College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
Texas Tech University's College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources, often referred to as CASNR, prepares young men and women to become leaders in the food, fiber, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or environmental disciplines. Our faculty and staff welcome your questions about CASNR and invite you to our campus for a visit any time.
With 10 bachelor and 11 masters programs, along with six doctoral programs, CASNR offers personalized instruction and attention to students, is our standard. A 13-to-1 student to teacher ratio and personalized guidance are major factors to CASNR having one of the highest retention and graduation rates in the university.
Meet the Dean
William "Bill" Brown is the new dean of Texas Tech's College of Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources. Prior to joining Texas Tech in 2018, Brown served as the dean for research and director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the Institute of Agriculture at the University of Tennessee since 2008.
“Dr. Bill Brown will be joining Texas Tech as the CASNR dean. He brings impeccable administrative and research credentials to this role, as well as a clear commitment to the culture of CASNR that is valued by the students, faculty, staff and alumni. I have no doubt CASNR will thrive under his leadership.” -- Lawrence Schovanec, President of Texas Tech University
“CASNR is a national leader in preparing and placing workforce-ready students, discovering groundbreaking knowledge and technologies to enhance people's lives and engaging in public service,” Brown said. “With a long history of personalized instruction and attention to student learning, a new strategic vision and a desire to increase research funding with public impact, CASNR is in an excellent position to advance student outcomes, deliver discoveries and serve the public in new and exciting ways.”