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CALNS Mission Statement

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The College of Agricultural, Life and Natural Sciences operates in the traditional land-grant concept with instructional, research, and outreach programs.  The College aims to provide a dynamic education for capable individuals, who have the determination to prepare for careers in agriculture and the biological sciences.


The mission is accomplished by applying scientific knowledge and enhancing basic skills through well-designed academic programs.  Students prepare for rewarding careers through the:  1) Pursuit of courses in the general education curriculum of the University that provide desirable broad educational experiences for all students; 2) Development of a fundamental understanding of the basic principles of agriculture and biological sciences; and 3) Mastery of technical knowledge, basic skills, and their application as required for proficiency in their chosen areas of specialization.