The primary mission of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences is to provide a high quality education leading to:
- Bachelor of science degrees in four majors: Agriculture, Geoscience, Natural Resources Management, and Family and Consumer Sciences
- Master of science degrees in two areas: Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Family and Consumer Sciences
- Commissioning of 2nd lieutenants in the United States Army.
The distinctive feature of the 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.