The School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry at Louisiana Tech University features the most comprehensive agriculture program in North Louisiana, offering Bachelor of Science degree programs in Agricultural Business, Agricultural Education, Animal Science (including Pre-Veterinary Medicine), Geographical Information Science (GIS) and Forestry.
The Agricultural Business Program is designed to provide a base of knowledge and training for students interested in pursuing a wide variety of careers with organizations that are involved in agribusiness, natural resource management, and the production, processing, distribution and marketing of food and fiber products. The Business Concentration features a minor in Business Administration while the Plant Science Concentration includes a minor in Plant Science. These concentrations allow the student flexibility in pursuing specific career interests, as well as personal educational goals.
The Agricultural Education Program prepares the student for teaching vocational agriculture in secondary schools and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Education. The College of Education manages this program in conjunction with the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry. Courses offered by Agricultural Sciences and Forestry provide the student with background in the areas of agricultural business, animal science, forestry, and plant science.
The Animal Science Program provides instruction and practical experience in judging, breeding, feeding and managing livestock to prepare students for careers in livestock farming, management, business or veterinary medicine. Concentrations within the program are available in Equine Science, Livestock Production, and Pre-Veterinary Medicine. Applied instruction and practical experiences are provided through comprehensive facilities in each area of concentration.
The Forestry Program provides a strong background in understanding the complexities of forest resource management and sustainability. Emphasis is placed on the interactions of biological, economic, and social demands that affect forestry and wildlife. Students can choose between a B.S. degree in Forestry with concentrations in Forest Management or Wildlife Habitat Management.
The Geographic Information Science (GIS) Program offers students the opportunity to intersect technology and geospatial data with real-world applications. The B.S. in GIS degree program provides a learning pathway to robust hands-on education in Geographic Information Science for students who are interested in navigation, maps, and high-tech tools. Students can work with their advisors to customize their directed electives to prepare them for a wide variety of employment opportunities after graduation.
Faculty and staff in the School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry are highly qualified and are committed to working closely with students in designing degree programs that meet career objectives. Students are invited to be involved in faculty research activities and are also encouraged to participate in department clubs and activities.
William H. Green, DVM
Director, School of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry