Agriculture, Biology, and Health Sciences

Mission Statement


The mission of Cameron University’s Department of Agriculture, Biology and Health Sciences is to provide high-quality instruction to students at the undergraduate level using a multi-disciplinary approach that emphasizes active learning, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

The department is committed to research and scholarly activities that advance, integrate, broaden, and communicate knowledge to our students and colleagues in the natural sciences. Our vision is to achieve excellence in education through the creative use of traditional and innovative instructional methods, technology, and research.

The department strives to develop students into scholars, mentors, and responsible citizens of their community, state and country who make a positive difference in society by enhancing agricultural productivity, environmental sustainability, and proper management of natural resources.

Our faculty participates in outreach to the state and nation through services to the university community, to the public, to governmental and industrial sectors, and to professional societies.

University Farm


The University Farm serves as a laboratory for instruction in the agriculture degree program. The farm headquarters are based just west of the main campus and consist of about 75 acres of pastures, roads, outbuildings, equipment maintenance facilities, and animal handling facilities. The Lawrence Farm is located approximately seven southwest of the campus and includes another160 acres of pasture and hay fields. Additional leased properties consisting of about 160 acres of pasture are located near Lake Ellsworth to the north of the city. The farm also includes the Plant Science Building, a greenhouse, and the Animal Science building, all equipped with teaching labs and located just a short drive from the main campus. We maintain a herd of registered Angus cattle as well as a commercial herd of cattle, and also have a herd of registered Katahdin sheep. Students in the agriculture program learn how to work with livestock animals safely and effectively, and will apply principles from animal science, plant science, and agribusiness management classes to real life situations.

McMahon Gross Anatomy lab

The McMahon Gross Anatomy Lab was constructed in the Sciences Complex with funding provided by a generous gift from the McMahon Foundation of Lawton, OK. The lab provides undergraduate students who are studying human anatomy the opportunity to learn human anatomy through cadaver dissection and the study of prosected bodies. This modern, state of the art, environmentally-friendly facility includes technology to maintain a safe working environment and to access dissection videos for guidance and review. The availability of multiple bodies means students will also observe the range of variation present in human structure. The McMahon Gross Anatomy Lab is operated with the approval of the Anatomical Board of the State of Oklahoma and in full accord with their regulations.