The College of Agriculture
The Mission of the College
The mission of the College of Agriculture is to create, share and
disseminate knowledge of integrated agricultural and environmental
systems to students, industry, and society.
For those enrolling in our programs, the College of Agriculture
provides students the opportunity to choose challenging careers
from among the many professional areas of agricultural sciences.
The curriculum offers a combination of humanities and specialized
fields in the sciences, technology, and business to ensure a holistic,
systems-based approach to career preparation.
All academic programs emphasize a balance of the theoretical and
the practical applied approaches to solving complex professional
problems. Many courses have laboratory components where applications
and experiences complement classroom presentations. In close cooperation
with faculty, all of our students are presented with the opportunity
to be involved in applied agricultural research directed toward
solving problems associated with production agriculture and natural
In courses and through co-curricular activities associated with
the College of Agriculture, students have opportunities to expand
their leadership skills. The curriculum is designed to help ensure
the graduates ability to work successfully with people in
social and professional settings.
Graduates are well prepared to enter agricultural careers immediately
upon graduation with the bachelors degree. They are also prepared
for advanced study at the masters or doctoral level. Contact
with appropriate industry and professional associations is a hallmark
of the College of Agriculture, as are close associations with alumni,
student, and campus activities.