The mission of the agriculture program is to offer all students the opportunity to understand the discipline of agriculture as an applied science and a model for the principles of bioeconomics. The program is closely allied to the concept of service to the agricultural community. Recognizing the diversity of agriculture, faculty will articulate partnerships with colleagues and programs across the university campus. The agriculture program demonstrates teaching excellence by maintaining a faculty of well-educated and experienced agriculturalists. The agriculture program promotes a strong, hands-on, structured learning atmosphere and provides opportunities for independent inquiry and scholarship of application by students.
Recognizing the critical role of nutrition to all human endeavors, the mission of the nutrition program is to provide sound, science-based principles, theories and applications to students whose personal or professional interests embrace the discipline. The nutrition program at SUU prepares students for a number of related careers or entrance into a graduate program upon degree completion at SUU. Additionally, the program promotes wellness by offering a minor and support courses to compliment a variety other disciplines, especially those related to health and human services and athletics. The program demonstrates dedication to outstanding teaching by maintaining a faculty of well educated, professionally qualified professor-practitioners.