College & Beyond

Lately, everyone’s been asking for more information on higher education programs with a focus on sustainable food and agriculture.  Here is a list of Bachelor Programs, Master’s and Ph.D. Programs and Certificate Programs in alphabetical order.  All of them are located in the United States and focus specifically on sustainable food and/or agroecology.  It’s quite a big list, but by no means comprehensive.  As the field continues to grow, more and more programs keep popping up!  Please check out the additional links provided for further information and opportunities.  We wish you luck with your intellectual endeavors…

Here are a few extra links with more information on sustainable food and agriculture in higher education:
ATTRA
Farming for Credit
Sustainable Agriculture Education Association
USDA Alternative Farming Systems Information Center

BACHELOR PROGRAMS

Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina
Bachelor of Science in Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture concentration

Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina
Bachelor of Science in Soils and Sustainable Crop Systems

College of the Atlantic
Bar Harbor, Maine
Bachelor Program in Sustainable Food Systems

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado
Bachelor Concentration in Organic Agriculture

Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems

Prescott College
Prescott, Arizona
Bachelor Program in Environmental Studies with Agroecology emphasis

Sterling College
Craftsbury Common, Vermont
Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Agriculture

Unity College
Unity, Maine
Bachelor of Arts in Sustainable Agriculture 

University of California – Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
Santa Cruz, California
Bachelor and Ph.D. Program in Environmental Studies with emphasis on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture

University of Hawaii at Hilo
Hilo, Hawaii
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture with a specialization in Agroecology

University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture

University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
Bachelor Concentration in Sustainable Food and Farming

University of Maine
Orono, Maine
Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Bachelor Program in Horticultural Science, with specialization in Organic Horticulture & Local Food

University of Missouri
Columbia, Missouri
Bachelor Program in Sustainable Agriculture

University of New Hampshire
Durham, New Hampshire
Bachelor Program Dual Major in EcoGastronomy

University of Rhode Island
Kingston, Rhode Island
Currently developing Bachelor Program in Sustainable Agriculture

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Bachelor and Master Program in Community Development and Applied Economics with a Minor in Food Systems
Continuing Education Department working to create Master Program in Food Systems

University of Wyoming
Laramie, Wyoming
Bachelor of Science in Agroecology

Washington State University
Puyallup, Washington
Bachelor Program in Ag & Food Systems with Organic Minor
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

MASTER’S AND PH.D. PROGRAMS

Antioch University in Seattle
Seattle, Washington
Master of Arts and Graduate Certificate in Environment and Community with specialization in Sustainable Food Systems

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy

Chatham University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Master of Arts in Food Studies

Indiana University – Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
Ph.D. in the Anthropology of Food

Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa
Master’s Program in Sustainable Agriculture

Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
M.S. in Horticulture with an emphasis on Urban Food Systems

Marylhurst University
Marylhurst, Oregon
M.B.A. in Sustainable Business with an emphasis on Natural and Organic Resources

New York University
New York, New York
Master’s of Arts in Food Studies

Portland State University
Portland, Oregon
M.B.A. with Food Marketing and Logistics Concentration

Prescott College
Prescott, Arizona
Ph.D. in Sustainability Education with a focus on sustainable food systems

Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition
Boston, Massachusetts
Master of Science and Ph.D. in Agriculture, Food and Environment

University of California – Davis
Davis, California
Master of Science and Ph.D. in Horticulture & Agronomy with emphasis on Agroecology

University of California – Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems
Santa Cruz, California
Bachelor and Ph.D. Program in Environmental Studies with emphasis on Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture

University of Drake Law School
Des Moines, Iowa
LL.M. with Sustainable Development Concentration and Agricultural Law Center

University of Maine
Orono, Maine
Master of Science and Ph.D. in Plant, Soil and Environmental Sciences with a focus in Sustainable Agriculture

University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Master of Science and Ph.D. Program  in Horticultural Science

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Bachelor and Master Program in Community Development and Applied Economics with a Minor in Food Systems
Continuing Education Department working to create Master Program in Food Systems

University of Wisconsin at Madison
Madison, Wisconsin
Master Program in Agroecology

CERTIFICATE AND COLLEGE CREDIT PROGRAMS

Bristol Community College
Fall River, Massachusetts
Organic Agriculture Certificate 

Chicago Botanic Garden with Daley College
Chicago, Illinois
Windy City Harvest Certificate Program

Evergreen State College
Olympia, Washington
Practices of Sustainable Agriculture Program

Groundswell Center
Ithaca, New York
Summer Practicum in Sustainable Farming and Local Food Systems for college credit

John Wood Community College
Quincy, Illinois
Certificate in Sustainable Local Foods Farming

Michigan State University
Holt, Michigan
Organic Farming Certificate

North American Biodynamic Apprenticeship Program
Junction City, Oregon

San Diego City College ‘Seeds at City Urban Farm’
San Diego, California
Currently developing Certificate Program in Sustainable Urban Agriculture

University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts
Certificate Program in Sustainable Food and Farming

Washington State University
Puyallup, Washington
Bachelor Program in Ag & Food Systems with Organic Minor
Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

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