College of Agricultural Sciences

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Are you interested in studying agriculture, nature and conservation, nutrition and dietetics or veterinary medicine? McNeese's College of Agricultural Sciences is the place for you.

Home to the Harold and Pearl Dripps School of Agricultural Sciences, McNeese has three working farms where you can gain practical experience in everything from animal science to growing crops and beekeeping. We’re also home to the state-of-the-art CAMPP facility, where you can learn the skills needed for careers in food safety, meat processing and product preparation. With robust internship, research and scholarship opportunities and a national champion rodeo team to boot, the College of Agriculture is ready to help you get started on your path to success.

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Our Degree Programs

Discover What It's Like to Study at McNeese

Meet Food Technology Major Alexis

I was born in New Orleans, but I basically grew up in Slidell which is an hour away. Originally I came to McNeese because I was interested in becoming a dietician, and I was looking for colleges that weren’t too…

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McNeese general agriculture student works with crops in the field to prepare for a career in farming

Meet Agricultural Sciences Major Hunter

Natural resource conservation management and agricultural sciences major Hunter Lepretre, Gueydan, served this summer as the first student intern for agronomy research…

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Meet Food Technology Major Alexis

I was born in New Orleans, but I basically grew up in Slidell which is an hour away. Originally I…

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McNeese Natural Resource Conservation Management student helps control wild hog populations on Texas Ranch

Meet Natural Resource Conservation Management Major Cutter

I grew up watching Steve Irwin on TV, and I kept thinking to myself, ‘That would be cool to go…

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What is CAMPP?

CAMPP is a satellite campus of McNeese where students learn how to conduct applied research related to agricultural sciences. At CAMPP, students also prepare for a wide variety of careers in agriculture, food science and food service.

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What Makes McNeese One of the Best Schools for Agriculture?

  • Our students have the opportunity to travel to national and international academic and industry conventions to present their research.
  • Students in the College of Agricultural Sciences are first choice for local, state and national scholarships.
  • Our nutrition and dietetics program has additional accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).


Gayle Hall, Room 122
Monday - Friday - 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM