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agriculture

The college’s Organic Farm is at the center of agricultural learning on campus. You'll learn to grow food for yourself and others in the broader community, using ecologically informed methods of farming while also learning management and business skills appropriate for small-scale production.

You’ll focus on Northwest crop and livestock species—including orchard fruit, potatoes, sheep, and poultry—and be able to study chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy in a highly practical and experiential context.

See also Path of Study Food and Agriculture

Faculty

See faculty who teach in Environmental Studies/Agriculture.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Selected Programs 2020-21
Title Class Standing Credits
Flaming Eggplant Cafe: Cooperative Food Business Management (Fall)
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Practice of Organic Farming (Remote/In-Person*) (Spring)
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Fall) (Remote/In-Person*)
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Terroir/Meroir: Toward Agroecological Agribusiness?
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Food, Health, and Sustainability
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Food, Health, and Sustainability
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
12, 16
Ecology of Grazing and Grasslands in the Pacific Northwest
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16