Department of Wildlife and Natural Resources

The mission of the department is to provide comprehensive undergraduate and graduate degree programs that meet the academic and professional needs of the student in a diverse and ever-changing natural resources field.

We place emphasis on strong student engagement in the learning process so that each attains personal fulfillment, success, and respect as a leader in their chosen profession, community, and state.

We strive to serve and support the student recognizing each as an individual with his or her own unique history, talents, and goals.

We hope you choose Tarleton to be your academic home.

Quail Release

Department Head: Dr. Jeff Breeden

Office: Joe W. Autry Building, 201

B.S. in Wildlife, Sustainability, & Ecosystem Sciences

B.S. in Horticultural & Plant Sciences

  • Horticulture Science
  • Horticulture Management
  • Horticulture Business
  • Soil Science
  • Sustainable Agriculture & Agroecology

M.S. in Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences

  • Research (Thesis) Track
  • Professional (Non-Thesis) Track

Ph.D. in Animal & Natural Resource Sciences

TAMU College of Veterinary Medicine MOA

As a Texas A&M University System member, Tarleton State University has a formal partnership via a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM). Under this agreement, up to five additional students from Tarleton State University will be admitted each year to the TAMU CMV if they meet the academic requirements of the MOA program. Specific MOA requirements.

The number of students admitted to the DVM program from each of the four MOA universities is not limited to five each. Students from each of the MOA universities may apply and be admitted through the standard admissions progress outside of the MOA. Meeting the minimum criteria for admissions does not guarantee a student’s admission to the DVM Professional Program under an MOA. 

For questions about this program, please contact: Dr. Jeff Breeden.

“My passion for agriculture led me to Tarleton, but at the time I only possessed a vague idea of what I wanted to do with my degree. My studies, coupled with opportunities to conduct research and teach classes, allowed me to fine-tune my interests and provided me with valuable technical skills. I was challenged to think critically in order to discover for myself what makes the subject worth learning. As a result of the hands-on, personalized education I received at TSU, I am now working as a university instructor teaching my own students to discover and develop their passions.”

Lauren Selph, Class of 2019

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Box T-0050 Stephenville, TX 76402

Phone: 254-968-9221

Fax: 254-968-9228

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