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Faculty

See faculty who teach in Environmental Studies/Agriculture.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Selected Programs 2020-21
Title Class Standing Credits
Botany: Plants and People
  • Junior
  • Senior
12
Freshwater Ecology and Aquatic Entomology (Remote/In-Person)
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12
Culture, Community, and Cosmos
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
8
Introduction to Plant Biology
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8
Science, Story, and Sustainability: The Quest for a Flourishing Earth
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8
Plant Ecology and Physiology (Remote/In-Person)
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Introduction to Environmental Studies: Water
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8, 16
Introduction to Environmental Studies: Water
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
8, 16
The Fungal Kingdom
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
The Fungal Kingdom
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16