C. Pat Bagley, Dean
Melissa Geist, Assistant Dean
Billye Foster, Director of Agriculture
Melinda Anderson, Director of Human Ecology
Sherry Gaines, Director of Nursing
Schools and Programs
Mission and Purposes
The mission of the College of Agricultural and Human Sciences is to promote a strong academic environment for its students and to preserve and expand knowledge in the fields of agriculture, human ecology, and nursing, knowledge contained in its library and in the minds and intellects of its faculty. The College is equally supportive of the education of men, women, and minorities.
Teaching, research, and public service activities form a foundation for College goals of:
- Providing a baccalaureate degree in the fields of agriculture, human ecology, and nursing that will prepare students for entry and advancement in those fields.
- Providing curricula that will prepare agriculture, human ecology, and nursing students for entry and advancement in graduate/professional programs.
- Providing educational experiences that will enhance agriculture, human ecology, and nursing student leadership and social development.
- Conducting scholarly and public service activities that will enhance the fields of agriculture, human ecology, and nursing.
The College of Agricultural and Human Sciences consists of three schools offering curricula leading to the bachelor’s degree: (1) the School of Agriculture, (2) the School of Human Ecology, and (3) the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing.
Requirements for Degree
Curricula in the School of Agriculture lead to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. In the School of Human Ecology, the curricula lead to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology. In the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing, the undergraduate curricula lead to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The student must complete the curriculum for the major subject chosen and must comply with the university requirements for a degree. The School Director, a faculty member, or staff Academic Advisor serves as the student’s academic advisor.