Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

About the Texas A&M University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Agriculture and the life sciences have been an integral part of Texas A&M since 1876, when it was founded as the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas. Because agriculture was one of the pillars on which Texas A&M University was founded, the students we have educated and the scientific advancements we have shared have made life better for millions, in Texas and around the world.

From long-established majors such as agronomy and animal science to newer programs such as forensics and spatial sciences, the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is widely recognized as a leader in dozens of academic disciplines.

Our award-winning faculty members are discovering the fuels of the future, unlocking genetic mysteries to cure diseases and working to ensure the safety, nutritional value, and abundance of the food supply.

Our more than 7,200 students choose courses of study from nearly 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in 14 academic departments. With more than 400 dedicated faculty and almost 60 academic advisors committed to student success, our college is a place that combines world-class research and teaching with genuine Aggie friendliness.

Through the College, Texas A&M graduates more students in agriculture-related fields than anywhere else in the nation. Our former students are in positions of leadership in industry, business, government, and the nonprofit sector around the world. Graduates are highly sought after in the job market and find rewarding careers throughout the nation and the world.

  • Established: 1911
  • Total students: 7,265
  • Number of degree programs: 31 Undergraduate, 37 Master’s, 24 Doctoral, 6 Online Graduate
  • Number of academic departments: 14