The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources was one of the original colleges when Texas Tech opened in 1925. Today, we have 6 departments which offer 14 bachelors, 20 masters and 8 doctoral degrees.

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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.

Ag Pals
CASNR also offers the Ag Pals Program, which provides mentors for entering freshmen. Upperclassmen volunteer to serve as the mentors and assist their Ag Pals with moving into the residence halls, finding classrooms, showing them around campus and the community, and bringing them to Ag Fest. This is yet another way we strive to make the transition from high school to college an easy one.

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 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.