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Agriculture and Food Systems 020
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 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 of 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: http://sebs.rutgers.edu/core. Courses are certified for the Core Curriculum by a faculty committee. A current list of certified courses can be found here: http://sebs.rutgers.edu/core.

Agriculture and food systems major requirements are as described below. The program has flexibility so academic advising is provided to ensure that students choose courses that support their career goals.

For an up-to-date description of agriculture and food systems major requirements, courses, and course sequences please refer to the program webpage at http://agricultureandfoodsystems.rutgers.edu.

Total Credits: 60 to 63 credits

A. Required Courses:

i. Science Requirements:
  • At least one introductory biology course (01:119:101 or 103 or 119 or 199)
  • At least one introductory chemistry course (01:160:126 or 127 or 128 or 134 or 140 or 159 or 161 or 163) 
  • At least one introductory earth science, ecology, or geological sciences course (01:460:100 or 101; or 11:216:101 or 217 or 351; or 11:374:101; or 11:375:101; or 11:573:445)

ii. Agriculture and Food Systems Requirements:

11:020:210 Introduction to Agriculture and Food Systems
11:020:215 Applied Practical Applications in Agriculture and Food Systems


iii. Soils Requirement (choose one course):
11:216:422 Soil Organismal Diversity
11:375:360 Soils and Water
11:375:453 Soil Ecology
11:776:102 Soils and Society
11:776:440 Soil Fertility

iv. Economics Requirement (choose one course):
01:220:102 Introduction to Microeconomics
01:220:103 Introduction to Macroeconomics
11:373:101 Economics, People, and Environment
11:373:121 Principles and Applications of Microeconomics
11:373:122  Principles and Applications of Microeconomics

v. Quantitative Requirements (2 courses):
01:640:026 Intermediate Algebra or place into Pre-calculus (01:640:111)

and

One quantitative skills course (Pre-calculus I or II;  or calculus; or statistics or applied statistics)


vi. Experiential Learning (choose one course):

11:020:490 ¿Agriculture and Food Systems Practicum
11:020:495 or 495 Special Problems in Agriculture and Food Systems
11:067:201, 202, 203, 205, or 207 Animal Science Practicum
11:554:488 ¿G. H. Cook Scholars Program
11:776:350 ¿Agroecology Practicum
11:776:495 or 496 Special Problems in Plant Science
11:902:301 or 302 or 400 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) Internship


B. Foundational Courses for Agriculture and Food Systems (3 courses from):

01:830:101    General Psychology (NB)     
01:920:101    Introduction to Sociology (NB)     
11:020:305    Starting and Managing A Small Farm (NB)     
11:020:315    Direct Farm Marketing and Agritourism (NB)     
11:067:142    Animal Science (NB)     
11:216:101    Introduction to Ecology and Evolution (NB)     
11:216:217    Principles of Natural Resource Management (NB)     
11:216:272    Dendrology (NB)     
11:216:332    Plant Ecology (NB)     
11:216:351    Principles of Ecology (NB)     
11:370:226    Pesticide Impacts on Humans and Environmental Health (NB)     
11:370:308    Apiculture (NB)     
11:370:350    Agricultural Entomology and Pest Management (NB)     
11:370:381    Insect Biology (NB)     
11:374:101    Introduction to Human Ecology (NB)     
11:375:101    Intro to Environmental Sciences (NB)     
11:400:103    Science of Food (NB)     
11:400:104    Food and Health (NB)     
11:400:106    Food as Medicine (NB)     
11:400:201    Principles of Food Science (NB)     
11:628:120    Introduction to Oceanography (NB)     
11:709:201    Culinary Nutrition (NB)     
11:709:255    Nutrition and Health (NB)     
11:776:210    Principles of Botany (NB)     
11:776:211    Introduction to Horticulture (NB)     
11:776:231    Commercial Floral Design (NB)     
11:776:242    Plant Science (NB)   

C. Additional course selected in consultation with an advisor:

A total of 30 credits from {Area of Inquiry 1: Agricultural Sciences, Area of Inquiry 2: Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship, Area of Inquiry 3: Food Systems; Culture; Community Food Justice and Advocacy; Nutrition & Health, Area of Inquiry 4: Policy, Politics, Economics, Ethics and Law, Area of Inquiry 5: Education, Communication, Leadership, Foundational Course Taught by the School of Arts and Sciences}
  • with at least 3 credits from {Area of Inquiry 1: Agricultural Sciences, Foundational Course Taught by the School of Arts and Sciences}
  • and at least 3 credits from {Area of Inquiry 2: Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship}
  • and at least 3 credits from {Area of Inquiry 3: Food Systems; Culture; Community Food Justice and Advocacy; Nutrition & Health}
  • and at least 3 credits from {Area of Inquiry 4: Policy, Politics, Economics, Ethics, and Law}
  • and at least 3 credits from {Area of Inquiry 5: Education, Communication, Leadership}
 
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