- Small college within a mid-sized university – It’s the best of both worlds! Benefit from close interaction with your faculty and fellow students, but also enjoy the amenities and resources of a mid-sized university.
- You always count! – You won’t be in a class with hundreds of other students at CANR. In most cases, two-thirds of your classes will have fewer than 30 students. You’ll have lots of opportunities for great discussions and will have professors who know you by name!
- Lots of opportunities to make a difference – Whether you love animals, theater, sports, plants…or grilling, there is a club for you! With 18 clubs within the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources and almost 300 organizations across the University, you have lots of opportunities to get involved and make a significant difference in our community!
- Our 350 Acre Classroom– The best classroom right on main campus…our 350-acre facility includes a dairy farm, equine barns, statistics and experimental economics labs, botanic gardens, greenhouses, ecology woods, a wetland, an apiary, a creamery and much, much, more! In fact, we’re one of only a handful of colleges in the nation that has a working farm right on campus.
- Hands-on experiences – Learn by doing and seeing. As early as freshman year, students gain practical experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Students in every major may work in a lab, in the gardens, on the farm, or intern with local businesses and organizations to expand their knowledge.
- The World of Research – 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.
- Exceptional Teaching– Our renowned faculty have been recognized both nationally and internationally for both their teaching and research. They are accessible, too, and take pride working side-by-side with students. Many have earned outstanding academic advisement awards. Their doors are always open!
- Study abroad – There’s nothing better than learning more about the world and your place in it than exploring beyond our borders. As citizens in a global community, our students enjoy the opportunity to explore the world including Tanzania, New Zealand, Australia, Brazil, Dominica, Costa Rica, and more!
- Jobs After College – Not only will you be prepared when you graduate from CANR, but you will be in a great position to secure a job. Agriculture and natural resource professionals are needed now more than ever. In fact, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that there are two jobs to every graduate of agriculture and related sciences.
- We are here to help – CANR is a student-centered college where faculty and staff want you to be successful. The office of Undergraduate Services stands ready to help you in whatever way we can to make your college years productive and memorable.
At the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, we grow great minds! 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 57,900 annual openings for graduates with bachelor’s degrees or higher in those areas — 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.
Why choose UD?
- Unlike other colleges of agriculture, our 350-acre working farm right on our main campus will be your favorite classroom of all-time.
- 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 10,000 pounds of food annually for the community, restaurants and areas in need.
- 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.
Expert guidance from our Office of Undergraduate Student Services
As a prospective student, 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!