The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems major offers the opportunity to integrate a strong foundation in science with a broad ‘big picture’ perspective and hands-on experience. In addition to getting an excellent liberal arts education, our majors have the necessary skills and knowledge to apply their interests and experience towards agricultural and food system practices, production, policy and education.

SAFS majors define their own area of emphasis, which can prepare them for a range of post-graduate opportunities.

New careers and professions relating to local agriculture and food systems are emerging all the time - there are many more options than we can list here! Just a few of the many possible areas in which SAFS majors can find opportunities include:

  • Farming or Food Production
  • Agricultural Entrepreneur
  • Education
  • Agritourism
  • Research Technician
  • Farmland Preservation
  • Community Development
  • Writing/Journalism
  • Food Service & Hospitality
  • Food Science
  • Horticulture
  • Nutrition Research
  • Advocacy & Policy
  • Extension & Outreach

Many more options exist! You can get more ideas HERE.