A hands-on education
Practical experiences inside and outside of the classroom
UD's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources: A true community: youtube.com/watch?v=-caFa-Uu_xo
With a full slate of majors and minors, our programs teach students how to feed the world and protect the planet, and our graduates are in high-demand. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the food, agriculture, natural resources and the environmental sectors will generate nearly two jobs for every one graduate.
Our college is an educationally rich environment bursting with life and learning. Students are invited and encouraged to be full partners in their education. As an undergraduate student, we will strongly encourage you to question, discuss and develop the expertise necessary to formulate solutions to real-world challenges in whatever career you pursue.
Go Global at UD
USA Today lists five agriculture and natural resources programs in the top 25 majors for employability.
57,900 annual job openings
for graduates with bachelor’s degrees or higher in the food, agriculture, natural resources and the environmental sectors — nearly two jobs for every one graduate
The Undergraduate Research Program provides opportunities to work on a wide range of research and creative projects in disciplines across the entire campus. Collaborating with members of the UD faculty, students undertake traditional research in the library or laboratory or engage in creative projects and community-based research.
There are dozens of reasons to choose UD.
In the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, the word “research” goes beyond the stereotype of white coats and sterile labs. Research opportunities are available in our laboratories, greenhouses, forest, gardens, and with local industries, and organizations as early as freshman year.
Unlike other colleges of agriculture, our 350-acre working farm is right on our main campus.
Our students’ acceptance rate into veterinary schools is twice the national average.
You will receive hands-on experience working with animals and crops—getting out into the field, wetlands, forests and greenhouses from day one.
Our college has a small college feel with the benefits of a mid-sized university.
We have 18 student clubs and organizations within the college alone and 400 others campus-wide.
Our renowned faculty take immense pride in teaching, mentoring and advising students.
Students help run our organic garden, which produces food for several local restaurants
Our entrepreneurial undergraduates develop, market and sell our delicious UDairy Creamery ice cream to the public from our very own dairy cows.
UD was the first college in the U.S. to study abroad; we travel to New Zealand, Brazil, Costa Rica and Tanzania just to name a few.
We promise to:
Be there for you through the college selection process;
Offer you guidance and assistance to get the information you need to make wise choices about furthering your education;
Provide opportunities to visit our unique campus;
Provide information on our majors and programs of study;
Connect you with faculty and students; and
Make you feel confident about your college choice!