"This interdisciplinary option provides students with knowledge in sustainable agriculture and management and business management skills."
Interdisciplinary program offered through the Crop and Soil Sciences and the Horticultural Science departments.
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.
The Bachelor's degree provides students with a "holistic and practical understanding of resources fundamental to the management of sustainable crop production systems."
The Agricultural Sciences major combines diverse coursework with hands-on experience. The sustainable agriculture 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."
The Agricultural Sciences major combines diverse coursework with hands-on experience at the Dilmun Hill Student Farm. The organic agriculture curriculum provides instruction "about the philosophy and regulations involved with certified organic crop production" and on "practical ways of growing crops and managing pests using organic methods."
The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Everett, Washington campus.
The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Pullman, Washington campus.
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.
"The concentration was approved by the Shepherd University Board of Govenors in March 2018. It is being developed in conjunction with the College of Business."