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Agriculture and Food Systems 020
Animal Science 067
Biochemistry 115
Bioenvironmental Engineering 117
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Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources 216
Entomology 370
Environmental and Business Economics 373
Environmental Engineering 366
Environmental Planning 573
Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior 374
Environmental Sciences 375
Exercise Science 377
Food Science 400
Landscape Architecture 550
Marine Sciences 628
Meteorology 670
Microbiology 680
Nutritional Sciences 709
Plant Biology 776
Public Health 832
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Minor in Agriculture and Food Systems (18 credits)
Minor in Agroecology (21-24 credits)
Minor in Animal Science (22-24 credits)
Minor in Biochemistry (23-25 credits)
Minor in Community Health Outreach (22 credits)
Minor in Culinary Nutrition
Minor in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources (20-23 credits)
Minor in Entomology (19-26 credits)
Minor in Environmental and Business Economics (21-23 credits)
Minor in Environmental Geomatics (19 credits)
Minor in Environmental Planning (18 credits)
Minor in Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior (21 credits)
Minor in Environmental Sciences (21 credits)
Minor in Fisheries Science (21-22 credits)
Minor in Food Science (18-21 credits)
Minor in Green Technology (20 credits)
Minor in Horticultural Therapy (18 credits)
Minor in Landscape Design
Minor in Leadership Skills (21-22 credits)
Minor in Marine Sciences (18 credits)
Minor in Medicinal and Economic Botany (18-19 credits)
Minor in Meteorology (18 credits)
Minor in Microbiology (19-21 credits)
Minor in Nonprofit Leadership (23 credits)
Minor in Nutrition (20-24 credits)
Minor in Plant Science (18-20 credits)
Minor in Public Garden Management
Minor in Science Communication (18 credits)
Minor in Science Outreach (18 credits)
Minor in Sustainable Global Food Systems (18 credits)
Minor in Sustainability
Minor in Urban Forestry (21 credits)
Certificate in Environmental Geomatics (19 credits)
Certificate in Environmental Planning (21 credits)
Certificate in Evolutionary Medicine
Certificate in Food Systems Education and Administration (21-22 credits)
Certificate in Horticultural Therapy (34-37 credits)
Certificate in Medicinal and Economic Botany (25 credits)
Certificate in Plant Biosecurity (25 credits)
Turfgrass Science Certificate Program (25-28 Credits)
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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Minors and Certificate Programs Certificate in Food Systems Education and Administration (21-22 credits)  

Certificate in Food Systems Education and Administration (21-22 credits)

This certificate program is designed to provide practical skills and experiences appropriate for employment in a wide range of careers involving the development, administration, and delivery of educational programs and services provided by both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Recognizing that interpersonal skills and business savvy are often as important as solid technical and conceptual foundations in a discipline, the program is intended to supplement a variety of discipline-based major programs.

The program explores communication skills; management skills; experience and skill in the development of proposals and reports; the ability to design, implement, and assess educational programs, activities, and related budgets; and the ability to contribute to a program as both an individual and member of a team. An experience-based education component is an integral requisite for the certificate.

For more information, contact Isaav Vellangany, Cook Office Building, Room 118, 848-932-9132, or

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The program requires at least 3 credits selected from each of the following areas:

I. Food Systems/Policy (3 credits)

  11:373:218  Sustainable Food Policy for Developing Countries (3)

  11:373:323  Public Policy toward the Food Industry (3)

  11:373:331  Economics of Food Marketing Systems (3)

  11:373:371  Food, Nutrition, and Health (3)

II. Communication (3 credits)

  01:335:202  Technical Writing Essentials (3)

  01:335:203  Business Writing Essentials (3)

  01:355:302  Scientific and Technical Writing (3)

  01:355:303  Writing for Business and the Professions (3)

  01:355:402  Advanced Writing Workshop (3)

  04:192:220  Fundamentals of Speaking and Listening (3)

  04:192:380  Public Speaking (3) (for admitted communication majors only)

III. Management (3 credits)

  11:373:241  Introduction to Management (3)

  11:373:341  Management: Human Systems Development (3)

IV. Interpersonal/Intercultural Relations (3 credits)

  01:512:___   An American history course emphasizing minority/gender issues (3)

  01:830:___   A psychology course emphasizing minority/gender issues (3)

  01:910:352  Groups at Risk in Contemporary Society (3)

  01:920:306  Race Relations (3)

  04:192:345  Intercultural Communication (3)

  11:300:327  Applications of Psychology in Education (3)

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

V. Computer Applications (3-4 credits)

  01:198:110  Introduction to Computers and Their Application (3)

  01:198:170  Computer Applications for Business (3)

  11:373:210  Business Decision Computer Tools (4)

VI. Accounting (3 credits)

  33:010:272  Introduction to Financial Accounting (3)

  11:373:200  Agricultural Accounting

VII. On-the-Job Experience (3 credits)

An internship or cooperative education experience for at least one semester, enabling the students to learn about organizational structure, teamwork, the work ethic, and leadership. It also should provide experience in program planning and budgeting and expose the students to the technical areas in which they desire to work.

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