The Department of Agricultural Sciences at Texas A&M University-Commerce extends a warm welcome to you.
As a student in the agriculture sciences program at Texas A&M University-Commerce, you’ll explore horticulture, wildlife, livestock herds, and more through exciting hands-on learning experiences. Our University farm, artificial wetlands and native prairie restoration site, and state-of-the-art laboratories offer opportunities to perform cutting-edge research side-by-side with world-class professors. Imagine working with animals at the Dallas Zoo or participating in environmental research, such as the Green Roof Project.
Our mission is to produce exceptional leaders for a challenging future in the world’s largest and most important business—Agriculture.
What We Strive to Deliver
Texas A&M University-Commerce has one of the top agricultural programs in Texas. Our animal science majors receive a strong combination of basic and applied courses and are well prepared for careers in the livestock industry, veterinary medicine, the equine industry. A large percentage of our graduates are accepted into veterinary schools across the nation.
Our department also recognizes that our nation needs quality high school agricultural teachers for our high schools if we wish to live in a country with a safe and abundant food supply as well as a high quality of life. Thus, we have established the strongest agricultural and family education curriculum in this region of the country. Our plant science curriculum matches any university of our size. We have professors who are experts in horticulture, agronomy, and crop physiology with classes that cover all aspects of plants.
Our department’s professors have ambitious research agendas that solve problems on the farm, increase efficiency for the nursery industry, and improve agricultural worker safety. We have strong collaborations with Texas AgriLife Research and Extension including partnerships with faculty at Amarillo, Beaumont, College Station, Dallas, Lubbock, and Overton. All of our employees are committed to delivering relevant academic packages to our students, and we continue to seek ways as to how we might improve our product.
We’ve incorporated the latest technology in our classrooms and labs to offer students cutting-edge opportunities that include a technology Ag mechanization lab, agriculture science computer lab, and technology-enhanced classrooms. In addition, students gain practical experience at our facilities:
- 1,800-acre farm and ranch with livestock, row crops, and horticultural crops
- Equine facility with riding and training pens, covered arena
- Two modern greenhouse facilities
- New tractor lab and refurbished agronomy lab
News and Events
Join faculty and students for a “Welcome Back” cookout at the start of every semester.