Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems


The Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems certificate explores the natural and social systems that guide sustainable agriculture. It provides interdisciplinary training and hands-on field research to teach the principles and practices of agroecological production within the context of environmental, social, and economic challenges. It prepares students for graduate programs or professions utilizing systems-thinking skills.

About this Program

Certificates must comply with the Certificate Policy.

Department Information

The Department of Agronomy's vision is to improve and sustain food production while conserving natural resources and promoting healthy and active lives by creating and disseminating knowledge in the plant sciences. The department's mission is to achieve excellence in the science of using plants for food, feed, fuel, fiber and turf, as well as in the management of weed species, through research, teaching, and outreach programs that serve the people of Florida, the nation, and the world.
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This certificate must contain six required credits, three credits from Natural Sciences and three from Social Sciences.

Required Courses

Selection of some elective courses may require prerequisites, which may increase the total credit hours required for the certificate.

ALS 4914Project Team Research: Building Skills in Agrobiology3
or ALS 3153 Agricultural Ecology
PLS 3004CPrinciples of Plant Science3
Select one Natural Sciences course:3
Alternative Cropping Systems
Physiology and Ecology of Crops
Sustainable Agricultural and Urban Land Management
Select one Social Sciences course:3
Comparative World Agriculture
Agricultural and Natural Resource Ethics
Urban Agriculture
Challenge 2050: Developing Tools for Changing the World
Introduction to Social and Economic Perspectives on the Community
Community Food Systems
Total Credits12