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Bachelor of Arts in Plant Science - Community Food Systems

Bachelor of Arts in Plant Science - Community Food Systems

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
Plant science is a diverse major offered collaboratively by the departments of Agronomy, Environmental Horticulture and Plant Pathology. The plant science degree offers diverse specializations that provide a range of opportunities in the food and agricultural sector. The specializations are designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary perspective of these areas. The degree prepares graduates for careers in production agriculture, turf and ornamentals production, agribusiness sales and marketing, design and management of gardens, private consulting in plant production and protection, restoration of land and aquatic spaces, public policy and regulation related to agriculture, community garden management, international agriculture and field or laboratory technical support. Plant science can also be used as preparation for studies in graduate and professional school. This specialization is for students who want to learn about contemporary food systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students will learn about different food production systems and their ecological and environmental impacts and services, including consideration of political, economic, ethical, social and cultural aspects of food systems. Graduates could work in community or government food-based programs, urban agriculture and the food industry.