Sustainable Agriculture Concentration

The concentration in Sustainable Agriculture is an emphasis available to students in the Agricultural Studies major. Sustainable Agriculture is a design approach for agro-ecosystems. With a focus on long-term sustainability, it emphasizes ecological principles and diversity of plant and animal combinations suited to the characteristics of places and cultures. As such, it is appropriate for students who are concerned with resource issues, agriculture, community development, and land use planning.

Sustainable Agriculture Concentration 

Major Upper Division Courses (Minimum of 43 units)

Core Courses (Minimum 22 units). One course from each area. 

A. Capstone Course/ WP (3) 

  • AGEC 4400 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship WP (3) 
  • AGST 4450 Research Methods in Agriculture WP (3) 

B. Methodology/ Technology of Agriculture 

  • GEOG 4750 Geographic Information Systems (3) 
  • GEOG 4770 Remote Sensing of the Environment (3) 

C. Physical/Biological Aspects of Agriculture 

  • AGST 3950 Tree and Fruit Crop Production and Management (3) 
  • AGST 4070 Agricultural Geography (4) 
  • AGST 4080 Sustainable Agriculture (3)

D. Business/Economics of Agriculture 

  • ECON 4640 Economics and Agriculture (3) 

E. Agriculture Policy and Regulations 

  • PSCI 4326 Agricultural Policy and Regulations (4) 

F. Labor/ Personnel Management 

  • AGST 3100 Leadership and Labor Issues in Agriculture (3) 

G. Internship

  • AGST 4940 Ag Studies Internship (1-4) 

1. Physical Environment- One course (3-4 units) 

  • BIOL 4000 Biogeography (3) 
  • GEOG 3100 Climatology (3) 
  • GEOG 4070 Agricultural Geography (4) 

2a. Ecology- One course (3-4 units) 

  • BIOL 4200 Ecological Agriculture (3) 
  • BIOL 4650 Freshwater Ecology (4) 
  • BIOL 4680 Ecology (4) 
  • BOTY 4600 Plant Ecology (4) 
  • AGST 3900 Integrated Pest Management (4) 
  • GEOG 3020 Human Ecology (3) 

2b. Agricultural Sustainability- One course (3 units) 

  • AGST 4080 Sustainable Agriculture (3) 

3. Upper Division Electives- Choose 3 courses (9 units) 

  • ANTH/GEOG 4250 Entho ecology of Southeast Asia (4) 
  • BIOL 4300 Conservation Biology (3)
  • BOTY 3000 Principles of Plant Propagation (3) 
  • ENTO 3000 Principles of Entomology (4) 
  • BOTY 3500 Plant Pathology (4) 
  • BOTY 4200 Plant Physiology (4) 
  • BOTY 4000 Medicinal Plants and Herbs (4) 
  • GEOG 4710 Field Methods WP (3) 
  • GEOG 4770 Remote Sensing (3) 
  • AGST 4090 Geography of Wine (3)