Bachelor's Degree

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Bachelor of Science degree in Agroecology is an interdisciplinary degree program within the Department of Plant Sciences and the Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. An Agroecology Minor also is available. Alternative contact: Department of Plant Sciences. 50 Agriculture Building. Phone: 307-766-3103.

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The Bachelor's degree emphasizes sustainable land use and crop production practices.

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The Agricultural Sciences major combines diverse coursework with hands-on experience. Students concentrate in one or more of five areas including sustainable agriculture. This concentration allows students to combine interests in environmental and social studies with current topics in agriculture such as organic farming practices, local food initiatives, farm workers' rights, energy sources, and farm policy. Graduates from this concentration have the skills to work in a range of related fields such as sustainable education, immigration rights, social activism, farm management, environmental studies, and agricultural policy.

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In addition, M.Sc. and Ph.D. Crop Science graduate programs include coursework and research with individual faculty whose programs emphasize agroecology, integrated pest management, urban agriculture, and sustainable landscapes. Minors in Crop Science can focus in same subject areas represented in undergraduate concentrations.

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The Program was founded on the lifework of farmer and writer Wendell Berry, in collaboration with The Berry Center of New Castle, Kentucky. This interdisciplinary, experiential-learning oriented undergraduate degree includes coursework in agroecology, sustainable agriculture, cultural and historical perspectives on agrarianism, organic crop production, food system planning and leadership, agricultural entomology, and soil ecology.

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Interdisciplinary environmental sciences undergraduate major. Specialized Land Systems degree track with Sustainable Agriculture theme. Courses in organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, and alternative energy. Operates the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm and Stanford Community Farm.

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