College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences
The College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences embraces a mission consistent with the University's tripartite mission of teaching, research, and public service.
The academic program prepares students for professional careers in food, fiber, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, and agricultural sciences using innovative strategies, up-to-date technologies, and current information. The program provides students with the fundamentals underlying their chosen disciplines, practical application and solutions to discipline-related problems, and opportunities to transfer knowledge to others in a variety of formal and informal settings.
The research program addresses problems that hold promise for enhancing agricultural productivity and profitability while protecting the environment. This research is valuable for improving the quality of life and well-being for the people of Louisiana and society in general.
The college provides public service by developing, packaging, and transferring information and technology in agricultural, family, and consumer sciences to clientele groups of Louisiana and society in general. Faculty and staff in the college maintain relationships with public and private universities, and state and federal agencies and organizations to maximize opportunities for undergraduate and graduate school preparation and professional employment.
The College of Agricultural, Family and Consumer Sciences encompasses two divisions-the Division of Agricultural Sciences and the Division of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Division of Agricultural Sciences offers three Bachelor of Science degrees-agricultural sciences, agricultural economics, and urban forestry. The Division of Family and Consumer Sciences offers one degree, the Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences.
Academic programs are described in the respective divisional sections of this catalog. Graduate programs are described in the Southern University Graduate School Catalog.