Agroecology Option

Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Freshman YearCredits
ENSC 110 - Land Resourses and Environmental Sciences3
ECNS 101IS - Economic Way of Thinking3
M 121Q - College Algebra3
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
SFBS 146 - Introduction to Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems3
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity4
BIOB 110CS - Introduction to Plant Biology3
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I4
University Seminar (US Core)3
Year Total: 29
Sophomore YearCredits
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems4
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II4
ENSC 245IN - Soils3
Choose one of the following:4-5
CHMY 123 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
Choose one of the Following:3
ENSC 210 - Role of Plants in the Environment
ECHM 205CS - Energy and Sustainability
GPHY 284 - Intro to GIS Science & Cartog3
NUTR 221CS - Basic Human Nutrition3
NUTR 226 - Food Fundamentals3
Choose one of the following:3
SFBS 298 - Internship
SFBS 296 - Practicum: Towne's Harvest
Year Total: 30-31
Junior YearCredits
Choose one of the following:3
BIOB 318 - Biometry
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics
Choose one of the following:3
NRSM 240 - Natural Resource Ecology
BIOE 370 - General Ecology (equiv to 270)
ENSC 353 - Environmental Biogeochemistry3
NUTR 351 - Nutrition and Society3
SFBS 327 - Measure Innovation in Food Sys3
AGSC 341 - Field Crop Prod3
Choose one of the following:3-4
BIOO 433 - Plant Physiology
SFBS 429 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health
SFBS 466 - Food System Resilience, Vulnerability and Transformation
University Core and Electives9
Year Total: 30-31
Senior YearCredits
Choose two of the following:6
AGSC 401 - Integrated Pest Management
AGSC 428 - Cropping Systems and Sustainable Ag
BIOM 421 - Concepts of Plant Pathology
ENSC 443 - Weed Ecology and Management
Choose one of the following:3
BIOE 455 - Plant Ecology
BIOM 452 - Soil & Envirnmntl Microbiology
ENSC 468 - Ecosystem Biogeochem and Global Change
SFBS 498 - Internship3
SFBS 499 - Senior Thesis/Capstone3
University Core and Electives15
Year Total: 30
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.
Take 12 credits of the following:
AGSC 342Forages3
ANSC 222Livestock in Sustain Systems3
BIOB 375General Genetics3
BIOE 370General Ecology (equiv to 270)3
BIOE 375Ecological Responses to Climate Change3
BIOM 360General Microbiology5
ECNS 132Econ & the Environment3
ENSC 410RBiodiversity Survey and Monitoring Methods3
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 491-001Farm-to-Market
PSCI 436Politics of Food & Hunger3
SFBS 346Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems Summer Field Course2
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

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.