Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University!
The world faces many complex challenges, and the expectations society holds for agriculture have never been higher. Our nation looks to its land-grant universities to find solutions for feeding our world, protecting our environment, improving our health, enriching our youth, and growing our economy. Texas A&M is uniquely positioned to meet these challenges due to its size and breadth of expertise as well as the enormous presence of the state of Texas in agriculture.
Agriculture was one of the pillars on which Texas A&M University was founded. Today, this College is widely recognized as a leader in dozens of academic programs, from long-established disciplines such as agricultural engineering or poultry science to newer majors such as forensics, viticulture, and food systems industry management.
The students we have educated and the scientific advancements we have shared have made life better for Texans and people around the world. As our College provides our diverse student body with a practical education — focusing on high-impact learning experiences and the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses that prepare them for careers in today’s job market — we continue to conduct research and engage with the world around us. Our faculty members and students are breeding crops that help conserve water, unlocking genetic mysteries to cure diseases, and improving the safety, healthfulness, and abundance of the world’s food supply.
In the fall of 2017 our enrollment was 7,807, and we have one of the highest numbers of students at Texas A&M who are the first in their family to attend college.
While respecting our history and tradition, we are always refining our own concept of what it means to be a land-grant university. We are always looking forward to the future and to meeting the grand challenges that lie ahead.
Patrick J. Stover, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor and Dean for Agriculture and Life Sciences