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Welcome to the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources

A&M-Commerce has one of the top hands-on learning agricultural programs in Texas. As a student in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, you will explore horticulture, wildlife, livestock herds and more through exciting experiential learning experiences. Our primary purpose is to serve and educate our students. We will also serve the region, state and beyond with agricultural training, events and lifelong learning activities. Take the next step and “Grow Your Passion in Agriculture” at A&M-Commerce.

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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES :: BENEFITS OF AN A&M-COMMERCE DEGREE

BENEFITS OF AN A&M-COMMERCE AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES DEGREE

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College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources :: Welcome from the Dean of the college

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Welcome from the Dean

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources extends a warm welcome to you. Our college is small enough to be a family yet large enough to provide you learning and career opportunities that you need. We hope to see you soon at A&M-Commerce, where we will grow your passion in agriculture!

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Randy Harp, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
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College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources :: Academic Degree Programs

Academic Degree Programs

CASNR-BA-BS_Agribusiness

Agribusiness (BA/BS)

This program of study is designed to prepare students for careers in various businesses or government agencies associated with the production, processing and distribution of agricultural products. This major integrates competencies in the principles of business management including financial management, marketing, planning, analysis and organization with the technical knowledge of agricultural sciences. This major prepares graduates for careers in agribusiness, agricultural finance, county extension offices, ranch management, banks, ag loan offices, federal agencies and ag consultancy businesses.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Frisco
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

CASNR-BA-BS-Agricultural_Science_and_Technology-Food_and_Family_Emphasis

Agricultural Science & Technology (BA/BS) Agriculture, Food, and Family Option

Combines three critical aspects of our survival into an academic program leading to careers in production or public service. The program includes teacher certification coursework leading to the preparation of educators in Family and Consumer Sciences but also offers other avenues for working with families as well as the agriculture and food industries.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

CASNR-BA-BS-Agricultural_Science_and_Technology_Industry_Emphasis

Agricultural Science & Technology (BA/BS) Industry Emphasis

The Industry emphasis is available to community college transfer students who have earned an Associate of Applied Science degree in a specialized agricultural technology area. Credit for courses in the specialized agricultural technology area will be awarded only from departmentally approved AAS programs that have articulation agreements on file with the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

CASNR-BA-BS-Agricultural_Science_and_Technology_Teaching_Emphasis

Agricultural Science & Technology (BA/BS) Teaching Emphasis

You will gain competencies in technical and production agriculture as well as methods and techniques for teaching and planning courses. Additionally, you will learn to organize and conduct on-farm agricultural instruction and demonstration programs for schools and the community at large. Indoors or outdoors, you’ll spread important, life-sustaining skills to future generations.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

CASNR-BA-BS-Agricultural_Science_and_Technology_Ornamental_Horticulture_Emphasis

Agricultural Science & Technology (BA/BS) Ornamental Horticulture Emphasis

The Ornamental Horticulture emphasis prepares you for a variety of exciting careers. From golf courses to greenhouses, environmental agencies to major corporations, horticulturists with knowledge in ornamental plants, turf grasses, soils and landscape design are in high demand. This program will provide you with the knowledge to broadly serve retail centers and wholesale growers, small residential yards and commercial landscapes, trees and backyard or green roof gardeners.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

CASNR-BA-BS-Agricultural_Sciences

Agricultural Sciences (BA/BS)

A graduate with a major in agricultural sciences should possess competencies in basic economics and management, plant and animal operations, pest control, production and utilization of plant and animal products, marketing and food sciences. Examples of career options for graduates with an agricultural sciences major include agricultural civil service professions, technical and sales positions, landscape operations, county extension agents, ranch management, agronomic or horticultural production management, food manufacturing and preservation and quality control.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

CASNR-MS-Agricultural_Sciences

Agricultural Sciences (MS)

The MS degree program allows students the choice to emphasize coursework in agricultural economics, agricultural mechanization, animal science, plant and soil science or horticulture. Graduate-level research is encouraged through the use of on-campus and University Instructional and Research Farm facilities.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

