Sustainable Agroecosystem Certificate

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


  • 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.

Core Courses:

  • 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 (not online) – Global issues, human impacts on water resources