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THE COLLEGE OF

AGRICULTURE
&

NATURAL
RESOURCES

FEED

the world

PRESERVE
the planet

NURTURE
the next
generation

AT THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE


AND NATURAL RESOURCES (AGNR),
thats what we do. We start local. Our
Terp Farm feeds hungry students, our
algae scrubbers clean the Chesapeake
Bay, and we combat obesity in schools
across Maryland. But our goals are
global. We share new techniques
with farmers in the Middle East to
address food insecurity. We develop
new methods to protect threatened
and endangered species. We discover
new ways to prevent cancer through
dietary choices.

ARE YOU READY TO DIG


DEEP AND CREATE A
SUSTAINABLE FUTURE?

BUILDING
ON OUR

The nation which tills the soil so as


to leave it worse than they found it, is
doomed to decay and degradation
Shall we not have schools to teach men
the way to feed, clothe, and enlighten
the great brotherhood of man?
U.S. REP. JUSTIN SMITH MORRILL (R-VERMONT), AUTHOR OF THE 1862
MORRILL LAND-GRANT ACT

Since the University of Marylands founding


a century and a half ago as the Maryland
Agricultural College, the worlds population
has exploded to more than 7 billion. That
means our original goal as a land-grant
instituteto provide an accessible education
to meet the states pressing practical needsis
more relevant than ever. Youll learn from
faculty experts as they create new techniques
and technologies to improve agricultural
production while still protecting our natural
resources and environment.

STEP UPYOU COULD


LEAD THE CHARGE IN
TACKLING THE WORLDS
RESOURCE CHALLENGES.

DOWN
DIRTY

Its 3 a.m. on a Saturday. While


your roommates are in bed, youre
camped out in the Campus Farm
stables, prepping for the birth of a
foal. Or maybe youre spending an
afternoon designing a rain garden,
tending tomato plants on a green
roof on campus, or blowing up
food to learn about its nutritional
content. You can also head inside,
where faculty members welcome
undergraduates into their labs, to
conduct research on sulfur levels in
soil or explore how to convert waste
into fuel.
An off-campus internship
might find you wading through
wetlands to collect plant samples
for Marylands Department of
the Environment, or working

with endangered species at the


Smithsonians National Zoo to
create effective new methods of
artificial insemination. If policys
your passion, take the Metro to
Washington, D.C., to help members
of Congress draft farm bills or to
promote food safety at the U.S. Food
and Drug Administration.
Whether its medical, law or
veterinary school; a farm out West;
the Peace Corps in South America; or
a nonprofit or government agency,

ALL THESE
EXPERIENCES WILL
GET YOU WHERE
YOU WANT TO GO.

1856
UMD is founded as the

MARYLAND
AGRICULTURAL

COLLEGE

362
FULL-TIME
FACULTY

12:1
STUDENT-TO-

FACULTY ratio

450,000

awarded to students

ANNUALLY THROUGH
SCHOLARSHIPS

ON AVERAGE

25%
OF STUDENTS
study abroad

Argentina
Australia
China
Costa Rica
Denmark
France
Ghana
Germany
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Kenya
Korea
Netherlands
New Zealand
Peru
Sweden
Taiwan
Tanzania
United Kingdom

GOING &

Youve got opportunities from the ground upand


sometimes down. Join our award-winning soil judging
team, and never call it just dirt again. Become a
member of the Maryland Equestrian Club, a studentrun organization that oversees the campus equine herd,
including its daily care, training and retirement. Reshape
campus as a member of the Student American Society
of Landscape Architects and turn a parking lot into a
temporary park.
Our reach extends across the state: The college runs four
research centers in distinctly different climates, where
faculty and students work with our full dairy herd or grow
grapes for wine production.
Or go fartherweve got study abroad programs on nearly
every continent. Survey French agriculture and live in a
homestay in Angers; examine biodiversity in Taiwan; or
study sustainable tropical ecosystems in Costa Rica.

TO SAVE THE WORLD,


FIRST SEE THE WORLD.

SMALL
COMMUNITY,
BIG

AT AGNR, YOULL FIND


ALL THE PERKS OF ONE
OF THE NATIONS BEST
PUBLIC RESEARCH
UNIVERSITIES, AS
WELL AS A TIGHT-KNIT
COMMUNITY INSIDE
THE COLLEGE.

With a faculty-to-student ratio of 12:1, youll always have


the dedicated attention of our world-class professors,
whether theyre advising you on a career path, leading a
lively classroom debate or guiding you in a lab.
Were one of the few examples of an urban land-grant
universitywere located just eight miles from the nations
capitalwith a working farm right in the heart of campus,
so you can live in a residence hall and keep an eye on a
pregnant ewe. Through fun events like Ag Day and the
Maryland State Fair, as well as tailgates, service trips
and more, youll bond with faculty members and fellow
students.

If you want to become part of the College of Agriculture


and Natural Sciences, we want to help make that happen,
through about $450,000 in scholarships offered annually
by the college and individual departments. Visit agnr.umd.
edu/students/scholarships to learn more.

