As a land-grant university, A&T has a historic mission to meet the needs of agriculture, and, through home economics, the people who devote their lives to it. Because of our interdependent economy, this mission has expanded into urban areas and to other nations. Modern agriculture is one of the most international of enterprises. In keeping with the University's commitment to high technology, the School's programs seek to integrate the latest technological advances in their instruction and research.
The educational mission of the College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences is to provide students with understanding and skills to address the problems of the agricultural economy and to help those involved in it lead more productive and satisfying lives. From management sciences to diet and nutrition, the College of Agriculture provides opportunities for rewarding careers in teaching, extension, agricultural-related business, fashion, research, and government.
The modern discipline of agriculture has two major branches, technology and social science. Students pursuing the technological side, for example, will study the natural sciences and technology for their applications in the food and agricultural industries. On the social science side, concerns such as economics, community development, and sales and marketing are predominant. Preparation for admission to the School of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University is offered through the program leading to the B.S. degree in Laboratory Animal Science.
Dr. Shirley Hymon-Parker, Interim Dean
College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences
N. C. A&T State University 1601 East Market Street Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: 336-334-7979 Fax: 336-334-7580