Dr. James L. Byford, Dean
251 Brehm Hall
The primary mission of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences is to provide a high quality education
leading to 1) bachelor of science degrees in four majors: Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, Family and
Consumer Sciences, and Nursing; 2) master of science degrees in two areas: Agricultural Operations Management,
and Family and Consumer Sciences; and 3) commissioning of 2nd lieutenants in the United States Army. The distinctive
feature of the first three B.S. degree programs is that each provides graduates some exposure to all principal
disciplines of the major. At the same time, each B.S. degree program has the flexibility to allow students to choose
a concentration of courses in one of several disciplines within the major. The college is also committed to be
of public service to taxpayers of the region, and to involve students in limited and applied research.
The College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences offers four baccalaureate degree programs in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, natural resources management, and nursing, a master of science in family and consumer sciences, and a master of science in agricultural operations management (distance delivery). There are five areas of concentration in agriculture and four concentrations in natural resources management. Pre-professional programs are offered in agricultural engineering, forestry, and veterinary medicine. Complete information about these programs may be found under the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers an undergraduate program leading to a bachelor of science in family and consumer sciences. The major in family and consumer sciences includes three areas of concentration. The department is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences for its undergraduate program. In addition, a graduate program leading to a master of science in family and consumer sciences is offered (see Graduate Study section). For complete information and details about family and consumer sciences curricula, refer to the family and consumer sciences departmental pages.
The Department of Nursing offers a program leading to a bachelor of science in nursing degree. This degree program has full approval of the Tennessee Board of Nursing and full accreditation from the National League for Nursing. Graduates with the B.S.N. degree are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for licensure as a registered professional nurse. For complete information about the B.S.N. degree, refer to the nursing departmental pages.
The Department of Military Science offers the ROTC Program, a four-year program divided into two parts--the basic course and the advanced course. Veterans and community college transfer students may bypass the basic course under certain conditions. Upon successful completion of the advanced course and graduation, cadets may be awarded a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, the Army National Guard, or the U.S. Army Reserve. For more detailed information about the ROTC Program, refer to the military science departmental pages.
Many different types of financial aid are available to incoming freshmen, transfer and returning students and
may include employment, loans, grants and scholarships. Financial Aid can be made available for one to four years
depending on the situation. Students should apply for financial aid each year by completing forms from the Student
Financial Assistance Office and the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences. All forms must be in the two offices
by March 1 of each year for the student to be considered in the first round of recipient selection. The recipients
will be notified by the Office of Student Financial Assistance in May or early summer.
Application forms may be obtained from:
|Student Financial Assistance Office
205 Administration Building
Martin, Tennessee 38238
Phone: (901) 881-7040
|College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences
Martin, Tennessee 38238
Phone: (901) 881-7250