Dec 07, 2023
About the Program
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
Sustainable Food and Farming Systems Major Change (CODO) Requirements
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (13 credits)
Required Major Courses (13 credits)
Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (99-102 credits)
Electives (5-8 credits)
- Elective - Credit Hours: 5.00-8.00
College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements
University Core Requirements
For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
- Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
- Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
- Information Literacy (IL)
- Oral Communication (OC)
- Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
- Science #1 (SCI)
- Science #2 (SCI)
- Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
- Written Communication (WC)
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
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: 2.00-5.00
- 2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.
- Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.
World Language Courses
World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.
ASL-American Sign Language
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