The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources consists of the following departments:
Agricultural Education and Communication offers three degrees; Agribusiness which consists of four concentrations focusing on a specific aspect of agribusiness, Agricultural Services and Development which focuses on a variety of aspects in the agriculture industry, agency and includes the agriculture science teacher certification and Agricultural Communication.
Animal Science is able to provide quality classroom instruction, hands-on experience in livestock production units and industry interaction through field trips, cooperative education and internships which prepares students for life after graduation. The Tarleton Agriculture Center is home to many state of the art facilties that support experiential learning activities such as the Southwest Regional Dairy Center and the Tarleton Meat Laboratory.
Wildlife and Natural Resources focuses on gaining an integrated understanding of how biological, geological and human factors affect environmental quality. The Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Sustainability and Ecosystem sciences offers a comprehensive degree focused on managing and conserving our natural resources. Concentrations include: wildlife science, pre-veterinary medicine, soil science, natural resource ecology and sustainability studies.
TREAT Riding is an equine assisted therapeutic riding program within the College that uses horseback riding as a form of therapy. It also serves as a training program for students who plan to enter careers in different phases of the equine assisted therapy industry and those who will be involved with children with special needs in their chosen profession. TREAT provides a hands-on laboratory for a variety of classes including special education, nursing science, adaptive physical education, psychology and others.
Teaching the Agricultural Sciences has been part of Tarleton from its establishment in 1899. Tarleton State University was known for most of the first half of the twentieth century as John Tarleton Agricultural College. Today, that tradition is stronger than ever with student enrollment in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources exceeding 2,400. Tarleton's program is second in number of student majors in Texas, and third nationally among non-land grant universities.
Graduates of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources have a reputation for high performance and for contributions to their professions in Animal Science, Agribusiness, Communication, Education, and Wildlife and Natural Resource Sciences. Additionally, many of our graduates go on to veterinary school and other professional schools.
The Dean's Circle is a community of alumni, faculty, staff and friends who, with annual leadership gifts, provide critical support that allows the College to seize opportunities as it strives toward its goal of excellence. To foster programs, scholarships, and research that shape the leaders of tomorrow, the College relies on the generosity of donors.