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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major in agriculture and natural resources at UD:

Feed the world. Protect the planet.

There has never been a more immediate and pressing need for agriculture and natural resource professionals than now. The field of agriculture and natural resources needs professionals to educate others, and address real-world problems of feeding the world and protecting the planet. With a working farm right on main campus, students have unparalleled access to a 350-acre classroom, where they gain practical experience by actively testing their knowledge in real-world settings. Students regularly engage with faculty from each of the college’s departments for hands-on experiences, research opportunities and connections to communities.


  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

  • Animals, Science and Society

  • Crop Science

  • Statistics

  • Insects and Society

  • Food for Thought

  • Economics of Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Soil Science

  • Landscape Architecture


  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Agricultural Educator
  • Agricultural Sales
  • Farm Manager
  • Agribusiness Manager
  • Crop Consultant
  • Animal Care and Training Consultant


  • Agricultural Education
  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Agriculture and Applied Economics
  • Animal Science
  • Plant Science
  • Environmental Education
  • Business Administration

What’s special about this program?

Students in the major experience all that the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources has to offer. By choosing courses in animal and food sciences; applied economics and statistics; entomology and wildlife ecology; and plant and soil sciences, students gain practical experience in the various subjects that make up the field of agriculture and natural resources. Students have flexibility in their curriculum, allowing them to sample different areas while making them appealing to employers looking for graduates with diverse backgrounds in agriculture and natural resources.

Get Involved

Ag Ambassadors
Agricultural College Council (AgCC)
Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity (AGR)
Alpha Zeta (AZ)
American Society of Landscape Architects Student Chapter
Animal Science Club
Beekeeping Club
Blue Hen Birding
Collegiate 4-H
Collegiate FFA
Entomology Club
Equestrian Team
Food Marketing Club
Food Recovery Network
Food Science Club
Horticulture Club
Hydroponics Club
Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANNRS)
Pre-Veterinary Club
Philadelphia Flower Show Club
Sigma Alpha Sorority (SA)
Students for the Environment
The Wildlife Society

Sample curriculum

To earn a bachelor’s degree, students must complete 124 credits and meet specific requirements as outlined in the online catalog. The following plan is one example, as not every student will take every course in the same order.


MATH 115 or higher Pre-Calculus
APEC 135 or equivalent Introduction to Data Analysis
ENGL 301, 302 or ANFS 449, 450 Written Communications course
COMM 212, 350 or AGRI 217, LEAD 209, THEA 204 Oral Communications course
BISC 207 and CHEM 103/133 Physical Science



AGRI 100, AGRI 130, STAT 200, AGRI 400

Core courses 10 credits

ANFS 101 or 102, APEC 100, APEC 150, GEOG 152, PLSC 151

100-level courses 16 credits

AGRI 224, APEC 212, ENWC 201 or 205, LARC 202 or 232,
PLSC 204, PLSC 206

200-level courses 18 credits

* from list of approved courses

300-level courses 12 credits

* from list of approved courses

400-level courses 12 credits

*See catalog for list of course options



First Year Experience

Seminar in Composition



University and College Breadth Courses



Discovery Learning Experience



Multicultural Course


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This major is eligible for the following programs: