University of New Hampshire: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (BS/BA)

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University of New Hampshire: Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (BS/BA)

46 College Road, Durham, New Hampshire 03824, United States

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The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems program draws upon the diverse course offerings by the three academic departments in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science as well as those from other colleges at UNH.

The program offers both a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree. 

  • The B.A. degree will be particularly useful to those interested in having more flexibility to take courses from a variety of disciplines or pursuing a dual degree, second major or minor. 
  • The B.S. degree will best serve those seeking a strong foundation in scientific and technical knowledge and/or who envision pursuing an advanced degree in biological or agricultural sciences.

Both B.S. and B.A. students have the option of pursuing Honors in the Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems Major.

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems is designed for students interested in obtaining a well-rounded education in this area.  The program will be particularly suited to those interested in having the flexibility to take courses from a variety of disciplines or pursuing a dual degree, second major or minor. 

This major draws upon the diverse course offerings by the three academic departments in the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science as well as those from other colleges at UNH.

Students in this program will obtain knowledge in a variety of topics including 

  • sustainable agricultural practices
  • the promotion of healthy eating through sustainable food production and food policies
  • the science and management of working landscapes
  • locally produced foods, and
  • value-added agricultural products   

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems graduates will be prepared to pursue careers in a wide range of fields including, but not limited to: 

  • integrated agriculture
  • the production of food, fiber and agricultural services
  • management and marketing of agricultural operations
  • management of working lands and landscapes
  • agriculture/food/nutrition/natural resources-related research
  • policy-making, and
  • other current and emerging professions

 

The Bachelors in Science (B.S.) degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems is designed to combine a
strong foundation in the biological sciences with a broad base of knowledge and experiences
related to modern agricultural and food systems. As compared with the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, the B.S. require additional science courses.

This major draws upon the diverse course
offerings by the three academic departments in the College of Life Sciences and
Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science as well as those from
other colleges at UNH.

Students in this program will obtain knowledge in a variety
of topics including 

  • sustainable agricultural practices
  • the promotion of healthy eating through
    sustainable food production and food policies
  • the science and management of working landscapes
  • locally produced foods, and 
  • value-added agricultural products   

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems graduates will be
prepared to pursue post-graduate work and careers in a wide range of fields including, but not limited
to: 

  • integrated agriculture 
  • the production of food, fiber and agricultural
    services
  • management and marketing of agricultural
    operations
  • management of working lands and landscapes
  • agriculture/food/nutrition/natural
    resources-related research
  • policy-making, and 
  • other current and emerging professions

 

 

About The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook is a free database of degree programs, consultants, scholarships, funding, conferences, and other education and training resources for professionals and students focused on food systems work. It is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems in collaboration with the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN). The Lyson Center is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Cornell University).

 

Contact Duncan Hilchey with any questions or comments.