Major & Certificate

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The Department of Earth and Environment at Florida International University (FIU) offers a Bachelor of Sciences degree program in Environmental Studies with a choice of majors in Agricultural Sciences or Natural Resource Sciences.

These majors have been designed to provide students with broad academic knowledge and experience to pursue careers in environmental professions or in advanced agricultural sciences fields.

For those interested in social science aspects of the environment or sustainable agriculture, the Department also offers the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainability and Environment. Students in this program will engage in elective and capstone courses involving practical aspects of sustainable resource management, policy, society and business.

The Department also offers a Minor in Environmental Studies and various certificates. A grade of ā€œCā€ or better is required for all required courses in the major and minor as well as for the Undergraduate Certificate in Environmental Studies, Agroecology, or Conservation Biology Management.

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This interdisciplinary program under the Department of Earth and Environment 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. Through our Certificate Program students will gain an appreciation of how traditional agricultural production systems will influence the quality of natural ecosystems and human environment, and also what ecological and developmental pressure that agriculture comes under from the human system. The program will emphasize natural and economic services that are provided by large agricultural areas interspersed between urban and natural areas. Students will learn structural changes that are necessary within agriculture in order to make it ecologically sustainable and community supported. The program includes farm- and field-level experiential learning through internships, field demonstrations and minor experiments. This is a collaborative effort between Florida International University and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). More information about our other partners.

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Agroecology Program Video