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Points of Pride

Our Colleges

College of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesCollege of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Third largest agricultural program among non-land grant universities in the United States
  • Field experience in programs such as wildlife, golf course management, pre-vet, and meat science
  • Opportunities to participate on judging teams and show teams, and in agricultural student organizations
  • The Department of Animal Sciences oversees the Tarleton Equine-Assisted Therapy (TREAT) program that is designed to utilize horseback riding as a form of physical, emotional and recreational therapy.
College of BusinessCOBA
  • Graduates recruited by top-notch organizations around the country and the world
  • Nationally accredited by the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • Job placement rate near 100 percent for Computer Information Systems graduates
  • The Computer Information Systems Department was selected by the Association of Information Technology Professionals as the outstanding four-year program in North America in 1989, 1996 and 2003 making Tarleton the first university to be a three-time award recipient.
College of EducationCOE
  • 98% teacher certification pass rate
  • Offers more than $186,000 in scholarships for students desiring to be teachers.
  • Offers licensure programs in athletic training, professional counselor, psychological associate and marriage and family therapist
  • Tarleton's Laboratory for Wellness and Motor Behavior houses a unique training machine called "The Psycle™" for individuals with quadriplegia, paraplegia, hemiplegia, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, or other mobility impairments that require special training. Research showing the importance of moving paralyzed body parts is ongoing.
College of Liberal and Fine ArtsCOLFA
  • Fine arts and communications department housed in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center-three theaters, scene-and-costume shops, art studios, rehearsal rooms and more
  • Host the largest “Career Day” for criminal justice majors in Texas
  • Technical writing classes taught in state-of-the-art computer classrooms offering computer graphics, Web page design, and desktop publishing
  • Student participation opportunities include performing in plays, running radio stations, producing and publishing creative writing publications, displaying in art exhibits, and performing with professional music ensembles.
College of Science and TechnologyCOST
  • More than $100,000 in scholarships given annually
  • Tarleton's Observatory located at the Hunewell Ranch is the largest undergraduate observatory in the nation.
  • Distinctions include: offers the only bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering in Texas and state-of-the-art Observatory is third largest in Texas
  • Clinical laboratory science program housed in Fort Worth medical district, with recently expanded and renovated facilities

Our ResearchStudent Research Symposium

  • Center for Agribusiness Excellence (CAE): Data Mining and data warehousing research at Tarleton is improving crop insurance for farmers. At the Center for Agribusiness Excellence (CAE), researchers seek to improve the integrity of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency’s delivery of services to farmers. Data mining research has identified patterns, and schemes for cheating the system that are then reported to the Compliance Branch of the agency. In addition, systematic mistakes causing farmers’ claims to be underpaid are reported for corrective action. To date, more than $300 million in cost savings has been attributed to CAE research.
  • Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research (TIAER): The Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research on the Tarleton campus plays a national leadership role in environmental issues related to water quality. This program provides the university, the dairy and beef industries, environmental control agencies and governmental policy groups with water pollution data for the 230,000-acre Upper North Bosque River watershed.
  • W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas: In fall 2002 the W.K. Gordon Center for Industrial History of Texas opened at a site located near Thurber, approximately 30 miles northwest of Stephenville. Funded through a $1.2 million grant from the Texas Department of Transportation and a private gift from Mrs. W.K. Gordon Jr. Center is located on 4.1 acres near the site of Texas' first coal mine and adjacent to New York Hill. The Center is dedicated to the preservation, research and recording of Texas industrial history including coal mining, brick making and oil and gas exploration.