Academic Majors and Minors

Jul 23, 2013 admin
The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at UC Davis is where your imagination becomes reality.

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) has an international research reputation with outstanding academics and a diverse, active student community. The college houses 28 majors and 43 minors, plus an exploratory/undeclared option, in the fields of agriculture, environment, human needs, and social sciences. Many students are unsure about their major choice when they arrive on campus, and we are here to help guide you. You are here to explore your interests, find your passion, and begin your career path.


  • Aging and Adult Development
  • Agricultural Pest Management
  • Agricultural Systems and Environment
  • Animal Science—Animal Biology
  • Animal Science—Animal Genetics
  • Animal Science—Aquaculture
  • Animal Science—Dairy/Livestock
  • Animal Science—Equine
  • Applied Biological Systems Technology
  • Applied Computing and Information Systems
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Avian Sciences
  • Community Development
  • Community Nutrition
  • Contemporary Leadership
  • Environmental Horticulture
  • Environmental Policy Analysis and Planning
  • Environmental Toxicology
  • Fiber and Polymer Science
  • Food Service Management
  • Forensic Entomology
  • Fungal Biology and Ecology
  • Geographic Information System
  • Geographic Studies
  • Global Disease Biology
  • Human Development
  • Hydrology
  • Insect Biology
  • Insect Ecology and Evolution
  • International Agricultural Development
  • International Science Studies
  • Landscape Restoration
  • Managerial Economics
  • Medical–Veterinary Entomology
  • Nematology
  • Nutrition and Food
  • Nutrition Science
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Science and Society
  • Soil Science
  • Textiles and Clothing
  • Watershed Science
  • Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology


More information about minors can be found in the UC Davis General Catalog 

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