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2024-2025 University Catalog 
2024-2025 University Catalog

Don B. Huntley College of Agriculture

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Martin Sancho Madriz, Interim Dean
Peter Kilduff, Associate Dean

As the founding college of the University, instruction in the College of Agriculture is offered in eight majors leading to the Bachelor of Science degree.  Additionally, the college offers three Master of Science degree programs, including an M.S. in Dietetics, an M.S. in International Apparel Management and an M.S. in Agriculture, with four subplans in Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Nutrition and Food Science, and Plant Science.

The College of Agriculture prepares students for careers in a wide variety of positions throughout the agricultural, food, apparel/textile industries, environment, science, retail, and healthcare fields.  Careers can be found in business, industry, education, conservation, recreation, specialized services, governmental work, as well as production.  Positions can vary from technical and analytical to creative and entrepreneurial.  Career opportunities for men and women are numerous with many being relatively unknown a few years ago.  Rewarding occupations exist at both the domestic and international level, especially for individuals with dual language skills.  Students from rural and urban communities will find a broad spectrum of opportunities that suit their interests and abilities.

The Agricultural Industry

The agriculture industry serves the State by generating food for the U.S. and the world.  While less than two percent of California’s population now lives and works on the farm, approximately 80,500 farming businesses produce food worth $47 billion and well over $100 billion in processing, packaging and distribution of the food supply.  Agriculture graduates find careers in areas such as production, research, biotechnology, governmental regulation, environment and natural resource management, landscaping, water management, golf course management, agriculture-related financial services and education.

The Food Industry

The Southern California food industry provides an ever-increasing number of job opportunities for graduates.  Careers can be found in areas such as nutrition science, dietetics, food chemistry, food processing, sensory evaluation, product development, quality assurance, food management, food marketing and supply chain management, food safety, and culinology.  Nutrition science and dietetics is a pathway for many students pursuing graduate programs in the medical and healthcare fields.

The Apparel Industry

The California apparel sector is the largest and most dynamic in the United States.  Los Angeles is a major international fashion hub, containing many top apparel brands and retail groups. Career opportunities are diverse, embracing buying, designing, product development, production, visual merchandising, supply chain management, store operations management, and brand marketing.  Employers vary from global corporations to young entrepreneurial businesses, drawn from across the manufacturing, distribution, technology, textiles, and creative services sectors of the industry.

Facilities for Animal Science, Animal Health Science, and Plant Science

Facilities on or near the campus make possible practical laboratories for the various majors. The university farm consists of fertile soils typical of the southern California area with enough variation in soil type and climate to give students broad experience.  Over 700 acres of university owned land are available for pastures, crops, groves, and ornamental plantings.  Animal production flocks and herds are maintained for undergraduate instruction and graduate research.

Facilities for Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science and Technology 

Classrooms and laboratories are housed in Building 7.  Laboratories include sophisticated testing and research equipment for numerous faculty and student research projects in nutrition and product development.

Facilities for Apparel Merchandising and Management

Classrooms and laboratories are housed in Building 45.  Laboratory space includes a textile testing lab, a digital dyeing and printing lab, an apparel manufacturing lab, and three computer labs equipped with apparel industry specific software, including computer-aided design, patternmaking, enterprise resource planning, and store operations management.  An apparel product development lab and a retail boutique are used for the AM2/ApparelScapes apparel production capstone and fashion retail capstone micro-businesses.

Academic Programs

Agribusiness and Food Industry Management B.S. 
Agricultural Science (Education) B.S.
Animal Health Science B.S.
Animal Science B.S.
      with subplans in Animal Science and Pre-Veterinary Science/Graduate School
Apparel Merchandising and Management B.S.
     with subplans in Design and Production, Fashion Retailing, and Textile Technology and Sustainability
Food Science and Technology B.S.
     with subplans in Culinology, General, and Science and Technology
Nutrition B.S.
     with subplans in Dietetics and Nutrition Science
Plant Science B.S.

Agribusiness and Food Industry Management
Animal and Veterinary Science
Equine Studies Science
Fashion Merchandising
Food Safety
Food Science and Technology
Footwear Design and Merchandising
International Agricultural Business Management
Pest and Disease Management
Soil Science
Urban and Community Agriculture
Water Resources and Irrigation Design

Agricultural Specialist, Agriculture Single Subject (in Ag. Science)

Agriculture, M.S.
      with subplans in Agricultural Science, Animal Science, Nutrition and Food Science, and Plant Science
Dietetics, M.S. (online)
International Apparel Management, M.S.


Dean’s Office
Building 2, Room 216
(909) 869-2200
(909) 869-4454 and 869-4074 fax
(888) 2DAYS AG (toll free)
E-mail: agriculture@cpp.edu
Website: www.cpp.edu/~agri

Graduate Programs
Building 2, Room 212
(909) 869-3021
Yao Olive Li, College Graduate Programs Coordinator

University Advancement
Huntley College of Agriculture
Patricia Tucker, Senior Director of Development
(909) 869-4409

Recruitment and Outreach Office
Building 2, Room 114
(909) 869-2869
Sharon Ellis, Student Success, Outreach & Recruitment Assistant

Agribusiness & Food Industry Management and Agricultural Science
Building 2, Room 213
(909) 869-2207
Jon C. Phillips, Chair

Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Building 2, Room 123
(909) 869-2216
Shelton Murinda, Chair

Apparel Merchandising and Management
Building 45, Room 152
(909) 869-3377
Muditha Senanayake, Chair

Nutrition and Food Science
Building 7, Room 110
(909) 869-2226
Harmit Singh, Chair

Plant Science
Building 2, Room 209
(909) 869-2214
Eileen Cullen, Chair

College of Agriculture Programs

Agricultural Research Institute (ARI)

The Huntley College of Agriculture is an active participant in the State’s Agricultural Research Institute (ARI). The program provides public funds that are matched “dollar for dollar” with industry and governmental agency resources to support food and agricultural research. Using university facilities, the faculty, technical staff, and students are able to conduct funded research targeted to improve the economic efficiency, productivity, profitability, and sustainability of California agriculture and allied industries.

California Agricultural Leadership Program

Cal Poly Pomona, through the Huntley College of Agriculture, is one of four universities in the state which participate in the California Agricultural Leadership Program. Under the auspices of the Agricultural Education Foundation, the Program consists of a series of seminars and travel experiences designed to broaden the perspectives of selected mid-career agricultural professionals who have demonstrated leadership potential. Participants complete the program with a greater capacity to accept leadership responsibility in any part of society. For more information, contact the Dean of the College.

Special Programs for Agriculture Students

Recruitment, Retention and Graduation

The Huntley College of Agriculture has developed an ongoing outreach program for prospective students from both high schools and community colleges. Students and staff regularly visit southern California schools to talk to students, parents and teachers about attending college, studying programs offered by the college and attending Cal Poly Pomona. Our Recruitment and Retention staff provide campus tours and pre-admission counseling, as well as serving as a contact point for new and prospective students. Our Student Success team supports enrolled students with academic and career counseling services. For assistance, please call the Recruitment and Outreach Office at (909) 869-2869.

Student Enterprise Projects

Students in the Huntley College of Agriculture are provided an opportunity to learn the interrelated skills involved in the production of a crop or animal project by means of the Student Enterprise Project experience. This supervised work program allows the student to utilize College facilities and equipment, along with financing provided through the National Science Foundation I-Corps program and Cal Poly Pomona Foundation. All aspects of project design, initiation and completion are developed by the student in consultation with the supervising faculty member. In addition to valuable experiential learning, the student is able to share in the profits generated by the project. Interested students should see their department chair for further information.

Student Organizations and Activities

Students in the Huntley College of Agriculture have the opportunity to become involved with many different types of student organizations, whether it be for a specific major or for a team that competes inter-collegiately. Organizations offer students the opportunity to meet informally with students and faculty outside of the classroom and to network with alumni and industry representatives. Students are encouraged to broaden their college experience by joining one of the following student organizations: Huntley Ambassadors, Agricultural Biology Club, Huntley Student Club Council, American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists-SoCal Broncos, Animal Health Science and Technology Association, Apparel Merchandising & Management Association, Horsemanship Club, Fashion Society, Food Science Society, Agribusiness Management Club, Foods and Nutrition Forum, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Club, Horse Show Team, Crops, Livestock, and Soils Judging Teams, Livestock Show Teams, Los Rancheros, Los Robles, National Agri-Marketing Association, Peer Advisors, Phi Tau Sigma Food Science Honor Society, Phi Upsilon Omicron, Pre-Vet Club, Student Association of Animal Science, and Veterinary Research Group. In addition to student organizations, there are many opportunities for students to work or volunteer in the college, including the academic departments, the farm, livestock units, nursery, farm store, and horse center.

Huntley College Of Agriculture Orientation Proficiency

All students majoring in academic programs offered by the College must be acquainted with program opportunities, academic skills and proficiencies, and knowledge of academic support entities which are necessary for a successful college career. All new students entering the College can demonstrate these abilities by either completing their department’s first year experience course in their first year or by having completed 24 semester units, prior to admission, of college level course work from an accredited college or university. New students entering the College with less than 24 semester units completed, who have not completed a first year experience course must enroll in their department’s first year experience course within two semesters of college residency.



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