Academic Degree Programs

North America

Land Grant Universities

Clemson University | Plant and Environmental Sciences (B.S.) Concentrations in Agronomy and Soil and Water Science

Colorado State University | Master of Agriculture in Integrated Resource Management (M.Ag.)

Colorado State University | Interdisciplinary Program in Organic Agriculture (Minor)

Iowa State University | Sustainable Agriculture (M.S. & Ph.D.)

Kansas State University | Horticulture – Urban Food Systems (M.S. emphasis)

Michigan State University | Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Education (B.S.)Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (Minor)Ecological Food and Farming Systems (M.S. & Ph.D. specialization) • Organic Farmer Training Program (Certificate)

Montana State University | Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems (B.S.)

North Carolina State University | Agroecology (B.S. Minor campus-wide)Crop & Soil Sciences (B.S.) • Agricultural and Extension Education (M.S. & Ed.D.)

Ohio State University | Environment, Economy, Development and Sustainability (B.S.) • Sustainable Agriculture (Minor)Sustainable Agriculture (A.A.S.)

Pennsylvania State University | Agroecology (B.S.)

University of Arizona | Food Studies (B.A.)

University of California, Berkeley | Food Systems (B.S. Minor)

University of California, Davis | Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (B.S.)

University of Florida | Horticultural Science-Organic Crop Production (B.S. major Specialization) • Sustainability Studies (B.A.) • Organic and Sustainable Agriculture (B.S. Minor in Horticulture)Agricultural Education and Communication (M.S., PhD.) • Agroecology (M.S. concentration)

University of Georgia |Organic Agriculture (Certificate)

University of Hawaii | Sustainable Community Food Systems (B.S.)

University of Kentucky | Sustainable Agriculture (B.S.) & (B.S. Minor)

University of Maine | Sustainable Agriculture (B.S.)

University of Maryland, Institute of Applied Agriculture |Agricultural Education (B.S.) • Sustainable Agriculture (Certificate)

University of Massachusetts | Sustainable Food and Farming (B.S., A.S., Online Certificate) • Sustainability Science: Concentration in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (M.S.)

University of Minnesota | Agricultural Education (B.S.) • Food Systems (B.S. & Minor) • Sustainable Agriculture (B.S. Minor) • Sustainable Agricultural Systems (M.S. & Ph.D. Minor)

University of Minnesota Duluth | Sustainable Food Systems (Certificate)

University of Missouri | Sustainable Agriculture (B.S. major & B.S. Minor), Agricultural Education (B.S.) • Agroforestry (M.S.) • Agricultural Education and Leadership (M.S. & PhD.)

University of New Hampshire | Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (B.A., B.S., & Minor) • EcoGastronomy (Dual Major)

University of Tennessee | Organic Production (B.S. concentration)

University of Vermont | Food Systems (B.S.) • Food Systems (Minor) • Ecological Agriculture (Minor) • Food Systems (M.S. & PhD.) • Agroecology (Graduate certificate)

University of Wisconsin-Madison | Food Systems (Undergraduate certificate) • Agroecology (M.S.)

University of Wyoming | Agroecology (B.S. & Minor)

Virginia Tech | Civic Agriculture and Food Systems Pathways (Minor)

Washington State University | Organic Agriculture Systems (B.S.) • Sustainable Agriculture (Graduate Certificate)

Washington State University Extension & Jefferson County FIELD program | Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture

Four Year State and Private Universities

Appalachian State University | Sustainable Development: Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture (B.S.)

Arizona State University | Sustainable Food Systems (B.S.)Applied Biological Sciences (Sustainable Horticulture) (B.S.)Sustainable Food Systems (Certificate)Food Policy and Sustainability Leadership (Graduate Certificate)

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)-San Luis Obispo | Sustainable Agriculture (University-wide Minor)

California State University-Stanislaus | Agriculture, concentration in Sustainable Agriculture (B.S.)Permaculture (Minor)

Duke University | Undergraduate Sustainability (Certificate)

Evergreen State College | Food and Agriculture (B.A. or B.S.)

Florida International University | Agroecology (Certificate)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University | Sustainable Agriculture (B.S.)

Montclair State University | Nutrition and Food Science w/ Food Systems Concentration (B.S.)

Tufts University | Food Systems and Nutrition (Minor)Agriculture, Food and the Environment (M.S. & Ph.D.)

University of British Colombia | Sustainable Agriculture and Environment (B.S.)Integrated Studies in Land and Food Systems (M.S. & Ph.D.)

University of California-Santa Cruz | Environmental Studies/Agroecology (B.A., Ph.D. & Certificate in Ecological Horticulture)

University of Michigan | Sustainable Food Systems (Minor)

University of Montana-Missoula | Environmental Studies/Sustainable Food and Farming (B.A. & M.A.)

University of Southern Maine | Food Studies Program (Minor)

University of Washington | Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health (B.A.)

Western Washington University, Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies | Self-designed Concentration in Sustainable Agriculture (B.A.)

Private Liberal Arts Colleges

Chatham University | Food Studies (M.A)

College of the Atlantic | Sustainable Food Systems (Area of Study within Human Ecology B.A. & M.Ph.)

Delaware Valley College |  Sustainable Agriculture Systems (B.S.)

Ferrum College | Agriculture: with emphasis in Agroecology (B.S. Emphasis area)

Goshen College | Sustainable Food Systems (B.A.)

Guilford College | Sustainable Food Systems (B.A. & Minor)

Prescott College | Environmental Studies/Agroecology (B.S.)Sustainable Food Systems (M.S.)

Sterling College | Sustainable Agriculture (B.A.) Sustainable Food Systems (B.A.)

Unity College | Agriculture. Food, and Sustainability (B.S.)

Warren Wilson College | Environmental Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Agriculture (B.A., B.S. & Minor )

Community and Junior Colleges

Austin Community College | Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship (Certificate)

Bristol Community College | Sustainable Agriculture (A.S. & Certificate Option)

Central Carolina Community College | Sustainable Agriculture (A.S. & Certificate in General SA • Certificate SA Livestock • Certificate in SA Vegetable)

Cégep de Victoriaville, Québec | Organic Vegetable and Fruit Production (Diploma of College Studies)

City Colleges of Chicago – Richard J. Daley College & Chicago Botanic Garden | Sustainable Urban Horticulture and Urban Agriculture (Certificate)

College of the Redwoods | Organic/Sustainable Agriculture (Certificate)

Edmonds Community College | Horticulture-Urban Agriculture Production (Certificate)

Flathead Valley Community College | Integrated Agriculture & Food Systems (Associate of Applied Science) • Agriculture (Associate of Science- Transfer Degree)

John Wood Community College | Sustainable Local Foods Farming (Certificate)

Johnson County Community College | Sustainable Agriculture Entrepreneurship (Certificate)

Kennebec Valley Community College | Sustainable Agriculture (Associate of Applied Science)

Lorain County Community College | Sustainable Agriculture (Associate of Applied Science)

Mesa Community College | Sustainable Agriculture (Associate of Applied Science)

Merritt College | Urban Agroecology Program (Certificate) • Permaculture Design Certificate

Northeast Texas Community College | Sustainable Agriculture (Associates & Certificate)

Northwest College | Agroecology (A.S.)

San Diego City College | Sustainable Agriculture (A.S. & Certificate)

Santa Rosa College | Sustainable Agriculture (A.S.)Sustainable Agriculture (Certificate)

Tompkins Cortland Community College | Sustainable Farming and Food Systems (A.S.)

Triton College | Horticulture, Sustainable Agriculture Technology, Sustainable Landscape Practices (A.S. & Certificate)

Windward Community College | Sustainable Agriculture (Certificate)

Windward Community College | Walla Walla Community College | Sustainable Agriculture Systems (B.S.)

Programs Outside of North America

Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Aas, Norway | Agroecology (M.Sc.)

University of Kassel, Witzenhausen, Germany | Organic Agricultural Sciences  (B.S. and M.Sc.)

Wageningen University, The Netherlands | Organic Agriculture (M.Sc.)

Open enrollment summer programs

Goshen College | Agroecology Summer Intensive

Willamette University | Summer Institute in Sustainable Agriculture

Chatham University | Food, Farm, and Field

Additional resources:

USDA-National Agricultural Library Educational and Training Opportunities in Sustainable Agriculture compiled by Becky Thompson
Compiled by Damian Parr & Emily Chiara Created January 2009 Last updated January 3, 2020 Contact to request a program to be added.