Agroecology Major B.A. Requirements

Course Requirements

2020-21 Agroecology Major Worksheet (PDF)

The following information is from the 2020-2021 catalog requirements, effective Fall 2020. 

Lower Division Course Requirements (8 courses)

  • ENVS 80F Introduction to Agroecology & Food Systems (Spring only)
  • ENVS 23 The Physical & Chemical Environment (Spring only) or CHEM 1A General Chemistry
  • ENVS 24 General Ecology (Fall only) or BIOE 20C Ecology & Evolution
  • ENVS 25 Environmental Policy & Economics (Winter and Summer only)
  • AM 3 Precalculus for the Social Sciences or ALEKS MPE 300+ or AP CALC 3+
  • STAT 7/L Statistical Methods for the Biological, Environmental, and Health Sciences
  • One of the following (SOCY/ANTH/PHIL): SOCY 1, 10, 15, ANTH 2, PHIL 22, 24, 28, 80G
  • One ENVS internship or independent study that is 2 or 5 units: ENVS 83, 184, or 199F

Upper division Course Requirements (9 courses)

  • ENVS 100/L Ecology and Society (Winter and Spring only)
    • prerequisites: ENVS 23, ENVS 24, ENVS 25, STAT7/L, SOCY/ANTH/PHIL, and WRIT 2
    • ENVS 130A/L Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture (Fall only)
    • ENVS 130B Justice & Sustainability in Agriculture (Winter only)
    • One of the following: 
      • ENVS 130C Field Experiences in Agroecology & Sustainable Food (Spring only)
      • ENVS 133 Agroecology Practicum (Winter and Spring)
      • ENVS 135 Sustainable Aquaculture (Winter only)
    • Four upper division Agroecology electives* of your choice completed in the following options: 
      • ENVS: 104A/L, 106A, 107, 108, 109, 120, 121, 122, 123, 125, 129, 130A, 130C, 131, 133, 135, 138, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, CMMU: 149, 186, BIOE: 118
        * Students can petition to substitute one of the elective course from (a) another ENVS upper division course (104-179) not listed as one of the agroecology electives above, (b) a relevant course in SOCY, LALS, ANTH, or (c) a relevant course taken in a study abroad program.

Senior Exit Requirement* (Choose 1 out of the 5 options below)

*Your senior exit must be focused in Agroecology.