The Eastern Shore’s abundant natural and agricultural resources - together with the growing fields of renewable energy and sustainability - make Chesapeake a great choice for those interested in agriculture and environmental careers.

Whether self-employed, working in government, business or nonprofit, or wanting to transfer for a four-year degree, our programs prepare you for traditional and emerging careers.


Why Chesapeake

Did you know Chesapeake College offers Maryland’s only associate degree in agriculture? With agriculture ranking as the Eastern Shore’s largest industry, and Delmarva’s growing reputation as a center of renewable energy projects, we’ve been a leader in environmental studies education and practices.

Environmental Studies Programs & Agriculture
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences A.S. Degree, Agriculture Concentration
  • Agriculture A.A.S.
  • Biological Sciences A.S.
  • Environmental Sciences A.S.
  • Landscape Design A.S.
  • Landscape Management A.S.

/ Environmental Studies Careers

  • Clean Energy Manager
  • Ecologist
  • Energy Auditor
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Farmer
  • Hydrologist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Oceanographer

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Environmental Studies & Agriculture News

Environmental Studies & Agriculture Program News
First Agriculture Degree Awarded at Chesapeake College
by Marcie Alvarado Molloy

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Pride of the Peake to honor Rhodes and Jones
by Marcie Alvarado Molloy

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PROGRAM announcements

Announcements and Upcoming Events.
  • 10Jul
    Jenny Rhodes Endowed Scholarship
    This scholarship will be awarded to any Eastern Shore resident who is enrolled in the Chesapeake College Agriculture Program. It does not require a minimum GPA and may be used to cover all types of educational expenses from tuition to textbooks to transportation to child care.
    Apply Now!

As an Eastern Shore native, I’ve always wanted to give back to the environment in a lasting and meaningful way. Chesapeake’s new curriculum exposed me to the ways in which ecological design can contribute to Bay revitalization. Now pursuing College Park’s Landscape Architecture B.L.A., I hope to lead in Bay shoreline restoration to benefit both our community and wildlife.

~ Greg Remesch

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