Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Shad D. Nelson, Dean
Support Services Building Suite 110

William P. Kuvlesky, Jr., Assistant Dean

Mission Statement

The mission of the Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is to deliver excellent programs in agriculture and natural resources, founded upon experiential learning, that develop critical thinking and leadership skills. Through applied research, outreach and service, we improve the well-being of stakeholders.

The Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is composed of the following units:

  • Department of Agriculture, Agribusiness and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Rangeland and Wildlife Sciences
  • Department of Animal Science and Veterinary Technology
  • Department of Human Sciences
  • Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
    • Tio and Janell Kleberg Wildlife Research Park
    • South Pasture
  • Citrus Center
    • Citrus Center Main Farm
    • Citrus Center South Farm
    • Citrus Center Rio Farms Acreage
  • King Ranch Institute for Ranch Management
  • University Farm
  • USDA Kika de la Garza Plant Materials Center

The college offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Animal Science, Range & Wildlife, and Veterinary Technology.

The agricultural programs at Texas A&M University-Kingsville strive to serve the unique and diverse agriculture needs of South Texas with widely applicable programs in teaching, research and public service. Its program in the agricultural sciences is augmented by courses in the natural sciences, the arts and other supporting fields. A major in one of the five disciplines - Agribusiness, Agriculture Science, Animal Science, Range and Wildlife Management and Veterinary Technology - leads to a degree, as indicated later.

Transfer agreements have been developed with Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Harlingen and Palo Alto College in San Antonio, and agreements with other community colleges are pending. The college operates several teaching laboratories and research centers, including the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Citrus Center in Weslaco and the University Farm.

Degree Plans

The degrees that each department offers are found after the department course listings. Courses need not always be taken in order, although prerequisites must always be satisfied before a course is taken. Students are responsible for seeing that their degree program meets the "General Requirements for Graduation".

Laboratory Fee

For each laboratory course a fee of $2 to $30 is charged depending upon cost of materials used in the course.