Dick and Mary Lewis Kleberg College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Shad D. Nelson, Dean
Support Services Building Suite 110
Website: https://www.tamuk.edu/agriculture/   

William P. Kuvlesky, Jr., Associate Dean
Vanessa Garza-Villarreal, Business Administrator I
Rosie Vela, Executive Assistant to the 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
  • 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, Rangeland & Wildlife Sciences, 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, Rangeland 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 in Kingsville, and South Pasture for wildlife and natural habitat management. .

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.

Individuals with Pre-existing Health Conditions

Working with animals pose certain risks to individuals with pre-existing health conditions, especially if those conditions are exacerbated by exposure to certain allergens, pathogens, or physical demands. Please see the examples provided here in the document Individuals with Pre-existing Health Conditions.