Missions and Goals
The mission of the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences is to carry out the Land Grant mandates of the University in teaching, research and service.
The major goal of the College is to satisfy the educational needs and aspirations of both traditional and non-traditional students enrolled in its academic programs.
Teaching is accomplished in four academic departments:
Research and service are accomplished through collaboration with the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Cooperative Extension Program, respectively.
The Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences offers programs of study at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The undergraduate program is designed to provide both liberal and specialized education for students who seek to advance their education in the field of agriculture.
The program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Sciences with concentration in:
The graduate programs include:
- M.S. degree in Agricultural Sciences with a thesis and non-thesis option and concentrations in Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Animal Science and Plant Science
- Graduate Certificate in Applied Geospatial Information Systems
- Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences is jointly offered by the Departments of Biology and Agricultural Sciences, with concentrations in Agricultural Biotechnology and Molecular Biology
The undergraduate programs in Family and Consumer Sciences provide both liberal and specialized education in which the interest and well-being of individuals, family members and consumers are significant. The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation/Approval for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association.
The program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with concentration in:
- Child Development and Family Relations
- Early Childhood Education
- Family and Consumer Sciences Education
- Fashion Merchandising
- Food Service Management
- Foods and Nutrition
The Department offers programs of study leading to
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education (with Teacher Certification Pre K-4)
- Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with concentrations in Child Development, Design, Fashion Merchandising, Family and Consumer Sciences Education (with or without Teacher Certification), and Foods and Nutrition.
The Department of Biological Sciences offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees:
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - General Biology
- Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Cell and Molecular Biology
- Bachelor of Sciences (B.S.) - Teacher Certification/Licensure (Grades 7-12)
- Master of Science (M.S.) - Biology
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Biological Sciences
A variety of courses in the botanical, microbiological, molecular biological and zoological life science areas are offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
The following undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Department of Chemistry:
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry with the following concentrations:
- Professional Chemistry-ACS Approved
- Biochemistry Concentration (Pre-Med, Pre-Pharmacy and Pre-Dentistry Conc)
- Teacher Certification Concentration
- Chemistry Concentration
- Cooperative Program in Pharmacy
All undergraduates are required to take the General Education Core Courses.
Master of Science (M.S.) in Chemistry with the following concentrations: