First, some background about CAUSES.
The University of the District of Columbia (UDC) is an urban land-grant University that offers associate, baccalaureate, graduate and professional degree programs and certificate programs to learners of all ages. Lead by Dr. Sabine O'Hara, Dean, the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) embodies the land-grant tradition of UDC.
We offer innovative academic programs in:
- Architecture & community development
- Environmental science & urban sustainability
- Health education
- Nutrition & dietetics We also offer a wide range of community education programs through our five land-grant centers:
- The Center for Urban Agriculture & Gardening Education
- The Center for Sustainable Development which includes the Water Resources Management Institute
- The Center for Nutrition, Diet & Health which includes the Institute of Gerontology
- The Center for 4H & Youth Development
- The Architectural Research Institute.
Our Vision The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) will be a world leader in designing and implementing top quality, research‐based academic and community outreach programs that measurably improve the quality of life and economic prosperity of people and communities in the District of Columbia, the nation, and the world.