Agroecology Option

Land Resources and Environmental Sciences

Freshman YearCredits
ENSC 110 - Land Resources and Environmental Sciences3    
BIOB 170IN - Principles of Biological Diversity4    
M 121Q - College Algebra3    
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3    
BIOB 110CS - Plant Science  3  
CHMY 141 - College Chemistry I
& CHMY 142 - College Chemistry I Lab
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
BIOB 160 - Principles of Living Systems4    
CHMY 143 - College Chemistry II
& CHMY 144 - College Chemistry II Lab
ENSC 245IN - Soils3    
Take one of the following:3    
STAT 216Q - Introduction to Statistics
BIOB 318 - Biometry
GPHY 284 - Intro to GIS Science & Cartog  3  
Take one of the following:  4-5  
CHMY 123 - Introduction to Organic Chemistry and Biochemistry
& CHMY 124 - Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab
CHMY 211 - Elements of Organic Chemistry
& CHMY 212 - Elements of Organic Chemistry Lab
Take one of the following:  3  
ENSC 210 - Role of Plants in the Environment
ECHM 205CS - Energy and Sustainability
ANSC 222 - Livestock in Sustain Systems
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
ENSC 353 - Environmental Biogeochemistry3    
Take one of the following:3    
NRSM 240 - Natural Resource Ecology
BIOE 370 - General Ecology
NUTR 221CS - Basic Human Nutrition3    
Univ. Core6    
NUTR 226 - Food Fundamentals  3  
AGSC 341 - Field Crop Production  3  
SFBS 466 - Food System Resilience  3  
Directed Electives  6-7  
Year Total: 15 15-16  
Senior YearCredits
SFBS 327 - Ethnobotany3    
Take one of the following:3    
SFBS 429 - Small Business and Entrepreneurship in Food and Health
BIOO 433 - Plant Physiology (offered Spring)
NUTR 351 - Nutrition and Society
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    
SFBS 451R - Sustainable Food Systems  3  
Take one of the following:  3  
BIOE 455 - Plant Ecology
BIOM 452 - Soil & Environmental Microbiology
ENSC 468 - Ecosystem Biogeochem and Global Change
SFBS 498 - Internship  3  
Directed Electives  6  
Year Total: 15 15  
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 at least 12-13 credits of the following:
AGBE 337Agricultural Law3
AGED 482Non-Formal Teaching Methods in Agriculture3
AGSC 242Crop Identification1
AGSC 342Forages3
ANSC 222Livestock in Sustain Systems (if not taken above)3
BIOB 375General Genetics3
BIOE 422Insect Ecology3
BIOE 375Ecological Responses to Climate Change3
BIOM 360General Microbiology5
BMGT 410Sustainable Business Practices3
BMKT 325Principles of Marketing3
ECNS 132Econ & the Environment3
ECNS 202Principles of Macroeconomics3
ENSC 407Environmental Risk Assessment3
ENSC 410RBiodiversity Survey and Monitoring Methods3
GPHY 357GPS Fund/App in Mapping3
GPHY 384Adv GIS and Spatial Analysis3
GPHY 484RApplied GIS & Spatial Analysis3
HORT 245Plant Propagation3
HORT 310Topics in Horticulture3
HORT 337Vegetable Production3
HORT 343Comm Plant Production3
HSTA 409Food in America3
HSTR 416Global History of Food3
LS 411Sustainable Cities3
NASX 232DMT Indians: Cultures, Histories, Current Issues3
NASX 415Native Food Systems3
NRSM 421Holistic Thought/Mgmt4
NUTR 301Food and Culture3
NUTR 351Nutrition and Society (if not taken above)3
NUTR 430Food Processing3
NUTR 435Experimental Foods3
NUTR 496Practicum Food Product Development3
PSCI 230DIntroduction to International Relations3
PSCI 415The Political Economy of Energy3
PSCI 470Rural Politics3
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 490RUndergraduate Research1-6
SFBS 492Independent Study1-3

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.