Ecological Agriculture B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Ecological Agriculture (ECAG) is a degree that provides a foundation in the natural sciences with an emphasis on the application of ecological principles to the production of horticultural or agronomic crops. Disciplinary synthesis is attained through advanced courses in soils, plant pathology, entomology, and integrated farm management. Students are prepared to become practitioners through internship experiences and completing cross-disciplinary courses in ethics, policy and economics.

Major Requirements

PSS 021SU: Intro to Ecological Agr3
PSS 106Entomology & Pest Mgmt4
PSS 112Weed Ecology & Management3
PSS 117Plant Pathology4
PSS 138Commercial Plant Propagation4
PSS 158Internship:Eco Ag/Lndscape Hrt1-3
or PSS 209 Sustainable Farming Practicum
PSS 161SU:Fundmntls of Soil Science4
PSS 162Soil Fertility & Conservation3
PSS 208Organic Farm Planning3
PSS 212SU: Advanced Agroecology4
PSS 281Prof Dev:Eco Ag/Sust Lndsc Hrt1
BIOL 001Principles of Biology4
BIOL 002Principles of Biology4
BCOR 102Ecology and Evolution4
or NR 103 Ecology, Ecosystems & Environ
CDAE 061Principles of Comm Development3
or CDAE 166 Intro to Comm Entrepreneurship
CDAE 208Agricultural Policy and Ethics3
PBIO 104Plant Physiology4
CHEM 023Outline of General Chemistry4
CHEM 026Outline of Organic & Biochem4
MATH 010Pre-Calculus Mathematics3
or MATH 019 Fundamentals of Calculus I
STAT 111Elements of Statistics3
or STAT 141 Basic Statistical Methods
Nine credits of PSS courses at the 100-level or higher (excluding PSS 195/PSS 196 Special Topics and PSS 197/PSS 198 Independent Study or online courses unless prior approval is obtained by the student’s advisor)9

All students must get a C- or better in all courses required by the ECAG major.