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2017-2018 University Catalog

Sustainable Food and Farming Systems, BS


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Overview

Learn how to design and manage a small farm enterprise. Study the principles of sustainable agriculture including non-chemical pest and soil management. Investigate organic, local, and urban agriculture systems and study the resilience of the American food system. Gain hands-on experience at the new Purdue University student farm. This is a comprehensive, science-based degree program that will prepare you to manage low-input farming enterprises and for a career in many other agricultural and environmental professional fields.

Sustainable Food and Farming Systems Website

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (113-115 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (100-102 credits)


Electives (5-7 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 5.00 - 7.00

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements


  • 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree
  • 32 Upper division credits taken from Purdue
  • 9 credits International Understanding
  • 3 credits Multicultural Awareness
  • 9 credits of Hum and/or Social Sciences outside the College of Agriculture

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Program Requirements


14 Credits


16-17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


15-16 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • SFS 35100 - SFS Capstone Project
  • Business Management Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Economics Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective (30000+ level) - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

13 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Ecology/Environment Selectives - Credit Hours: 6.00
  • Food Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Humanities or Social Science Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 4.00

14-16 Credits


Notes


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


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