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.
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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.
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.
Students of the Managment and Marketing option gain broad-based knowledge in management, marketing and finance.
The Sustainable Agriculture interdisciplinary option provides students with knowledge in sustainable agriculture and management, as well as business management skills.
The Natural Resources interdisciplinary option provides students with a broad-based scientific background and use of natural resources and business management skills.
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.
The Natural Resources interdisciplinary option provides students with a broad-based scientific background related to the management, sustainability and use of our natural resources.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.