University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Ecological Agriculture (Bachelor of Science)


Ecological Agriculture (ECAG) is a degree that provides a foundation in the natural sciences with an emphasis on the application of ecological principles to the production of horticultural or agronomic crops. Disciplinary synthesis is attained through advanced courses in soils, plant pathology, entomology, and integrated farm management. Students are prepared to become practitioners through internship experiences and completing cross-disciplinary courses in ethics, policy and economics.

This interdisciplinary program is coordinated by the Department of Plant and Soil Science; student majors in the program are therefore enrolled in the Plant and Soil Science Department.

General Requirements

Specific Requirements

Required Core Courses: PSS 021, PSS 106, PSS 112,PSS 117, PSS 138, PSS 158, PSS 161, PSS 162, PSS 212, and PSS 281; BIOL 001 and BIOL 002; BCOR 102 or NR 103; CDAE 061, CDAE 166 or BSAD 120; CDAE 208; PBIO 104, CHEM 023 and CHEM 026; MATH 010 or MATH 019; STAT 111 or STAT 141; or NR 140 and twelve credits of PSS courses at the 100-level or higher (excluding PSS 195/PSS 196 Special Topics and PSS 197/PSS 198 Independent Study or online courses unless prior approval is obtained by the student's advisor.) All students must get a C- or better in all courses required by the ecological agriculture major.



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