Sustainable Agroecosystem Certificate
The goal of this certificate program is to provide students with an understanding of current issues related to agriculture and production systems and valuable skills for a future profession in the agricultural sciences
- 12 credit hours graduate coursework
- Earned a Bachelor’s degree from accredited institution or equivalent
- A major in a natural resource discipline is ideal, such as: Agronomy, Plant Science, Soil and Water Science, Horticulture Science, Environmental Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering.
- If you do not have the requisite background discipline, we recommend at least two courses in related sciences including biology, chemistry, environmental science, and soil and water science.
- ALS 5155 Global Agroecosystems – 3 Credits Fall – Fundamentals of Agroecology and Sustainability
- AGR 5444 Ecophysiology of Crop Production – 3 Credits Spring – Physiology of Crop Plants
- SWS 5050 Soils for Environmental Professionals – 3 Credits Fall & Spring – Role of Soils in the Environment
Electives – Choose one from the following:
- AGR 5511 Crop Ecology – 3 Credits Fall – Crop Ecology
- AGR 6422C Environmental Crop Nutrition – 3 Credits Fall – Crop Nutrition
- PLS 5632C Integrated Weed Management – 3 Credits Fall – Weed Management
- SWS 5208 Sustainable Agriculture & Urban Land Management – 3 Credits Fall – Environmental Issues, Water Quality and BMPs
- SWS 5246 Water Sustainability – 3 Credits Spring Odd Years – Global issues, human impacts on water resources