Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) B.S.

The multidisciplinary Bachelor of Science degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) serves students interested in improving the sustainability of modern food and agricultural systems. This major prepares graduates to understand the interdisciplinary and systems-based aspects of sustainability and provides them with the knowledge, leadership skills, and experiences required to excel in agricultural and food systems professions.

A degree in SAFS prepares students for a broad range of careers related to agricultural production (including plant, animal, and biofuels) and food system management, rural and urban community services, education and development, as well as careers in agricultural, environmental, and economic policy and analysis.

Employers may include: private industry, local, state and federal government, public service agencies, non-profit organizations, nature preserves, community organizations, or any other group that aims to produce, distribute, or improve human health related to diet and nutrition, to work towards social justice related to food access or hunger, or to develop policy or social structures related to food or food systems.

The SAFS major also prepares students for graduate studies in a wide range of fields related to agriculture, food, water, and energy systems.

Degree Plan

Program Offerings

If you're interested in learning about the Agroecology program, please click here.

If you're interested in learning about Training, Research, and Education in Soil Science (TRESS), please click here.

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Program Coordinator
Dr. Christopher Gabler
Assistant Professor
Office: BLHSB 2.810
Phone: 956-882-5040