Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Relationships between agriculture, the environment, wildlife and humans are the focus within this department. Through environmentally focused education and research, students will learn new ways to manage and sustain agriculture and resources to help protect the world we live in.
There are various research projects within the department that include plant molecular genetics, poultry production, and many more dealing with agriculture and natural resources. Our faculty frequently collaborates with outside organizations, such as CIBER and other universities, in pursuit of change and innovation for the environmental landscape.
The Center for Integrated Biological and Environmental Research (CIBER) serves as an umbrella for researchers from DSU, Wesley College, DTCC and the University of Delaware for collaborative research in the environmental and life sciences.
The Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research is a federal grant program led by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to help states develop their research capabilities and institutions.
The goals of EPSCoR are to engage across different fields of study to address environmental and energy challenges and to educate on the benefits of the research; develop new ways of thinking and action through targeting education programs, focusing on long-term sustainability; build competitive research teams, and integrate new initiatives into our institutions.
The iTree project was developed by Dr. Sathya Elavarthi and researcher Tiffini R. Johnson to explore the functions of the urban forest at Delaware State University using iTree Streets, a free, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service.
Meet our highly trained faculty, who dedicate their time to their work and their students. Of the faculty in our department, 98% hold terminal degrees in their respective discipline and many collaborate in research partnerships.Faculty Profiles
STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES & OUTREACH
We admit many types of students into the DSU family, each with their own unique goals and aspirations. To help our students meet their needs, we have various opportunities for students to get involved with activities specific to their chosen field.
Study abroad to add to your college experience.
Clubs are a great way to get involved with your college and build your resume. Clubs that relate to your major build upon what you learn in class, offering an invaluable experience.
There are various scholarships available for students pursuing a path in agriculture and natural resources related careers.