Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences includes the Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences; the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences; and the Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology.

Historically, Tarleton has been strong in the discipline of agriculture since its establishment in 1899, and it was known for most of the first half of this century as John Tarleton Agricultural College. Enrollment in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences exceeds 1,900. With 14 Texas universities offering baccalaureate degrees in agriculture, Tarleton’s program is third in number of student majors in Texas and twenty-fifth nationally. Tarleton’s graduates have a reputation for high performance and for contributions to their professions in agriculture, agribusiness, education, and consumer sciences. Many have continued their education and attained graduate and professional degrees at leading universities nationwide.

The Tarleton Agriculture Center, supporting the instructional programs in agriculture, is located on 2,000 acres of University land and includes a dairy; beef cattle center, feedlot, and ranch; confinement swine operation; poultry facility; horse center with arena, stallion barn, and laboratory; horticulture center with greenhouses and laboratory-classroom; golf course laboratory and support greenhouses; and a meats laboratory complete from abattoir to retail processing and sales. Located adjacent to the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, the Tarleton Agriculture Center provides excellent employment experiences for Tarleton undergraduate agriculture majors and research opportunities for those seeking the Master of Science degree in Agriculture.

Tarleton emphasizes quality teaching in all of the agricultural degree programs. Faculties include 40 full-time appointments, 35 with doctoral degrees from leading universities across the nation. Several Texas A&M University System faculty members serve as adjunct or graduate faculty.

The departments are interdependent and utilize common resources in developing and offering specialized programs appealing to a broad array of student interests.

Academic Programs in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Department of Agricultural and Consumer Sciences
  1. Master of Science - Agricultural and Consumer Resources (thesis and non-thesis tracks)
Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology
  1. Master of Science - Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (thesis and non-thesis tracks)
Department of Wildlife, Sustainability, and Ecosystem Sciences
  1. Master of Science - Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (thesis and non-thesis tracks)