Why study Agroecology and Landscape Design?

The Department of Plant and Soil Science (PSS) provides opportunities for hands-on learning in the field of agroecology and landscape design. Choose from either of two concentrations, Agroecology which addresses land management within agriculture, or, Landscape Design which addresses multifunctional landscapes.Through our teaching and research we engage with key environmental issues.

Explore our Major and Concentrations

Learning by doing! PSS students have access to a diverse array of hands-on learning opportunities. Many of our courses include field components that will make Burlington and beyond part of your classroom. Our Agroecology and Landscape Design major is strongly linked to UVM’s highly recognized environmental program.

Our faculty and courses span a wide range of disciplines, offering students a highly customizable course of study. We study food security and sovereignty, sustainable food production, ecological landscape design, climate change in agricultural and land use systems, improvement of food crops, ecological pest management, soil health, and more.