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Agriculture and Natural Resources

Group of students in the field speaking with a crop producer along with instructor Mark Isaccs.

Feed the World, Protect the Planet

We offer an interdisciplinary major with the same name as our college. 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 generalists 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 Conservation & Ecology
  • Insects and Society
  • Food for Thought
  • Animals, Science & Society
  • Crop Science
  • Soil Science
  • Statistics
  • Economics of Agriculture and Natural Resources


  • Poultry Company Management
  • Agricultural Research
  • Crop Consulting
  • Animal Care
  • Environmental Control
  • Farm Manager
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Sales
  • Animal Care & Training Consultant


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

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)
Animal Science Club
Collegiate 4-H
Collegiate FFA
Design Articulture (DART)
Ducks Unlimited
The Entomology Club
Equestrian Team
Food Science Club
Horticulture Club
National AgriMarketing Association (NAMA)
Sigma Alpha Sorority (SA)
Volunteers for Intercultural and Definitive Adventures (VIDA)
The Wildlife Society

Sample curriculum

MATH 115 Pre-Calculus
APEC 135 Introduction to Data Analysis
ENGL 301, 302, 312, or 410 Written Communications course
COMM 212, 255, or 350 Oral Communications course

Thirty additional credits from any of the following areas (15 credits of the 30 must be at the 300 level or higher): Applied Economics and Statistics, Agricultural Education, Animal and Food Sciences, Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, Statistics, Agriculture or Plant and Soil Science.




First Year Experience

Seminar in Composition



University and College Breadth Courses



Discovery Learning Experience



Multicultural Course


          Agriculture and Natural Resources 9 cr.

A minimum of nine credits from any three different subject area codes, outside the subject area codes of the student’s major, offered by the departments in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Physical Science 8 cr.

Minimum of 8 credits in one area from CHEM, or PHYS.

Go Global at UD

This major is eligible for the following programs: