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

A Message from Dean,
Dr. Shad D. Nelson

I welcome you to explore the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture, Natural Resources & Human Sciences (AgNRHS), the most student and stakeholder engaged College in South Texas.  You are entering into a college that is recognized throughout the state and nationally with faculty that place student engagement and real-career training at the forefront of their mission to enhance your educational experience.  You will have the privilege to not only be educated by caring faculty that are recognized as experts in their field, but obtain valuable hands-on training and experience learning opportunities through labs and field trip tailored to your major.  Read more


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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: June 12, 2017