College of Agricultural, Family & Consumer Sciences

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 3 departments-the Department of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Department of Urban Forestry. The Department of Agricultural Sciences offers one Bachelor of Science degree with 5 concentrations in Agriculture Economics, Agriculture Business, Animal Science, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, and Plant & Soil Science. The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers Bachelor of Science degree with Child Development, Apparel Merchandising, and Nutrition. The Urban Forestry Department offers one Bachelor of Science degree in Urban Forestry.


Academic programs are described in the respective divisional sections of this catalog. Graduate programs are described in the Southern University Graduate School Catalog.