Agroecology Option

Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Freshman YearCredits
ENSC 110 - Lnd Res Environ Sciences3
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
M 121Q - College Algebra3
ECNS 101IS - Economic Way of Thinking3
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
University Core and Electives3
Year Total: 29
Sophomore YearCredits
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems4
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II4
Choose one of the following:4-5
BCH 104RN - The Biochemistry of Health for Non-Science Majors
CHMY 123 - Introduction of Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
ECHM 205CS - Energy and Sustainability3
ENSC 245IN - Soils3
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
Choose one of the following:3-4
AGBE 315 - Ag in a Global Context
ECNS 204IS - Microeconomics
NRSM 421 - Holistic Thought/Mgmt
University Core and Electives15
Year Total: 30-31
Senior YearCredits
Choose two of the following:6
AGSC 401 - Integrated Pest Management
AGSC 428 - Sustainable Cropping Systems
BIOM 421 - Concepts of Plant Pathology
ENSC 443 - Weed Ecology and Management
Choose one of the following:3
BIOE 455 - Plant Ecology
BIOO 433 - Plant Physiology
BIOM 452 - Soil & Envirnmntl Microbiology
ENSC 468 - Ecosystem Biogeochem
SFBS 498 - Internship1-12
SFBS 499 - Senior Thesis/Capstone3
University Core and Electives15
Year Total: 28-39
Total Program Credits: 120

Restricted Electives

Take 21 credits of the following
AGSC 341Field Crop Prod3
AGSC 342Forages3
BIOB 375General Genetics3
BIOE 370General Ecology (equiv to 270)3
BIOE 375Ecological Responses to Climate Change3
BIOM 360General Microbiology5
ENSC 410RBiodiversity Methods3
GPHY 384Adv GIS and Spatial Analysis3
GPHY 484RApplied GIS & Spatial Analysis3
HORT 337Vegetable Production3
HORT 345Market Gardening3
NASX 415Native Food Systems3
PSCI 406The Political Economy of Energy3
PSCI 436Politics of Food & Hunger3
SFBS 346Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems Summer Field Course2
SFBS 445RCulinary Marketing: Farm/Table3
SFBS 451RSustainable Food Systems3

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.