DEPARTMENTS

Department of

Department of

Department of

Department of

AGRICULTURAL
AND RESOURCE
ECONOMICS

ANIMAL AND
AVIAN SCIENCES

ENVIRONMENTAL
SCIENCE AND
POLICY

ENVIRONMENTAL
SCIENCE AND
TECHNOLOGY

(ANSC)

(AREC)
Whether you want a career in
environmental policy, agribusiness or economics, ARECs
research- and data-driven
curriculum will give you the
foundation you need. Tackle
real-world problems through
applied economics classes
and research opportunities in
this top-three-ranked programeven as a freshmanwith
faculty studying major issues
like climate changes impacts
and adaptation; the economics of land, energy and water
resources; and computer use in
agriculture. arec.umd.edu

As an ANSC student, youll work


with horses, sheep, cows and
more at the Campus Farm, with
opportunities to investigate
beyond the traditional areas of
animal science, such as researching methods to preserve genetic
diversity in endangered species.
With concentrations in animal
care and management, equine
studies, laboratory animal
management, animal biotechnology, as well as pre-professional
tracks, youll be equipped to
take on a wide range of careers,
including as a veterinarian or
doctor. ansc.umd.edu

(ENSP)

(ENST)

If youre passionate about solving the worlds environmental


challenges, ENSP can put you
on that path. Youll learn from
experts in areas including soil
and watershed science, environmental health and ecology.
With support from three colleges
(AGNR, the College of Behavioral
and Social Sciences and the College of Computer, Mathematical,
and Natural Sciences), youll gain
a strong scientific background
as well as a deep understanding
of policymaking at all levels of
government. ensp.umd.edu

As people farm, log and fish to


support an ever-growing population, they can strain ecosystemsand in turn, human health.
ENST students learn not only the
science behind these impacts
but also how to develop solutions. Your classroom will extend
from wetlands to wastewater
treatment plants to forests, with
opportunities to join a nationally
recognized soil judging team,
work in the Chesapeake Bay
and clean local streams.
enst.umd.edu

Department of

Department of

NUTRITION AND
FOOD SCIENCE

PLANT SCIENCE
AND LANDSCAPE
ARCHITECTURE

(NFSC)

(PSLA)
Whether you want to promote
healthy eating patterns or better
understand the complex materials people ingest each day,
NFSC offers a concentration
for you. Through dietetics, food
science or nutritional science,
your coursework prepares you
to tackle the dynamic and global
food industry, public health,
biomedical research or health
care. You might go on to create
lifesaving treatments as a doctor,
develop the next great drink for
Honest Tea or provide nutritional
advice that leads an NFL team to
victory. nfsc.umd.edu

Create a more sustainable world


through PSLA, supplementing
your curriculum with opportunities to combat sea level change
and solve storm water issues
and install green walls around
campus. Through three distinct
majorslandscape architecture,
plant science, and agricultural
science and technologyyoull
develop the knowledge and skills
to do everything from managing a golf course to farming to
designing more livable communities. psla.umd.edu

TERP FARM PRODUCED

6,800+
pounds of produce

FOR CAMPUS
IN ITS FIRST 10 MONTHS

32%
of students participate

IN A LIVING AND LEARNING

COMMUNITY

MAJORS &
CONCENTRATIONS

AGRICULTURAL AND RESOURCE


ECONOMICS
AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGY

Biodiversity and conservation biology


Environmental geosciences and

restoration

ANIMAL SCIENCES:

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
AND TECHNOLOGY:

Animal biotechnology

Ecological technology design

Animal care and management

Environmental health

Combined ag-veterinary medicine

Natural resources management

Equine studies

Soil and watershed science

Laboratory animal management

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

Sciences pre-professional

NUTRITION AND FOOD SCIENCE:

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
AND POLICY:

Dietetics

Environment and agriculture


Environmental economics
Soil, water and land resources
Wildlife ecology and management
Environmental politics and policy
Global environmental change
Land use
Marine and coastal management

Food science
Nutritional science

PLANT SCIENCES:
Horticulture and crop production
Landscape management
Turf and golf course management
Urban forestry
Plant science

Society and environmental issues

The Institute of
APPLIED AGRICULTURE (IAA)
This two-year academic certificate program provides you with
entrepreneurial and technical skills to manage profitable agricultural
enterprises. IAA offers eight areas of study, including the popular
sustainable agriculture and golf course management programs.
iaa.umd.edu

AGRICULTURE FORWARD
at Maryland
You can earn both the IAA certificate and a bachelors degree in
four years. Apply directly to the IAA program, then transfer into
the four-year program after completing 30 credits (typically one
year). go.umd.edu/AgForward

Virginia-Maryland
REGIONAL COLLEGE OF
VETERINARY MEDICINE
UMD is one of three campuses of this professional veterinary college,
which offers masters and doctoral degrees, including a four-year
program leading to a doctorate in veterinary medicine.
vetmed.vt.edu

OFFICE OF ACADEMIC
PROGRAMS
0108 Symons Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
301.405.2078
agnr@umd.edu

CREDITS Produced by
the Division of University
Relations, University
Creative, for the College
of Agriculture and Natural
Resources. Photography
by Edwin Remsberg and
John T. Consoli.

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY The University of Maryland


affirms its commitments to a policy of eliminating discrimination
on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital
status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political
affiliation, physical or mental disability, or on the basis of the
exercise of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United
States Constitution.