College of Agriculture & Human Ecology

Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology (CAHE), where you are important and teamwork matters. The faculty and staff of the CAHE are known for excellent teaching and advising, service both on- and off-campus, and we are growing in research and scholarly activity. We know our students and are committed to their success.

The CAHE houses 19 undergraduate programs of study:

  • plant science
  • animal sciences & pre-veterinary studies
  • agribusiness
  • agriculture engineering technology
  • agritourism
  • agriculture education
  • child development & family relations
  • child life specialist
  • nutrition & dietetics
  • housing & design
  • merchandising & apparel design
  • family & consumer sciences education

Students work directly with faculty to complete degree requirements, gain laboratory and research experience, lead organizations, explore careers, complete internships, and apply knowledge to real life challenges in schools, hospitals, small businesses, large corporations, farms and communities. Graduate programs in Human Ecology and Sustainable Agriculture are on the horizon.

Our students and faculty travel regularly across the nation to learn and share about agriculture and human ecology in business and industry, human services, health care and educational institutions. International travel broadens possibilities and opportunities as students study culture and industry in Italy, France, Japan, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, and Peru.

The Shipley Farm, just a few miles from campus, provides wonderful applied learning experiences with livestock including cattle, sheep, hogs, and poultry as well as crop management, horticulture, plant and soil science, including growth and production of honey and sweet sorghum syrup. The Hyder-Burks Agriculture Pavilion offers experiences in livestock judging, shows, and sales, and provides a home for many other related educational events.

We welcome you to campus to learn more about the programs and experiences that await you here. Please visit our staff pages to connect directly with one of our team members who will help you find your place in the College of Agriculture and Human Ecology. Best Wishes!