Welcome to the homepage of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore's School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences (SANS). We hope that those who visit our sites will feel free to contact us for more information or make frequent visits to our webpage as we continuously update it.

SANS is home to about 60 faculty members and ~ 900 majors and is composed of the Departments of Agriculture, Human Ecology, and Natural Sciences.Our departments are committed to offering, developing, or engaging in programs that provide challenging, rewarding, relevant, dynamic and high quality experiences for our students. We offer undergraduate majors or concentrations in animal and poultry science, pre-veterinary medicine, plant and soil science, agribusiness, agricultural studies, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, pre-medicine, environmental science (marine science and environmental chemistry), pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy, nutrition, dietetics, fashion merchandising, child development, family and consumer science, and urban forestry and teaching programs in agriculture, biology, chemistry, and family and consumer sciences. We offer M.S. degree programs in food and agricultural sciences, chemistry, marine-estuarine and environmental sciences, and toxicology, and the doctorate in food science and technology, marine-estuarine and environmental sciences, and toxicology.

The ultimate goals of SANS are that our graduates can be competitive in finding professional positions; that they will be leaders in their professional and social environments and life-long learners; that they can demonstrate a sense of social and civic responsibility as well as ethical and humanistic codes of behavior; and that the faculty will excel professionally because of an environment that is conducive for scholarly achievements. We all thank you for visiting our website.

Moses Thairu Kairo, Ph. D.
Dean, School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore was founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy. Since that time, it has grown into what is now a sprawling 1,100 acre campus tucked into Maryland’s beautiful lower Eastern Shore. Our tradition is that of a land-grant, historically black college that welcomes a diverse student body from nearly 30 countries. UMES currently offers undergraduate degrees in 26 disciplines and graduate degrees in nearly a dozen more. The university provides our students an opportunity to develop into well-rounded individuals prepared to assume leadership in today’s society.

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