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Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Foundations & Breadth:

BIO 41 or BIO 43 or BIO 43H or BIO 101 or EARTHSYS 30 (previously EARTHSYS 5)            or HUMBIO 2A & 2B or EARTHSYS 116
CHEM 31A & 31B or 31X
GES 1A, B, or C or GES 4 or EARTHSYS 117
MATH 19, 20, 21 or 41, 42
MATH 51 or CME 100
Statistics: BIO 174H or BIO 202 or ECON 102A or STATS 110 or 116 or 141
EARTHSYS 210A, B, or C (Senior Seminar)
EARTHSYS 260 (Internship)
WIM: EARTHSYS 195, EARTHSYS 200, or another designated WIM course in a related department- must be approved by an advisor. Your WIM course may not also count towards your track or electives, if counted as a WIM.
(These courses must be taken for a letter grade: EARTHSYS 10, 111, 112, 210 A/B/C, 195/200)


A total of 7 courses are required from the Food and Agriculture Focus
Areas. All track courses and electives must be taken for a letter

Fundamentals of Agriculture Production and Economics: (both required)

ECON 106: World Food Economy
EARTHSYS 185: Feeding Nine Billion

Biogeophysical Dimensions:

EARTHSYS 155: Science of Soils

And choose 2 of the following:

EARTHSYS 184: Climate and Agriculture
BIO 137: Plant Genetics
HUMBIO 113: The Biologies of Humans and Plants
HUMBIO 130: Human Nutrition
GES 130: Soil Physics and Hydrology

Social Dimensions: (choose 1)

EARTHSYS 173: Aquaculture and the Environment
EARTHSYS 181: Urban Agriculture in the Developing World
HUMBIO 166: Food and Society
ANTHRO 169: The Ecology of Cuisine 

Applied Study in the Field:

EARTHSYS 180B: Principles and Practices of Sustainable Agriculture

Electives: TWO additional courses at the 100-level
or above are required. Electives allow students to personalize their
Earth Systems curriculum by pursuing higher-level courses offered in
their focus area, or by incorporating new academic perspectives. Each
must be a minimum of 3 units.

Track Updated 8/2014