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Degrees & Certificate

The Agroecology Program features an undergraduate major and certificate, graduate concentration opportunities and a number of specialized classes.

Undergraduate

BS in Environmental Studies: Agricultural Sciences 

The Agricultural Sciences major within the BS in Environmental Studies degree focuses on the agricultural sciences and would be suitable for students interested in career pertaining to food production, agricultural sciences and related natural resource management (e.g., soils, land, water and agro-ecological resources) in government agencies, agricultural research organizations or private industries. 

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Certificate in Agroecology 

This is a new undergraduate certificate program in interdisciplinary agroecology and urban landscapes offered by the Department of Environmental Studies in strategic alliance with the Miami-Dade College, MAERC, and USDA's Agricultural Research Service. This interdisciplinary program is aimed at providing students with an opportunity to learn problems and issues that emerge from the interface between agriculture, natural ecosystems and urban areas. 

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Graduate

Students who are accepted to the MS in Environmental Studies or PhD in Earth Systems Science can pursue a concentration in Agroecology. Graduate students in Agroecology work with topics related to food and agriculture, and have to apply through the regular graduate program in the Department of Earth and Environment and work with an Agroecology faculty as a major advisor. Interested? Contact our Agroecology faculty members. 

Classes

  • Fall

    HOS 3012 - Introduction to Horticulture Science
    Location: Online Course
    Professor: Dr. Amir Khoddamzadeh

    Focus on theoretical knowledge on horticulture plant identification, propagation, controlled environment production, pruning, plants for interior uses, and fruits and vegetables.

    HOS 3012L - Horticulture Science Lab
    Location: OE 161
    Professor: Dr. Amir Khoddamzadeh

    Field Trips may be required.

    IPM 4020 - Integrated Pest Management
    Location: PCA 180
    Professor: Dr. Kateel Shetty

    An overview of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), emphasizes the integration of ecological, cultural, and chemical methods to manage pests to promote sustainable agroecosystems.

    AGR 3930 - Special Topics "Agriculture Colloquium": Seed Technology, Biology, and Conservation
    Location: PC 447
    Professor: Dr. Amir Khoddamzadeh

    EVR 4272 - Agroecology
    Location: SACS 352
    Professor: Dr. Krish "Jay" Jayachandran

    Application of ecological principles to farming systems to achieve goals of long-term food production without depleting Earth's resources.

    SWS 4303 - Soil Microbiology
    Location: GC 279B (T), GC 283B (Th)
    Professor: Dr. Kateel Shetty

    Examines biology of soil microorganisms and biologically-medicated chemical transformations occurring in soil ecosystems. Standard soil microbiology techniques will be emphasized.

    SWS 4303L - Soil Microbiology Lab
    Where: OE 161
    Professor: Ganesh Khadka

    Examination of the biology of soil microorganisms and biologically-mediated chemical transformations occurring in soil ecosystems. Standard soil microbiological techniques will be examined.

  • Spring

    EVR 5935 Special Topics: Advance Modern Crop Production
    Location: GL 166
    Professor: Dr. Amir Khoddamzadeh

    A foundation course in agronomy applying crop, soil, and environmental sciences in understanding agricultural systems in the world. Includes introductory concepts of plant, seed, soil, tillage, pest, environmental, and sustainable aspects of crop production

    AGR 6251 Sustainable Farming System
    Location: ECS 134

    Analysis of sustainability of modern agricultural systems under a variety of ecological economic and cultural settings. Familiarizes students with socioeconomic, urban policy, sustainable agriculture.

    EVR 4274 - U01 Sustainable Agriculture
    Location: ECS 135
    Professor: Dr. Kateel Shetty & Dr. Amir Khoddamzadeh

    Analysis of sustainability of modern agricultural systems under a variety of ecological economic and cultural settings. Familiarizes students with socioeconomic, urban policy, sustainable agriculture.

    EVR 4592 Soils and Ecosystems
    Location: PC 426
    Professor: Dr. Krish Jayachandran

    EVR 4592L Soils and Ecosystems Lab
    Location: ECS 165
    Professor: Dr. Krish Jayachandran

    BOT 3810 Economic Botany
    Location: TBA
    Professor: Dr. Bradley Bennett

    ENY 4060 Entomology
    Location: TBA
    Professor: Dr. Jeffery Wells

    ENY 4060L Entomology Lab
    Location: TBA
    Professor: Dr. Jefferey Wells

Scholarships

We have grant funding for undergraduate and graduate students.