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Message from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at Tarleton State University. If you are already a member of our family, you have made an excellent choice. If you are considering Tarleton State University as your future college home, get ready to make one of the most important, rewarding and exciting decisions of your life.

Founded in 1899 in beautiful Stephenville, Texas, Tarleton has been a member of the Texas A&M University System since 1917. As the second largest institution in the A&M System, TSU has long been known as the premier hands-on undergraduate educational institution in the State of Texas with a focus on both agriculture and human sciences disciplines. The College is comprised of four academic departments, approximately 40 faculty and 1200 students representing all of the key disciplines in agricultural and human sciences fields. 

We are second to none in our educational effectiveness and subsequent student success due to an excellent, caring faculty, superior classroom and laboratory facilities, and our personal, hands-on approach to the learning process. Yet we recognize that mastering academic challenges is only part of what college life must be about.

The College, along with its faculty, staff and administration, realizes the importance of developing the interpersonal, leadership and social skills that are essential for today’s success. In addition to numerous campus-wide student organizations and clubs, the college supports more than a dozen such groups along with several judging and show teams. All of these and many other extracurricular opportunities on and around campus provide the essentials for creating society-ready graduates that are currently in such high demand by business and industry.  Looking for a graduate program? We can handle that too! Graduate educational and research opportunities are abundant through established partnerships with industry, the Center for Agribusiness Excellence, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research, and the Texas A&M Agricultural Research and Extension Center, all located in Stephenville. 

If you haven’t already done so, please check out the rest of our web resources to find specific information and opportunities. And check back often as new information is posted. 


Dr. Don Cawthon, Dean