College Welcome

Dean, College of Agriculture and Human Sciences

Welcome to the College of Agriculture and Human Sciences. The College prepares students to enter careers in the rapidly growing fields of food and agriculture, nutrition, the human and environmental sciences, pre-vet and agribusiness.  We have an outstanding and committed cadre of faculty and research scientists as well as state-of-the-art labs and instruments, greenhouses, and a 770-acre research and demonstration farm on campus. Most of our classes are held and faculty housed in a modern facility that opened in 2016. We have several scholarships and research experiences as well as other experiential learning opportunities available to students.

Researchers are finding ways to address food security, come up with solutions for obesity and cancer, address climate challenges, add value, nutrition, and shelf life to agricultural products, protect fruits against sun rays, remove allergens from peanuts, and develop strategies to enhance ecosystem and watershed functions in a sustainable way. All these activities are geared toward meeting the needs and changing lives of Texans through informal education, community service and outreach through the Cooperative Extension Program.

The Cooperative Extension Program delivers programs through campus-based and thirty-five extension offices across Texas directly addressing the needs of half a million limited-resource citizens. As a member of The Texas A&M University System, we work in strong partnership with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension in program planning and delivery to the citizens of Texas in four areas: (1) Family and Community Health, (2) Agriculture and Natural Resources, (3) Community and Economic Development and (4) 4-H and Youth Development.

The College invites you to explore our website or visit in person to discover the many ways we contribute to enhancing lives through education, research and public service.

For more information, please contact:

Gerard D’Souza, Ph.D.
Dean and Director of Land-Grant Programs
P.O. Box 519; MS 2001
Prairie View, TX 77446
Telephone: (936) 261-2212
E-mail: gedsouza@pvamu.edu

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