Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems B.S.

The Bachelor of 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 to:

  • integrated agriculture
  • the production of food, fiber and agricultural services
  • management and marketing of agricultural operations
  • 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

Celeste F. Dietterle

Administrative Assistant III
Kendall Hall, Room 225
Durham, NH 03824