Careers in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

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 toward 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.

Alumni Career Success

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:

Employment Areas Job Title Examples
  • Farming or Food Production
  • Education and Outreach
  • Agritourism
  • Research
  • Horticulture
  • Farmland Preservation
  • Food Science
  • Advocacy & Policy
  • Research Technician
  • Education/Program Coordinator
  • Sustainability Coordinator
  • Farm/Agricultural Manager
  • Agricultural Entrepreneur
  • Extension & Outreach Specialist
  • Grant Writing Specialist