Environmental and Agricultural Management
The mission of the department is to provide comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degree programs that meet the academic and professional needs of the student in a diverse and ever changing agriculture industry.
We place emphasis on strong student engagement in the learning process so that each attains personal fulfillment, success, and respect as a leader in their chosen profession, community, and state.
We strive to serve and support the student, recognizing each as an individual with a dream.
Programs offered through the department include baccalaureate degrees in Agricultural Economics, Plant and Soil Science, and Environmental Science. Degrees are structured so that each student may select from various focus areas including agribusiness management, crop science, landscape horticulture, range management, soil science, environmental agriculture, environmental geosciences, policy and leadership, and water resources. Student may also elect to complete an minor in a specific discipline.
At the graduate level, the department offers a Masters degree program in agriculture. The department also partners with the College of Business to offer a MBA - Agribusiness degree. Students seeking an advanced degree work with a graduate advisor to define a course of study to meet their academic and professional goals. Students may elect to complete the MS degree under a thesis (research) or non-thesis (professional) track.
We hope you choose TARLETON to be your academic home.
News & Events
February 2013 - Students to compete in Texas Chapter of Wildlife Society Plant Identification in Houston, accompanied by graduate student coach Caitlyn Cooper.
November 2012 - Students compete in Regional Collegiate Soil Judging held at University of Oklahoma, accompanied by faculty advisor Dr. Donald McGahan.
October 2012 - Dr. Michael Wade publishes his textbook, Learning About Plants: A Quick Reference in Pictures (ISBN: 978-1-59871-550-7).
September 2012 - Dr. Donald McGahan recognized for work in statewide soil survey.
April 2012 - Dr. Donald McGahan and his graduate student Alan Deubler published "Efficacy of Soil Extracting Solutions for Assessing Potential Phosphorus Loss from a Dairy Waste Application Field Soil in North Central Texas." View online publication.
November 2009 - International Journals Cover Photograph Features Professors work - Tarleton State University's Assistant Professor of Soil Science Dr. Donald G. McGahan published an article "Plant-Available Calcium Varies Widely in Soils on Serpentinite Landscapes" in the November-December issue of the Soil Science Society of America Journal and the article is featured on the cover.
October 2009 - Dr. Donald G. McGahan was invited to present at an international conference. Dr. McGahan's invited conference talk title was "A Review of Soil Salinity and Sodicity: Forage Soil Management Considerations" at the XVI International Meeting on Meat and Milk Production in Hot Climates Mexicali Baja California Mexico.
June 2009 - Insects of Texas: A Practical Guide (W. L. Moody Jr. Natural History) was published by Dr. David Kattes. Order a Copy
August 2008 - Dr. Donald McGahan's article "Tectonic Inclusions in Serpentinite Landscapes Contribute Plant Nutrient Calcium" published in Soil Science Society of America Journal has been picked up by Science Daily.