Sustainability at CANR

The University of Delaware’s College of Agriculture & Natural Resources recognizes the importance of sustainability as an outcome in education campus-wide.

CANR majors which teach and encourage sustainability include:

  • Animal Science – exploring ways to produce food given the complex relationship between the health of domestic animals, humans and our shared environment.
  • Environmental and Resource Economics  (optional concentration in sustainable development) –  focuses on allocating resources for the benefit of present and future generations and the international dimensions of such challenges across countries and cultures. 
  • Food Science – exploring ways to grow, process, package, preserve and utilize food in ways that make the food safe, nutritious, affordable and available with a minimal environmental impact and waste generation.
  • Insect Ecology and Conservation – study of the most abundant creatures on Earth—insects—and their interactions with other wildlife, humans, and the environment.
  • Landscape Architecture – combines science, technology, art and creative problem solving with a love of nature and the world outdoors. This professional program emphasizes design of outdoor spaces that are safe, aesthetically pleasing, and environmentally sustainable.
  • Landscape Horticulture and Design –  fuses the creative aspects of art and design with the technical and scientific aspects of horticulture. The discipline involves the analysis, planning, design, implementation and management of sustainable natural and constructed environments.
  • Natural Resource Management – an interdisciplinary approach to manage and sustain natural and environmental resources globally.
  • Plant Science –  applies the principles of agriculture, biology and chemistry to plant life in horticultural, agricultural, and natural settings with an emphasis on maintaining a safe, aesthetically pleasing, and sustainable environment.
  • Wildlife Ecology and Conservation – examines all non-domesticated animals and the challenges they face sharing the planet with humans.