Sustainable Agriculture Degrees in Ohio
Associate of Science Degrees (2 year) and Certificates
A.S. in Sustainable Agriculture
Transition opportunities into OSU's College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Studies to earn a B.S. in Natural Resources Management, with a specialization in Sustainable Agriculture (see below for more information).
Sustainable Agriculture Programs at LCCC
A.A.S. in Sustainable Agriculture (2-year)
One-year Technical Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture
Short-term Technical Certificate in Specialty Crops
Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC)
This program aims to educate students about the sustainable agriculture movement, provide hands-on experience with proven techniques, inspire creative thinking about the future of the industry, and graduate students who are ready to join the agricultural workforce.
Undergraduate Minor in Sustainable Agriculture
B.S. in Natural Resources Management, Sustainable Agriculture Specialization
Sustainable Agriculture minor
Agriculture and food systems are central to the well-being of our society and vital to the condition of our environment. In this specialization, students will gain knowledge and practical experience in the development of sustainable agriculture.
Bachelor of Science - Major in Sustainable Agriculture
B.S. in Agriculture, with a major in Sustainable Agriculture
At its core, Sustainable Agriculture is about working, managing, or owning an agricultural enterprise that is part of an integrated system of people, organizations, plants, animals, soils, and other natural resources that are part of an agricultural ecosystem. The sustainable agriculture major will provide students with an interdisciplinary and holistic lens for thinking about farming, balancing its environmental, social and economic dimensions, managing the farm itself and its relationship with the surrounding landscape and neighboring communities. Students will learn how to navigate and balance multiple economic, social, and environmental goals when managing a farm, ranch, or any enterprise while developing the leadership skills and knowledge to pursue an entrepreneurial career in a wide range of public or private organizations.
This program is rooted in interdisciplinary coursework, hands-on farming experiences, and developing key employer-requested skills. Students pursuing the major will not only learn about agricultural practice but will graduate with valuable transferable skills in problem-solving, written and verbal communication, management, advocacy, sustainable sourcing and marketing, entrepreneurship, big-picture and detail-oriented systems-thinking, teamwork and leadership; skills that provide an edge in any career. It will teach students to think critically about environmental sustainability, human-environment interactions, and our changing food system, preparing them as responsible citizens who can create cutting edge jobs in the 21st century economy.
- farmers/farm managers
- agricultural research technicians
- agricultural compliance agents
- corporate sustainability leaders
- policy developers
- environmental and social justice non-profit
- agricultural educators
- certification specialists
Bachelor of Science Degree (4 year)
B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture
The B.S. degree in Sustainable Agriculture is an interdisciplinary major that overlaps coursework with Agribusiness, Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Physics, Manufacturing Engineering, and Water Resources Management.