CAHS History

Farm2_originalsizeThe College of Agriculture and Human Sciences has had its roots firmly established at Prairie View A&M University since 1879 when the University’s academic curriculum was expanded to include agriculture and home economics.

The College of Agriculture and Human Sciences is unique in that it operates in the true land-grant tradition of teaching, research and service through its academic, extension and research components. The College offers a diverse curriculum to students through its Department of Agriculture, Nutrition and Human Ecology and prepares them to respond effectively to complex social issues relating to the food, agricultural, human and natural resource sciences.

Innovative strategies are used in the delivery of classroom, laboratory and experiential learning activities that prepare graduates to engage in a diverse and global labor force.

The only Master of Science degree currently offered in the CAHS in Human Science offers a student an opportunity to begin preparation for state licensure as a marriage and family therapist and other professional licenses.