Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems B.S.

The Bachelors in Science (B.S.) degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems is designed to combine a
strong foundation in the biological sciences with a broad base of knowledge and experiences
related to modern agricultural and food systems. As compared with the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, the B.S. require additional science courses.

This major draws upon the diverse course
offerings by the three academic departments in the College of Life Sciences and
Agriculture and the Thompson School of Applied Science as well as those from
other colleges at UNH.

Students in this program will obtain knowledge in a variety
of topics including

  • sustainable agricultural practices
  • the promotion of healthy eating through
    sustainable food production and food policies
  • the science and management of working landscapes
  • locally produced foods, and
  • value-added agricultural products   

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems graduates will be
prepared to pursue post-graduate work and careers in a wide range of fields including, but not limited

  • integrated agriculture
  • the production of food, fiber and agricultural
  • management and marketing of agricultural
  • management of working lands and landscapes
  • agriculture/food/nutrition/natural
    resources-related research
  • policy-making, and
  • other current and emerging professions

Questions? Contact:

Becky Sideman, Ph.D.

Extension Professor/Specialist, Sustainable Horticulture Production
Spaulding Hall
Durham, NH 03824