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Agriculture and Food Systems 020
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Agriculture and Food Systems 020 Graduation Requirements for the Major  

Graduation Requirements for the Major

Students matriculating prior to the fall semester 2015 in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) must complete the SEBS general education requirements. In addition, students majoring in agriculture and food systems must complete the major requirements described below.

Students matriculating fall 2015 or after and transfer students matriculating in 2016 and after must complete a goal-based Core Curriculum in place of general education requirements. The goal-based core is described here: Courses are certified for the Core Curriculum by a faculty committee. A current list of certified courses can be found here: Agriculture and food systems major requirements are as described below.

For an up-to-date description of agriculture and food systems major requirements, courses, and course sequences please refer to the program webpage at

Major Requirements for All Students Regardless of Matriculation Date

Proficiency in Agriculture and Food Systems (61-67 credits)


Quantitative Skills (3-4)

01:640:111/112 or 115  Precalculus (4) or 01:960:211  Statistics I (3)

Professional Ethics (3)

Ethical issues in agriculture and food systems are addressed in a number of courses in the major.

Required courses:

01:640:111/112 or 115  Precalculus (4) 01:960:211  Statistics I (3)

  11:015:102  New Jersey Agriculture and Food Systems (1) 

  11:020:210  Introduction to Agriculture and Food Systems (3)

  11:020:315  Direct Farm Marketing and Agritourism (3)

  11:020:436  Sustainable Agriculture (3)

  11:020:460  Applied Analysis of Successful Agricultural Enterprises (3)

  11:117:290  Biosystem Engineering Measurements (3)

  11:375:360  Soils and Water (3) or equivalent

  11:607:200  Principles of Leadership (3)

  11:015:430  Colloquium: Agroecology (3) or equivalent

Additional courses selected in consultation with an adviser (39-41)

At least seven from (21-22):

  01:160:209  Elementary Organic Chemistry (4)

  11:115:301  Introductory Biochemistry (3)

  11:067:142  Animal Science (3)

  11:370:308  Apiculture (3)

  11:370:350  Agricultural Entomology and Pest Management (3)

  11:370:352  Toxicology of Pesticides (3)

  11:375:453  Soil Ecology (3)

  11:776:242  Plant Science  (3)

At least three from (7-10):

  11:370:420  Pollination Ecology (3)

  11:550:371  Agriculture and Landscape (3)

  11:704:351  Principles of Ecology (3)

  11:776:405  Plant Biosecurity Issues and Technologies (3)

  11:776:407  Fundamentals of Risk Analysis (3)

At least three from (9-10):

  11:374:101  Introduction to Human Ecology (3)

  11:776:302  General Plant Pathology (3)

  11:776:402  Principles of Weed Science (3)

  11:776:408  Turfgrass Pest Science (4)

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