Academics at AGNR

Food, nutrition and human health, genomics, biotechnology, energy, economics, animal diseases and welfare, and the environment—all vital and thought-provoking topics and hallmarks of the 21st century –are being studied in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) at the University of Maryland. These topics, cover the entire biosystem spectrum ranging from the molecular to the ecosystem level, and including the human community, make it an exciting time to be part of our College.

Dr. Craig Beyrouty, Dean

Academic Departments

Animal & Avian Sciences

Animal science is the study of domesticated animals used for food, biomedical research, and leisure.

Animal & Avian Sciences

 

Agricultural & Resource Economics

A world-class academic unit specializing in the broad issues of the economics of agricultural, environmental, and natural resources.

Agricultural & Resource Economics

Entomology

Focus on insects and their relatives, but spanning subdisciplines, including: ecology, aquatic biology, molecular and developmental biology, genetics, biological control of insects and weeds, systematics, evolutionary biology, integrated pest management, toxicology, and insect pathology.

Entomology

Environmental Science & Policy

A multi-disciplinary program with practical experience to garner an appreciation for the ways science, social systems, and policy interact to respond to the world's emerging environmental challenges.

Environmental Science & Policy

Environmental Science & Technology

Fundamentals of environmental science, while instilling a deep fascination and intellectual capacity to work in their chosen area of specialization, whether it's Natural Resources Management, Ecological Design, Soil and Watershed Science, or Environmental Health.

Environmental Science & Technology

Nutrition & Food Science

For students interested in the dynamic and global food industry, public health and community nutrition sectors, health care, or biomedical research, with a mission to improve food safety, diet, and health.

Nutrition & Food Science

Plant Science & Landscape Architecture

Agricultural Science and Technology (Agronomy), Landscape Architecture, and Plant Science majors as well as the Agricultural Education dual major. Explore a science-based curriculum to obtain skills in agricultural production, design built environments that minimize impacts and restore natural ecosystems, or study basic and applied plant biology.

Plant Science  

Landscape Architecture

Agricultural Science and Technology

Veterinary Medical Sciences

Sponsors graduate degrees, research, and extension programs dedicated to improving the health of animals and humans. A partnership with the VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM).

Veterinary Medical Sciences

Institute of Applied Agriculture

The Institute of Applied Agriculture offers eight academic certificate programs that provide students with the entrepreneurial and technical skills needed to manage profitable agricultural enterprises including golf courses, boarding stables, sports fields, landscape companies, and farming operations.

Institute of Applied Agriculture

International Programs

The College is committed to providing a unique student experience with global scope. Learn more about our study abroad opportunities, international Extension programs, ROOTS Africa, China 2+2, and other opportunities for students and faculty.

International Programs

Student Spotlights

Providing PPE to Maryland

Students creating PPE

AGNR students in the Department of Environmental Science and Technology (ENST) refashioned the department’s Project Development Center into a fabrication lab for protective face shields to aid in the battle against COVID-19. 

Providing PPE to Maryland

ROOTS Africa

Cedric Nwafor photo

ROOTS Africa, a student-led organization with the goal to fight poverty and hunger in rural Africa through innovation, entrepreneurship, and sustainable agricultural practices, was recently featured on the Big Ten Network.

Roots Africa Big Ten Network

Flying High with Bald Eagles

This unique research experience with Dr. William Bowerman, Chair of Environmental Science and Technology, involves a combination of leadership, lab work, field work, wildlife tracking, and even intense climbing, all while providing deep knowledge on the country's national bird, no longer on the endangered species list thanks largely to data from this program on population health and toxins.

Bald Eagle Research

Students vs. Sous Chefs

Patrick Keenan, Dietetics

How do you think a college student would fare in a head-to-head cooking competition against a professional chef? That’s also the idea behind “Terps vs. Pros,” a new You Tube series showing how nutritious and delicious dorm cooking can really be.

Terps vs. Pros

Bass Fishing Pioneer

Emma Mullineaux

Emma Mullineaux '19 from the Agricultural Science and Technology program was the only female competitor in the country for 2019 and the first Marylander ever to compete in the Bassmaster College Series National Championship. 

Bass Fishing Pioneer

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