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Facts and Distinctions

May 08, 2013 admin

Solving real-world problems in the agricultural, environmental, and human sciences to produce a better world, healthier lives, and an improved standard of living for everyone.



International Ranking

Agriculture and Forestry


National Ranking

  • Agricultural sciences
  • Food science & nutrition
  • Agriculture / agronomy
  • Plant and animal science
  • Entomology
  • Soil science
  • Environment / ecology


National Ranking

  • Agricultural economics
  • Agricultural engineering
  • Plant pathology
  • In 2015, UC Davis was ranked the No. 1 university in the world for teaching and research in the area of agriculture and forestry
  • The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences encompasses more than 2,300 acres devoted to agricultural teaching and research
  • The college has 330 faculty members
  • 5,300 undergraduate students in 29 majors (21 percent of UC Davis)
  • 1,000 graduate students in 45 graduate groups and programs (25 percent of UC Davis)



Helene Dillard – Dean

Mary DelanyExecutive Associate Dean

Jan HopmansAssociate Dean

Sue EbelerAssociate Dean, Undergraduate Programs

James HillAssociate Dean, International Programs

Research and Funding

  • UC Davis is the most published and cited U.S. research university in agricultural sciences, environment/ecology, and food science and nutrition.
  • UC Davis researchers lead the nation in extramural funding in agricultural sciences.


Undergraduate majors in the college


Graduate Education

Few universities claim UC Davis's consistent high rankings, which are due, in part, to strong graduate education programs. UC Davis's graduate groups, which cross academic departments and disciplines, draw the best students from throughout the world.

Some of the graduate study programs in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (and across other UC Davis colleges):


Academic Departments

Agricultural Sciences

Environmental Sciences

Human Sciences


News Sources

  1. News and Events: http://caes.ucdavis.edu/news
  2. Outlook alumni magazine: http://outlook.ucdavis.edu
  3. E-Newsletter: http://caes.ucdavis.edu/news/publications/e-news
  4. Facebook: College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis
  5. Twitter (three sites):
  • ucdavisCAES — General news updates from the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • ucdavisAgFood — News on agriculture, food, health, and related sciences at UC Davis
  • ucdavisEnviro — News on the environment and environmental sciences at UC Davis
College Spotlight

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Student News

Design It, Build It

Aug 21, 2015 Truscott donation allows landscape architecture students to dig in.

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Research News

Winery wastewater a viable Water Source For Vineyards

Oct 02, 2015 UC Davis scientists assessed winery wastewater samples monthly and conclude that - under the right conditions - wastewater is a viable irrigation source.

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Outreach News

Summer Internships

Jul 28, 2015 CA&ES students and Salinas Valley employers find common ground.

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