The degree focuses on agriculture, agribusiness, and agritourism, covers "both traditional and sustainable agricultural sciences," and emphasizes "new and emerging technologies for high yield and specialty agriculture" for regional small farms.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Agricultural Sciences major combines diverse coursework with hands-on experience at the Dilmun Hill Student Farm. The sustainable cropping systems management curriculum focuses on "the production and management of crop systems, including the use of both organic and conventional methods."
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 Bachelor's degree provides students with a "holistic and practical understanding of resources fundamental to the management of sustainable crop production systems."
Student-designed "paths" could include courses on ecological agriculture, permaculture design, and/or the College's Practice of Organic Agriculture course which spans 3 quarters and has both an academic and on-farm component at the Evergreen State College Organic Farm. The course addresses practices in organic farming; running a farm business; and marketing food. One quarter explores "organic food production systems using the three pillars of sustainability - economic, environmental, and social justice." The Evergreen College also has a permaculture site, demonstration site, compost facility, and a biodiesel generation project.
The Major in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture also is available at the Pullman, Washington campus.
"This interdisciplinary option provides students with knowledge in sustainable agriculture and management and business management skills."
Interdisciplinary program in the Crop and Soil Sciences and the Horticultural Science departments offers three concentrations: Agroecology Research and Production; Community Food Systems; or Urban Horticulture.
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.
Formerly offered as Ecological Agriculture (B.S.)
Interdisciplinary environmental sciences undergraduate major in the Earth Systems Program with Sustainable Food and Agriculture track. Courses in organic agriculture, sustainable food systems, and urban agriculture. Operates the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm.