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Map It; Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

image image The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources was one of the original colleges when Texas Tech opened in 1925. Facilities within the organization include the agriculture pavilion, dairy barn, Goddard natural resources management, plant science, agricultural education, agricultural sciences, animal science, fisheries and wildlife research, and food technology.

Today, there are six departments which offer 14 bachelors, 20 masters and 8 doctoral degrees, and the Fiber and Biopolymer Research Institute. The departments are:
• Agricultural and Applied Economics
• Animal and Food Sciences
• Agricultural Education and Communications
• Landscape Architecture
• Plant and Soil Science
• Natural Resources Management

Employers know that graduates of CASNR have hands-on experience; a reputation gained because our students have ready access to state-of-the-art facilities. Besides several buildings on campus that house offices, classrooms, and laboratories (including several computer labs with the latest technology and software).

CASNR provides other educational and research facilities including:
• A 900-acre farm adjacent to the campus
• A 2,300-acre ranch 55 miles south of Lubbock
• A greenhouse/experimental garden complex
• A feedmill and beef cattle feedlot
• Horse, swine, and sheep/goat centers
• Collaborative design studio

Founded in 1923, Texas Tech carries the distinction of being the largest comprehensive higher education institution in the western two-thirds of the state. Originally named ‘Texas Technological College,’ the college opened in 1925 with six buildings. By action of the Texas State Legislature, Texas Technological College formally became ‘Texas Tech University’ in 1969.

CONTACT: John Burns, Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Texas Tech University at (806) 742-2808 or

0720M10 / Photo Illustration: N Martin


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