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College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Office of the Dean
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530-752-0108; http://www.caes.ucdavis.edu

Major programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences highlight the multiple connections among agricultural sciences, environmental sciences and human sciences within the larger context of the quality of life in the global economy. The majors fall into three broad areas of study described below. The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences also offers two college-wide degree programs and two college-wide non-degree programs.

The Undergraduate Programs

Agricultural Sciences

These majors prepare students in animal biology and the management of environmental resources as needed to develop sustainable animal production technologies. Also considered is the impact of production and management processes on animal health and welfare, human diet and health, and the natural environment.

The majors that focus on plant science provide a strong background in the context of agricultural and environmental systems and societal needs; ecological understanding of food and fiber production systems; biological and economic principles that underlie management decisions in agribusiness; and a basic background in all areas of plant biology, including plant development, plant protection, biotechnology and post-harvest physiology.


Agricultural and Environmental Education, B.S
Animal Biology, B.S.
Animal Science, B.S.
Animal Science and Management, B.S.
Biotechnology, B.S.
Entomology, B.S.
Plant Sciences, B.S.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, B.S..
Sustainable Environmental Design, B.S.
Viticulture and Enology, B.S.


Agricultural Pest Management
Agricultural Systems & Environment
Applied Computing and Information Systems (Plant Sciences)
Animal Biology (Animal Science)
Animal Genetics (Animal Science)
Aquaculture (Animal Science)
Avian Sciences
Dairy/Livestock (Animal Science)
Environmental Horticulture (Plant Sciences)
Equine (Animal Science)
Forensic Entomology
Fungal Biology and Ecology (Plant Pathology)
Insect Biology (Entomology)
Insect Ecology and Evolution
Landscape Restoration
Medical-Veterinary Entomology (Entomology)
Precision Agriculture (Biological and Agricultural Engineering)

Environmental Sciences

These majors focus on the broad facets of the human and natural environments and their interactions. They draw on the social, physical and biological sciences as needed to prepare students for leadership and advanced studies in the areas of natural resource management, environmental quality and stewardship, community planning and design, and public policy decision making.


Agricultural and Environmental Education, B.S.
Atmospheric Science, B.S.
Ecological Management and Restoration, B.S.
Environmental Horticulture and Urban Forestry, B.S.
Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning, B.S.
Environmental Science and Management, B.S.
Environmental Toxicology, B.S.
Global Disease Biology, B.S.
Hydrology, B.S.
Landscape Architecture, B.S.
Marine and Coastal Science, B.S.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, B.S.
Sustainable Environmental Design, B.S.
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology, B.S.


Atmospheric Science (Land, Air, and Water Resources)
Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning (Environmental Science and Policy)
Environmental Toxicology
Geographic Information Systems (Biological and Agricultural Engineering)
Geographic Studies (Environmental Design)
Global Disease Biology (Plant Pathology)
Hydrology (Land, Air, and Water Resources)
International Science Studies (Land, Air, and Water Resources)
Landscape Restoration (Plant Sciences)
Soil Science (Land, Air, and Water Resources)
Watershed Science (Land, Air, and Water Resources)
Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology

Human Sciences

These majors foster a deeper understanding of the multiple connections between scientific and cultural issues in the context of human health and the quality of life. Basic physical and biological science, social science, design, and economic principles are taught in this context, linking food and fiber production to consumption, emerging knowledge to societal applications and policy, and human development to active, informed citizenship. Emphasis is on linking resources for humans with humans as resources. Physiological, social and aesthetic dimensions of the human experience are explored.


Agricultural and Environmental Education, B.S.
Clinical Nutrition, B.S.
Community and Regional Development, B.S.
Fiber and Polymer Science, B.S.
Food Science, B.S.
Human Development, B.S.
International Agricultural Development, B.S.
Managerial Economics, B.S.
Nutrition Science, B.S.
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, B.S.
Sustainable Environmental Design, B.S
Textiles and Clothing, B.S.


Aging and Adult Development (Human and Community Development)
Community Development (Human and Community Development)
Community Nutrition (Nutrition)
Fiber and Polymer Science (Textiles and Clothing)
Food Service Management (Nutrition)
Human Development (Human and Community Development)
International Agricultural Development (Plant Sciences)
Managerial Economics (Agricultural and Resource Economics)
Nutrition and Food (Nutrition)
Nutrition Science (Nutrition)
Textiles and Clothing

College-wide Programs

The college-wide programs cut across all of the above areas, providing students in a variety of majors with a background in such areas as public policy, economic principles in a global context and the intersections among environmental, agricultural and socio-economic issues. College-wide programs also include non-degree, lower division curricula aimed at providing students with a foundational knowledge base and the potential for developing individualized programs.


Individual Major, B.S. (suspended)


Contemporary Leadership
Science and Society

Non-degree programs:

Science and Society

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