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ACADEMIC FIELDS OF STUDY

The curricula within the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences (CAENS) are designed to prepare students who will ultimately become professionals in areas that include agricultural sciences, food and nutritional sciences, biochemical and biomedical sciences, human and veterinary medicine or other health-related fields, environmental policy and natural resource management, and rural development at local, regional, and international levels. Click the button below to watch our videos for a high level overview of our majors!

AGRIBUSINESS
ANIMAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES
ENVIRONMENTAL, NATURAL RESOURCE AND PLANT SCIENCES
FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL DEGREES
GRADUATE DEGREES
ONLINE DEGREES

AGRIBUSINESS

The Agribusiness degree program offers several options, as well as a minor. This program prepares students to join the labor force or to continue on to graduate studies. The program allows students to specialize in agricultural economics, agricultural education, business management, and more.

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

Graduates of the Agricultural Economics option will have the skills to examine data and statistics to identify trends in economic activity, conduct research and make predictions.

MANAGEMENT and MARKETING
Management and marketing

Students of the Management and Marketing option gain broad-based knowledge in management, marketing and finance.

 

SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Sustainable Agriculture

The Sustainable Agriculture interdisciplinary option provides students with knowledge in sustainable agriculture and management, as well as business management skills.

FARM and CO-OP ENTREPRENEURSHIP
FARM and CO-OP ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Within the Farm and Co-op Entrepreneurship option, students learn about the structure of cooperatives and gain the skills to work in management, marketing and other cooperative departments. 

ANIMAL SCIENCE
Animal Science

The Animal Science option provides students with knowledge in science of animal production and management to supplement their business management skills.

FOOD and NUTRITION
Food and Nutrition

Under the Food and Nutrition option, students are provided with a broad nutrition background and business management skills.

 

 

NATURAL RESOURCES
NATURAL RESOURCES

The Natural Resources interdisciplinary option provides students with a broad-based scientific background and use of natural resources and business management skills.

EDUCATION
EDUCATION

Education as an interdisciplinary option provides students with teaching skills and knowledge of business management.

ANIMAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES

The Animal and Veterinary Sciences Program offers options in Science, Veterinary Science and Business.

SCIENCE
Science

The Science option provides students the opportunity to obtain advanced training in animal sciences, chemistry, biology, and related sciences in preparation for graduate or professional school, including veterinary or human medicine.

PRE-VETERINARY SCIENCE
Pre-Veterinary Science

The Pre-Veterinary Science option is designed to meet the minimum requirements for applying to a school/college of veterinary medicine after only three years of undergraduate study.

 

 

 

BUSINESS
Business

The Business option provides students with formal training in agricultural business and management as related to livestock production. Opportunities for advance graduate studies exist in agricultural economics, agricultural education, business administration, and livestock management.

ENVIRONMENTAL, NATURAL RESOURCE AND PLANT SCIENCES

The Environmental, Natural Resource and Plant Sciences B.S. degree program offers options in Environmental Science, Environmental Health, Natural Resources, Plant and Soil Sciences, Horticulture, Forestry and Wildlife/Fisheries.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Environmental Science

The Environmental Sciences interdisciplinary option provides students with an understanding of how human activities effect our environment and its resources, including how to provide possible solutions to important environmental issues.

PLANT AND SOIL SCIENCES
Plant and Soil Sciences

The Science option provides students the opportunity to obtain advanced training in animal sciences, chemistry, biology, and related sciences in preparation for graduate or professional school, including veterinary or human medicine.

NATURAL RESOURCES
Natural Resources

The Natural Resources interdisciplinary option provides students with a broad-based scientific background related to the management, sustainability and use of our natural resources.

FORESTRY, WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES
Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries

The Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries option is offered in collaboration with other universities under a 3+1 arrangement with three years of study at Tuskegee University and one year of study at a partner institution in preparation for graduate studies.

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Environmental Health

The Environmental Health interdisciplinary option provides students with knowledge of how the environment influences human health and disease and how to identify and address these risk factors.

HORTICULTURE
Horticulture

The Horticulture option focuses on the production, physiology and management of horticultural crops such as fruits, vegetables and ornamentals.

FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL DEGREES

The Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences offers Bachelors of Science (B.S.) degrees in Food Science, Nutritional Science, Didactic Program in Dietetics, Public Health Nutrition, and dual degrees in Food Science & Biology or in Nutritional Science & Biology.

 

DIETETICS
DIETETICS

The Didactic Program in Dietetics option is designed to insure graduates will have the technical and academic knowledge to successfully compete for placement in a Dietetic Internship program, graduate school or for entry-level jobs.

 

FOOD SCIENCE
Food Science

The Food Science program integrates food science, chemistry, physics, biology/microbiology and mathematics in an applied manner. This program is approved by the Higher Education Review Board of the Institute of Food Technologists

FOOD SCIENCE/BIOLOGY
FOOD SCIENCE/BIOLOGY

The Food Science/Biology option affords students majoring in food science and biology the opportunity to attain a dual major in four (4) years and two (2) summers. Upon graduation, the student will have two B.S. degrees.

NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE

The Nutritional Science program integrates nutritional science, biology, chemistry, physics and human anatomy/physiology. The basic science foundation this curriculum is built on prepares students to earn a M.S. or Ph.D. in either applied community nutrition or nutritional biochemistry.

NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE/BIOLOGY
NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE/BIOLOGY

The Nutritional Science/Biology affords students majoring in Nutritional Science and Biology the opportunity to attain a dual major in four (4) years and two (2) summers. Upon graduation, students will have two B.S. degrees.

PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION
PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION

The Public Health Nutrition program is meant to provide students with skills in (1) core knowledge-chemistry, biochemistry, nutrigenomics, biology and microbiology, (2) developing community programs to promote optimal nutrition and good health; (3) working with special groups at risk for disease; and (4) evaluation of lifestyle, environmental, and psychological issues related to nutrition and health.

GRADUATE DEGREES

In addition to the undergraduate programs available within DAES, opportunities for Graduate Study are also available at the M.S. and Ph.D. levels. Research and teaching assistantships are available for accepted graduate students on a competitive basis.

MASTER'S OF SCIENCE IN AGRICULTURAL and RESOURCE ECONOMICS
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The M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics program seeks to facilitate the development of competencies in applied economics and analysis of challenges and opportunities in agriculture and food, community and other resource systems. The program provides for numerous careers or continuation into a Ph.D. program.

MASTER'S of SCIENCE in ANIMAL SCIENCE
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The M.S. in Animal Science program is flexible in terms of research and course work so that students can achieve their career-inspired and individual objectives. Students can select from concentration areas such as nutrition, parasitology, silvopasture, breeding and genetics, reproduction and biotechnology.

MASTER'S of SCIENCE in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
MASTER'S of SCIENCE in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The department offers two graduate training programs in the Environmental Sciences area, including Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (Thesis [Residential Only] and Non-Thesis [Residential and Online] options), and the Master of Science in Environmental Management (Non-Thesis option, Online Only)

Concentration areas include climate change, watershed management, environmental health, fate and transport of environmental toxicants, soil health, and nutrient and ecosystem management.

MASTER'S of SCIENCE in FOOD and NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE
MASTER'S of SCIENCE in FOOD and NUTRITIONAL SCIENCE

The Master's of Science in Food and Nutritional Sciences is a two-year degree program with two major options: Food Science or Nutritional Science. Research assistantships and fellowships are available for students admitted to the program.

MASTER'S of SCIENCE in PLANT and SOIL SCIENCE
MASTER'S of SCIENCE in PLANT and SOIL SCIENCE

The M.S. in Plant and Soil Science program is flexible in terms of research and course work so that students can achieve their career-inspired and individual objectives. Students can select concentration areas such as biotechnology, breeding, genetics, organic farming and much more.

Ph.d. in AGRICULTURAL and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ENGINEERING
Ph.d. in AGRICULTURAL and ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ENGINEERING

The Ph.D. degree program in Agricultural and Environmental Science Engineering offers a wide variety of opportunities and integration at the interface of agriculture, environmental sciences and engineering in addressing national and global agricultural and environmental challenges of the 21st century. Students in this program may select from one of three thrust areas of specialization: Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Engineering, Renewable Energy, Bioenergy and Biomass Conversion, and Food Science and Food Processing.

Ph.D. IN SCIENCE in INTEGRATIVE PUBLIC POLICY and DEVELOPMENT
Ph.D. IN SCIENCE in INTEGRATIVE PUBLIC POLICY and DEVELOPMENT

The Ph.D. degree program in Integrative Public Policy and Development (IPPD) is an interdisciplinary program that leverages faculty expertise, resources and academic strengths of the College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences. IPPD has three areas of specialization: Agriculture and Resource, International Development Policy, and History and Public Policy.

PhD. in INTEGRATIVE BIOSCIENCES
PhD. in INTEGRATIVE BIOSCIENCES

The Tuskegee University Ph.D. degree program in Integrative Biosciences is designed to develop professionals who are not only technical proficient, but who also possess the flexibility and adaptability to address the complexities of current challenges.

ONLINE DEGREES

Tuskegee University, in collaboration with the Office of Distance Education and Online Learning, is committed to offering a high quality online education program that adheres to the standards set forth by SACSCOC. The University is dedicated to ensuring that the programs and courses offered through this medium are as academically rigorous as those courses that are offered on the campus. Both campus-based and online course and program offerings will result in creating deep and lasting learning in the students.

MASTER of SCIENCE in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
MASTER of SCIENCE in ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE

The online Master of Science in Environmental Sciences program (non-thesis only) is designed for working professionals and others who wish to complete an advance program in Environmental Science without disrupting careers. Concentration areas include climate change, watershed management, environmental health, fate and transport of environmental toxicants, soil health, and nutrient and ecosystem management. Project areas are designed to meet the student's needs and can be done in cooperation with employers.

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