Agriculture and Nutrition Science

Department of Agriculture & Nutrition Science Mission

The Department of Agriculture and Nutrition supports the mission of the University and the Walter Maxwell Gibson College of Science and Engineering by providing high-quality undergraduate education to students through certificate, associate, and baccalaureate degree programs. The department provides a learning-centered environment that enables students, faculty, and staff to achieve their goals and to empower students to compete on a global level for careers in industry, government, education, and for acceptance to graduate school. The department provides programs in both agriculture and human nutrition.

Agriculture Science

The mission of the Agriculture Program is to involve students in meaningful educational experiences that provide the tools necessary to succeed in a wide range of agriculture/natural resource careers. This is accomplished by providing a strong, hands-on, learning experience, engagement in agricultural community, and supporting real-life application through coursework. The agriculture program demonstrates teaching excellence by maintaining well-educated and experienced faculty and staff.

Nutrition Science

The mission of the Nutrition Program is to involve students in meaningful educational experiences that provide the tools necessary to succeed as professionals in a wide range of health science careers. This is accomplished by providing opportunities for original research, promoting engagement in the surrounding community, supporting real-life application through coursework, and encouraging the retrieval and dissemination of evidence-based information regarding health and nutrition across the lifespan.