Agroecology and Landscape Design B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

Agroecology and Landscape Design (ALD) is a degree that provides a foundation in the natural sciences with an emphasis on the application of ecological principles to managed landscapes and the production of horticulture or agronomic crops. Disciplinary synthesis is attained through advanced courses in design, 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. 

Core Major Requirements

BIOL 001
BIOL 002
Principles of Biology
and Principles of Biology
4
or BCOR 011
BCOR 012
Exploring Biology
and Exploring Biology
CHEM 023Outline of General Chemistry4
or CHEM 031
CHEM 032
General Chemistry 1
and General Chemistry 2
MATH 010QR: Pre-Calculus Mathematics3
or MATH 019 QR: Fundamentals of Calculus I
or MATH 021 QR: Calculus I
NR 103Ecology, Ecosystems & Environ3
or BCOR 102 SU:Ecology and Evolution
STAT 111QR: Elements of Statistics3
or STAT 141 QR:Basic Statistical Methods 1
CDAE 061SU:Principles of Comm Dev Econ3
PBIO 104Plant Physiology4
PSS 138Commercial Plant Propagation4
PSS 161SU: Fundmntls of Soil Science4
PSS 162Soil Fertility & Conservation3
PSS 190Internship1
or PSS 209 Diversified Farm Operations
PSS 281Prof Dev:Eco Ag/Sust Lndsc Hrt1

Agroecology concentration

PSS 021SU: Intro to Agroecology3
PSS 156Permaculture3
PSS 010
PSS 015
Home & Garden Horticulture
and Home & Garden Horticulture Lab
3-4
or PSS 037 Living Landscapes
PSS 172Crop Breeding4
PSS 106Entomology & Pest Mgmt4
PSS 112Weed Ecology & Management3
PSS 117Plant Pathology4
PSS 212SU: Advanced Agroecology4
PSS 218/CDAE 208Agricultural Policy and Ethics3
Choose one of the following:3
Intro to Comm Entrepreneurship
Diversified Farm Planning
Major electives - A minimum of 9 credits of approved course electives at level 100 or above. Students are allowed to substitute a course or independent study up to 3 credits of the 9 required if given prior approval by the student’s advisor. Suggested electives: PSS 120 - Cold Climate Viticulture (summer); PSS 124 - Sustainable Vegetable Crop Production; PSS 127 - Greenhouse Operations & Mgmt; PSS 137 - Landscape Design Fundamentals; PSS 154 - Composting Ecology & Mgmt; PSS 209 - Diversified Farm Operations (summer); PSS 221 - Sustainable Orchard Management; PSS 232 - Biological Control; PSS 238 - Ecological Landscape Design; PSS 268 - Soil Ecology; PSS 269 - Soil/Water Pollution & Bioremediation9

Landscape design concentration

Choose two of the following:6-7
Drafting & Design in SketchUp
Digital Illustration
Intro to Geog Info Systems
PSS 010
PSS 015
Home & Garden Horticulture
and Home & Garden Horticulture Lab
4
Choose one of the following:3
SU: Intro to Agroecology
Living Landscapes
PSS 123Garden Flowers2
PSS 125Woody Landscape Plants4
PSS 137Landscape Design Fundamentals (requires design, drawing, or mapping course)4
PSS 238Ecological Landscape Design4
Choose two of the following:6-8
Entomology & Pest Mgmt
Weed Ecology & Management
Plant Pathology
Permaculture
Major electives - A minimum of 9 credits of approved course electives at level 100 or above. Students are allowed to substitute a course or independent study up to 3 credits of the 9 required if given prior approval by the student’s advisor. Suggested electives: Suggested electives: PSS 120 - Cold Climate Viticulture; PSS 124 - Sustainable Vegetable Crop Production; PSS 127 - Greenhouse Operations & Mgmt; PSS 154 - Composting Ecology & Mgmt; PSS 172 - Crop Breeding; PSS 221 - Sustainable Orchard Management; PSS 212 Advanced Agroecology; PSS 218 Agriculture Policy and Ethics; PSS 232 - Biological Control; PSS 268 Soil Ecology; PSS 269 - Soil/Water Pollution & Bioremediation; CDAE 101 - Advanced Sketchup; CDAE 166 - Intro to Community Entrepreneurship.9