2 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face, Online
Total Credit Hours

Non-thesis 36, Thesis 30

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

CASNR-BA-BS-Animal_Sciences

Animal Science (BA/BS)

The purpose of the animal science program is to prepare students for careers in positions such as ranch management, county extension agents, technical and sales representatives with agricultural businesses such as feed and pharmaceutical companies, agricultural civil service, regulatory agencies, technical consultants and laboratory technicians. A graduate with this major should possess competencies in animal reproductive physiology and genetics, animal nutrition, animal health management, production, utilization, marketing of animal products and business management.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

CASNR-BS-Equine_Studies

Equine Studies (BS)

Equine Studies majors at Texas A&M-Commerce prepare for careers in the equine industry with hands-on courses in horsemanship, equine health, reproduction, and nutrition. From ranches to veterinary clinics and equine sales, to the pharmaceutical industry, equine studies majors are ready to make the transition toward a rewarding career in the equine industry. Our graduates pursue careers as stable managers, horse trainers, riding instructors, veterinary technicians, equine-assisted therapists and horse breeders.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

CASNR-COSE-BS-Wildlife_and_Conservation_Science

Wildlife & Conservation Science (BS)

This program is designed for students interested in wildlife management, ecology or the preservation of biodiversity. Through hands-on research at our university wetland, practical exercises, field trips, internships and personal instruction in the classroom, you will gain marketable expertise in soils, ecology, botany and zoology. Upon completion of this program you can pursue careers as wildlife ecologists, game managers, state and federal wildlife biologists, state and federal park rangers, nature preserve and interpretive specialists, and zoo-keepers.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration

4 years

Foreign Language

No foreign language requirements

Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours

120-123 hours

Thesis Requirements

No thesis required

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CASNR :: Campus Life Tour

Our Facilities

  • Working farm with livestock, row crops and horticultural crops; one of only three agricultural programs in the U.S. to offer a hands-on practicum to grow your own wheat, cotton or corn crop
  • 100+ head commercial cow herd
  • Wildlife wetland areas
  • Two modern greenhouse facilities
  • Newly remodeled facilities including classrooms for animal and equine science, swine barn and rodeo barn
  • Equine facility with riding and training pens and newly remodeled covered arena

Facilities Tour
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COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES AND NATURAL RESOURCES :: TEAMS

Competitive Teams

CASNR also has several competitive teams including:

  • Livestock Judging Team
  • Meat Judging Team
  • Show Team
  • Equestrian Team
  • Stock Horse of Texas Team
  • Horse Judging Team
  • Lions Rodeo Team
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College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources :: Giving Opportunities

Giving Opportunities

College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Dean’s Club

We invite you to become a valued partner!

  • Lion Level-$240 per year
  • Blue Level-$600 per year
  • Gold Level-$1200 per year

What kind of impact would you like to make on the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources?

If you are considering contributing to the Ag Excellence Fund please contact Dr. Randy Harp.

For other gift options, please contact Baleigh McCoin.

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College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources :: Events

Events

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College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources :: Mission and Vision

Mission and Vision

Vision

We will be recognized as the choice for students who seek to positively impact the agricultural industry. The college will offer various programs and opportunities for our diverse body of students. Recognition of innovative teaching, scholarship, state-of-the-art resources and collaboration with industry and institutional partners will result in school enrollment exceeding 500 students and lead by 2020.

Mission

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is committed to experiential and pragmatic learning with rigorous educational programs, courses and experiences enriched by quality instruction. We offer diverse, high-quality farm and ranch enterprises that create opportunities for teaching and scholarly activities. We foster positive relationships among our faculty, staff and students and maintain a strong public presence on campus, in the community and throughout the state and agricultural industry. Students are prepared to become competent professionals through the sharing and discovery of knowledge across the varied fields of agriculture.

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We are here to help

Meet Our College

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Contact CASNR

Contact Us

  • P.O. Box 3011
  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011
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START YOUR JOURNEY!

START YOUR JOURNEY!

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