College of Agriculture
& Life Sciences
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences takes a holistic approach to educating our students, preparing them to thrive in today’s competitive job market. Our reputation for academic excellence is in part a result of the College’s emphasis in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) — we produce more STEM graduates than any other U.S. college of agriculture.
Our award-winning faculty members are discovering the fuels of the future, unlocking genetic mysteries to cure diseases, and working to ensure a healthy and abundant food supply.
Access to a quality education for everyone was the key tenet to the Morrill Land-Grant College Act that established our university. We are proud that our College still has one of the highest numbers of students who are the first in their family to attend college.
Our students use their passion and knowledge to solve society’s top Grand Challenges:
ENRICH OUR YOUTH
The Agricultural & Natural Resources Policy Internship Program takes students beyond the classroom to experience the public policy process in Austin, Washington D.C. and Rome, Italy.
IMPROVE OUR HEALTH
Researchers in the Center for Phage Technology are searching for innovative alternatives to antibiotics to combat bacterial infections in humans, animals and plants.
GROW OUR ECONOMY
Professors in the Department of Agricultural Economics engage former students and executives from across the state to teach and mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders.
PROTECT THE ENVIRONMENT
The Dr. Red Duke Wildlife Conservation and Policy Program sponsored by the Boone and Crockett Club focuses on developing wildlife and habitat policy leaders, and promotes research, outreach, and internships to protect and promote our natural resources and wildlife populations.
FEED THE WORLD
Poultry Science students pass along their expertise by working alongside poultry producers in developing areas to increase their efficiency during the department’s annual study abroad program.