natural resource sciences through the use of innovative strategies in the delivery of classroom, laboratory, and experiential learning activities that prepare graduates for discovery and engagement in a diverse and global labor force and for advanced study in graduate and/or professional schools. These activities are conducted within the structure of the Department of Agriculture, Nutrition, and Human Ecology.
  2. Research activities to conduct basic and applied research in the agricultural, food, human, and natural resource sciences that generate scientific information and technological developments that respond to the needs of stakeholders. These activities are conducted primarily within the structure of the Cooperative Agricultural Research Center.
  3. Extension activities to deliver research-based information and informal educational opportunities focused on identified issues and needs of Texans of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds giving emphasis to individuals who are historically unserved and underserved. These activities are conducted primarily within the structure of the Cooperative Extension Program.
  4. International activities that establish sustainable linkages and collaborative relationships of mutual interest with global partners and sponsors to develop human capital and natural and institutional resources through the implementation of the land grant mission functions of teaching/learning, research/discovery, and service/engagement in the agricultural, food, human and natural resource sciences. The College maintains international connections through study abroad and research activities.

Comprehensively, through involvement in professional and scientific activities, the College shall enhance the food, agricultural, and human sciences and strive to improve the quality of life for the residents of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Instructional Organization

Program Degree Offered
Agriculture BS
Human Nutrition and Food BSDIET
Human Sciences MS
Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences MS
Nutrition* MS

*   Pending SACSCOC Approval