Agriculture and Food Systems Program By Rutgers University School of Environmental and Biological Sciences |Top Universities
  • Degree BS
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Course Intensity Full Time

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The Agriculture and Food Systems (A&FS) major is the result of a major rethinking of the old Agricultural Science major. Agriculture and Food Systems aims to appeal to those who are interested in an entrepreneurial and innovative education in the agricultural sciences, spanning the entire range from production to table.

The A&FS major targets students who seek careers in agribusiness, government service and agricultural education and extension, as well as those preparing to be owners/operators of farming enterprises.

Rather than provide specific options within the major as do other majors, a unique aspect of the A&FS major is the ability of students to tailor their course work to their specific interests, due to their ability to choose classes of interest from several clusters of specific courses. Depending upon the courses chosen, areas in which a student could focus include controlled-environment and precision agriculture, agricultural policy and entrepreneurship, energy efficiency, and niche agriculture, including agro-tourism, community-supported agriculture, and sustainable agriculture.

The curriculum of this major is expected to continue evolving as additional experience in the delivery of the curriculum's courses is gained, and new areas of emphasis are identified.

About University

The Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) powers the university's robust exploration of sciences. From microorganisms to a changing climate, the land, air and ocean, nutrition and food sciences, animals and plants—21 majors, plus a multitude of minors and special certificate programs offer our students a gateway into the world of scientific knowledge. This is enhanced by an array of learning opportunities beyond the classroom and involvement in a variety of student organizations.

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