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Growing plants for fuel.
Helping children learn.
Making healthier foods.
Learning how cells develop and function.
Cleaning our environment.
Creating new medicines.
Keeping families together.
These are just some of the exciting careers you can pursue with a degree from the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences.
Allow us to open doors for you to exciting opportunities in the expanding realm of the life sciences and we will provide you with the knowledge, skills and training needed to excel in the career field of your choice. Join our diverse student body to begin your future today.
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What is Special About Our College
LOW FACULTY-TO-STUDENT RATIO
The College's low faculty-to-student ratio assures you that you will receive individualized attention from dedicated faculty who are experts in their areas of specialization. Career opportunities for graduates are excellent.
NETWORK OF RESEARCH FACILITIES
The uniqueness of our urban location coupled with our network of research facilities provides you with unique and marketable hands-on experience in research projects and industry internships.
Best of all, you can get your education for little or no out-of-pocket expense! We have made financial assistance available through work-aid to undergraduate students receiving the Hope Scholarship to cover all tuition and on-campus living expenses.
Graduate Assistantships are available to qualified graduate students who show promise for excellence in graduate work.
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For questions, suggestions, additions, etc. pertaining to the CAHNS website, contact Dr. Nick Gawel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tennessee State University and the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences are proud to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the passage of the Second Morrill Act.
Watch or read more about the impact of the creation of the 1890 universities!
Dr. Blair Featured on PBS Show
The NPT Volunteer Gardener show recently highlighted Dr. Matthew Blair's research on legumes. See the episode here. Dr. Blair's segment begins at about the 6:00 minute mark.
Godwin Featured in USDA Seminar
The USDA Institute of Food Safety and Nutrition recently featured Dr. Sandria Godwin in its monthly on-line seminar series of experts in the food sciences. Dr. Godwin presented on “Identifying Food Safety Risk Factors and Educational Strategies for Consumers Purchasing Seafood and Meat Products Online”.
Summer Intern Program
Twenty one incoming freshmen and rising high school seniors participated in cutting-edge research and successfully completed our summer intern program .
Japanese Maple Scale
A new publication on controlling Japanese Maple Scale has been produced by TSU. It is available here.
Is the meat you purchase at the grocery store safe to eat? Listen to what two CAHNS professors had to say about meat samples found at a local grocery store as part of local NBC affiliate, WSMV-TV Investigation.
Recycler Of The Year
The TSU Nursery Research Center has been named Recycler of the Year for its innovative plastic recycling program for the nursery industry.
Find out about all the latest happenings in the CAHNS in the Spring 2015 CAHNS Link.
USDA-NIFA Multistate Microirrigation Research Group to meet in Nashville, October 22-24.
From October 22-24, the USDA-NIFA Multistate Microirrigation Research Group will meet at the Holiday Inn Opryland Airport location to discuss scaling microirrigation technologies to address the global water challenge. To register to attend ($100 registration fee), contact Dr. Dilip Nandwani at (615) 963-1897.
Dedicates New Buildings
On September 17, 2014, TSU officially opened three new buildings in the CANHS. The buildings, with a combined price tag of more than $12 million, were funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture through its National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
New Publication on Insect Control
Flatheaded appletree borer is a problem in nursery production and landscapes. A new publication is available on the best way to control this damaging insect.
New Farmer Academy
We have a new program that is directed toward owners and potential owners of small acreages who desire information on how to best utilize their land and other resources to develop agricultural enterprises.On-line PSM in Applied GIS Announced
On Line PSM
We now offer an on-line master of professional science degree (PSM) in Applied Geographic Systems that combines the scientific and technical elements of an advanced degree in GIS with business applications and themes.
USDA Official Visits College
Krysta Harden, Deputy Secretary of Agriculture recently visited the CAHNS and was impressed with the impact of TSU agriculture, stating “We need wonderful institutions like TSU to provide the education and research, and folks like the residents of Tennessee to be able to produce more food.”
Tips and Tricks for Growing Healthy Blueberries
Dr. Dharma Pitchay has published a handy new guide outlining some helpful steps you can take to produce delicious and super nutritious blueberries.
Monthly Field Days and Educational Workshops
Cooperative Extension is sponsoring demonstrations and workshops related to food and agriculture on the Third Tuesday of each month.
What Weed Is That?
Broad Mites Got You Down?
Our new publication on broad mite control provides you with information on the diagnosis and control of this tiny, but damaging pest.
New Biotechnology Concentration
The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has added a concentration in Biotechnology. Students with training in biotechnology enjoy exciting careers that help feed, fuel and heal the world.
New Graduate Concentrations
The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has added two new Masters Degree concentrations – Agribusiness Management and Analysis and Food Marketing and Supply Chain Management. Explore how these high demand areas can enhance your career.
Dean Reddy Recognized
Dr. Chandra Reddy, Dean of the College of Agriculture, Natural and Human Sciences, has been recognized as a top professor at affordable Historically Black Colleges by Affordable Colleges Online. Congratulations Dr. Reddy!
What To Do When Food Is Recalled
Learn what to do when a food recall is issued or if you suspect food tampering with our publication on What To Do If A Food Product is Recalled.
Too Much Water in Your Garden?
Our new publication, Can I Salvage My Flooded Garden?, tells you how to safely utilize produce from home gardens that have been flooded.
New Insect in Tennessee
The Spotted Wing Drosophila has been found in Tennessee. If you grow fruits, learn how to tell if you have it, and about what this insect means to you from our new factsheet.
Prepare tasty nutritious foods for you and your family with our new cookbook (5 mb file). Each recipe includes tips on how to keep your food safe and healthy to eat.
Dealing with Disaster
"How to Talk to Kids about Disaster" is the latest publication in our Disaster Education Program. This informative publication and others can be found on our Disaster Education Resources website.
Small Scale Biodiesel Production
TSU Extension has published a new fact sheet about small scale biodiesel production. Learn how your agricultural enterprise can become self-sufficient in diesel fuel use. Contact Dr. Jason deKoff (615-963-4929) for additional information.
Learn about how how our research is helping to improve the lives of Tennesseans, Americans, and people around the world.
See how our Extension agents and faculty are having an impact on the lives of people around Tennessee