Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences

A Message from Interim Dean,
Dr. Shad D. Nelson

For those of you interested in Agriculture, Natural Resources or Human Sciences, please know that this is a great time to pursue your dreams. Today, our graduates are presented with outstanding opportunities to work in jobs that improve people’s lives and environment. Through education, research and service, our mission is to provide you excellent educational opportunities, help you develop a passion for learning and help you become a strong, well-rounded leader and critical thinker who can solve problems in an increasingly complex, dynamic and global society. To do this, we must work together and look beyond the horizon to seek new knowledge, applying it in novel ways to meet the challenges facing our communities. Read more

About the College

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The Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Human Sciences offers the only bachelor's and graduate degrees in agriculture, natural resources and human sciences in South Texas. The college consists of three departments:

Agriculture, Agribusiness, and Environmental Sciences
Animal, Rangeland, and Wildlife Sciences
Human Sciences

As part of the college's mission, students will be taught to learn, to ask questions and to answer questions. Students can choose from a wide variety of baccalaureate and master’s degrees, and selected doctoral degrees to reach their academic and career goals. 

The college's internationally-recognized research and service centers – the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, located in Kingsville, and the Citrus Center, located in Weslaco – help create an exciting environment for students where the development of knowledge is linked to solving real world problems. 

The college also offers the nation's only master's degree program in ranch management through the King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management.

Students in the human sciences program gain hands-on experience working with preschool age children and their parents through the Marc Cisneros Center for Young Children.

The University Farm is a working laboratory which provides students with experience in swine, beef cattle and meat goat management.  The University Farm houses the only meat rabbit center in the state and demonstrates rabbit management and production practices.

This page was last updated on: April 24, 2017