Departments and Teaching Units

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, which includes the Institute of Parasitology, the School of Human Nutrition and the Bieler School of Environment, conducts teaching and research that focuses on agriculture, nutrition, health and the environment.

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  • Agricultural Economics: teaching and research in the application of economic theory and methods to problems in the global food system and the environment
  • Animal Science: teaching and research in modern animal agriculture and biology
  • Bioresource Engineering: teaching and research on engineering in the biological and environmental spheres, as well as agriculture
  • Food Science and Agricultural Chemistry: teaching and research in on chemistry, biochemistry, analysis, safety, and processing of food products
  • Natural Resource Sciences: teaching and research in natural and managed ecosystems for the purpose of conservation and optimal resource management
  • Plant Science: teaching and research in molecular and cellular plant biology, management of plant communities, and agricultural applications in a wide range of ecosystems

The School of Human Nutrition offers teaching and research on the improvement of human health during the entire life span by training future leaders in the role of macro- and micronutrients in health and disease.

Research at the Institute of Parasitology is centered around the main themes of pathogenesis/host defense mechanisms and the molecular basis of drug resistance/drug target discovery.

The Bieler School of Environment combines perspectives from the Faculties of Arts, Science, and Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. It bridges disciplines from the sciences and the arts to prepare its students as environmental professionals who think beyond traditional boundaries.

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