Texas Tech University

Tech’s College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources

Davis College main campus

The Davis College of Agricultural Sciences & 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, agricultural education, agricultural sciences, animal science, fisheries and wildlife research, food technology, and the new Bayer Plant Science Building.

Today, there are six departments which offer 10 baccalaureate, 10 masters and six doctorate 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 Davis College 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).

Davis College provides other educational and research facilities including:

  • Biotechnology-ready greenhouse
  • Collaborative design studio for landscape architecture
  • An Equestrian Center with four outdoor arenas and one indoor arena
  • One on-campus and two off-campus research farms
  • Turf management and maintenance program at the Rawls Course (Texas Tech's European designed, 18-hole championship golf course)

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.

Written by Norman Martin

1008NM15 / Photo Illustration: N Martin