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2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainable Food and Farming Systems, BS


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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  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (13 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (99-102 credits)


Additional Requirements


Click here for Sustainable Food & Farming Systems Supplemental Information  

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)

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


14 Credits


16-17 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15-16 Credits


15-16 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


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: 2.00-5.00

14-17 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.

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

ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

Disclaimer


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