The Environmental Agriculture concentration provides knowledge and training to work at the interface between agroecosystems and the natural environment, specifically how agricultural systems influence the broader environment and how changes in the environment affect agricultural practice at the field, system or landscape level. The concentration strives to bridge various scientific disciplines by integrating knowledge and placing both agriculture and the environment in a global context.
Within the concentration, students may focus on:
- • Biological and physical characteristics of agroecosystems including land, air, or water.
- • Ecology, diversity and sustainability of agricultural systems.
- • Relationships between agroecosystems and the natural environment.
- • Agroecosystem and global environmental changes including climate change.
- • Ecological consequences of soil degradation, waste application, or irrigation.
- • Environmental implications of agricultural land use and land use change.
- • Application of agricultural or ecological practices for land remediation or conservation
- • plus others
Today, many traditional careers in agriculture and natural resource management are included under the broader auspices of environmental science. Students with an interest in this degree should explore jobs opportunities under agriculture, environment, conservation, ecology, water resources and other allied disciplines.
4-Year Advising Guide
This guide describes the courses offered in the program and the semesters they are offered. The guide will help students plan each semester of study.
Degree Progress Form
The Degree Progress Form helps students keep a record of courses completed.
The guide describes courses that are recommended for transfer into the department.