Texas Tech University

Why CASNR?

With so many colleges and universities to choose from, how do you know Texas Tech and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is the right place for you? These are just a few of the things that set us apart from other institutions.

Faculty Advising
Faculty members perform a variety of roles - teaching, advising, research, and public service - and have been recognized at local, state, national, and international levels for their excellence. The faculty is regarded as being among the nation's best in agricultural and natural resources management. Our 13-to-1 student to teacher ratio plus the College's "open-door policy" makes faculty members easily accessible. Personalized instruction and attention to students is our standard. A recent university survey ranked our faculty first in almost every category of student satisfaction with regard to instruction and advisement.

Scholarships
CASNR maintains one of the largest scholarship programs among the colleges at Texas Tech. Typically, one of every three of our students receives a scholarship. On average students in CASNR earn scholarships totaling $1.3 million. Visit our Scholarship page to learn more.

Internships
Internships are a great way to get out-of-the-classroom experience, while students are still pursuing their education. Opportunities are available to intern in the agricultural industry, or with state and federal agencies. CASNR students can also participate in an internship with a state or federal legislator through the CASNR Government Internship Program.

Career Services
Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources are well educated individuals who excel both in and out of the classroom. Agricultural companies, state and federal legislators and agencies, as well as international organizations compete for our students, offering internships and full-time employment. We work closely with University Career Services to ensure our graduates are prepared to enter the workforce. Career Services helps with resume critiques, mock interviews, etiquette and many other things to prepare them for a career in ag sciences and natural resources.

Undergraduate Research Program
As a premier program of its kind in agricultural studies, the undergraduate research program offers students like you a chance to gain experience in applied research as an undergraduate. It includes a two-course series that allows students to work closely with faculty mentors in organizing, planning and conducting their own research in a field of their interest. Competitive grants are available, and students participate in a poster presentation and awards program.

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Did You Know?

A visit to our campus is key for students deciding if Texas Tech is a fit for them, and we provide plenty of opportunities. Our 1,850-acre campus gives you plenty of room to breathe while promoting a lively intellectual and social atmosphere. After visiting, you’ll see that Texas Tech is a place to build lasting friendships, a foundation for learning and an experience that will shape the rest of your life.