JULY 7–20, 2019
Explore careers in plant and soil science, food science and technology, microbiology, horticulture, animal science, veterinary medicine, entomology, forestry, and natural resource sciences. Students will receive experiential learning opportunities through research and education, as well as field trips to conservation areas, a historical family farm, and agricultural research centers. Students will reside on the university campus located in Princess Anne, MD, and interact with diverse faculty and other agricultural professionals.
The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), the State’s historically black, 1890 land-grant institution, is a student-centered and doctoral research university that nurtures and prepares highly valued graduates to compete in a global, knowledge-based economy. UMES, founded in 1886, has been ranked in the top tier of the Nation’s best black colleges and universities, according to several recent annual rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The university’s Department of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resource Sciences offers three Bachelor of Science degree programs in agribusiness, urban forestry, and general agriculture (with concentrations in plant and soil science, animal and poultry science/business technology and pre-veterinary/pre-professional, agricultural education, and agricultural studies); a Master of Science in food and agricultural sciences; and a Doctor of Philosophy in food science and technology.