Agroecology Option

Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Freshman YearCredits
FallSpringSummer
ENSC 110 - Land Resourses and Environmental Sciences3    
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity4    
M 121Q - College Algebra (or higher)3    
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3    
BIOB 110CS - Introduction to Plant Biology  3  
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I  4  
SFBS 146 - Introduction to Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems  3  
ECNS 101IS - Economic Way of Thinking  3  
Univ. Seminar (US Core)  3  
Year Total: 13 16  
Sophomore YearCredits
FallSpringSummer
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems4    
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II4    
ENSC 245IN - Soils3    
Take one of the following:3    
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics
BIOB 318 - Biometry
Take one of the following:  4-5  
CHMY 123 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
Take one of the following:  3  
ENSC 210 - Role of Plants in the Environment
ECHM 205CS - Energy and Sustainability
GPHY 284 - Intro to GIS Science & Cartog (Univ. Core)  3  
Univ. Core  3  
Take one of the following:    3
SFBS 298 - Internship
SFBS 296 - Practicum: Towne's Harvest
Year Total: 14 13-14 3
Junior YearCredits
FallSpringSummer
ENSC 353 - Environmental Biogeochemistry3    
Take one of the following:3    
NRSM 240 - Natural Resource Ecology
BIOE 370 - General Ecology (equiv to 270)
NUTR 221CS - Basic Human Nutrition3    
Univ. Core6    
NUTR 226 - Food Fundamentals  3  
AGSC 341 - Field Crop Production  3  
Univ. Core  3  
Directed Elective  3  
Year Total: 15 12  
Senior YearCredits
FallSpringSummer
SFBS 327 - Measure Innovation in Food Sys3    
NUTR 351 - Nutrition and Society3    
Take one of the following:3    
SFBS 429 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health
BIOO 433 - Plant Physiology (offered Spring)
SFBS 466 - Food System Resilience, Vulnerability and Transformation (offerred Spring)
Take two of the following:6    
AGSC 401 - Integrated Pest Management
ENSC 443 - Weed Ecology and Management
AGSC 428 - Cropping Systems and Sustainable Agriculture (offered Spring)
BIOM 421 - Concepts of Plant Pathology (offered Spring)
SFBS 499 - Senior Thesis/Capstone3    
Directed Electives3    
Take one of the following:  3  
BIOE 455 - Plant Ecology
BIOM 452 - Soil & Envirnmntl Microbiology
ENSC 468 - Ecosystem Biogeochem and Global Change
Directed Electives  6  
Year Total: 21 9  
Total Program Credits: 120

Directed Electives

Each student shall work closely with their faculty advisor to plan an integrated set of directed elective courses appropriate to their academic, professional and personal goals.  Courses not on this list may be used IF considered appropriate to the student's goals AND approved by the faculty advisor as a curricular exception.
Take 12 credits of the following:
AGSC 342Forages3
ANSC 222Livestock in Sustain Systems3
BIOB 375General Genetics3
BIOE 422Insect Ecology3
BIOE 375Ecological Responses to Climate Change3
BIOM 360General Microbiology5
ECNS 132Econ & the Environment3
ENSC 407Environmental Risk Assessment3
ENSC 410RBiodiversity Survey and Monitoring Methods3
ENSC 490RUndergraduate Research1-6
ENSC 492Independent Study1-3
GPHY 384Adv GIS and Spatial Analysis3
GPHY 484RApplied GIS & Spatial Analysis3
HORT 337Vegetable Production3
HORT 345Market Gardening3
NASX 415Native Food Systems3
NUTR 301Food and Culture3
NUTR 435Experimental Foods3
NUTR 496Practicum Food Product Development1-3
PSCI 436Politics of Food & Hunger3
SFBS 346Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems Summer Field Course1
SFBS 429Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health (if not taken above)3
SFBS 445RCulinary Marketing: Farm/Table3
SFBS 451RSustainable Food Systems3
SFBS 466Food System Resilience, Vulnerability and Transformation (if not taken above)3

Because some of our courses are offered during alternate years, the proposed scheduling of courses in junior and senior years may need to be modified.  Work with an advisor to determine an individual schedule.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation, 42 of which must be numbered 300 and above.

Each student shall work closely with their faculty advisor to plan an integrated set of elective courses appropriate to their academic and professional goals.

Because some of our courses are offered during alternate years, the proposed scheduling of courses in junior and senior years may need to be modified. Work with your advisor to determine an individual schedule.

A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation; at least 42 of these credits must be in courses numbered 300 and above.