Agriculture

Overview

Agriculture

Learn how to grow food, while improving the environment. Gain the skills to farm efficiently and support economic growth. Use scientific theory and hands-on training to earn a specialized degree.

Careers in Veterinary, Biotechnology and Food Science

From managing pests to improving soil quality, work in California’s thriving agricultural economy, the largest in the country.

  • Get jobs in forestry, horticulture, or agricultural economics.
  • Become a veterinarian, or enter the biotechnology or biochemistry industries.
  • Interested in food production? Become a food scientist or technologist, or a soil and plant scientist.

Academic Plans for Agriculture

Each plan shows all the courses you need to take to complete your goal from start to finish. Map your education by clicking on the Academic Plan for the degree or certificate you’re interested in earning below. 

Note: The academic plans will give you an idea of the classes you need to take. However, please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan.

Sustainable Agriculture—AS Degree

Term 1
Course Units Notes
AGRI 0196 3  
ENGL 0001A 3  
AGRI 0156 or AGRI 0200 4  
MATH 0000D or MATH 0013 4 MATH 0000D OR MATH 0013, or any elective if math is not needed to complete learning skill requirement. (MATH 0013 is recommended for transfer).
TOTAL 14  
Term 2
Course Units Notes
AGRI 0156 or AGRI 0200 4 Choose the course you have not yet taken.
AGRI 0198 or AGRI 0203 or AGRI 0212 or AGRI 0160B 1-4 AGRI 0198 recommended by department.
ENGL 0001C or PHIL 0004 3  
PHIL 0002 or GEOG 0090 or GEOG 0003 or or ESCI 0007 3-4  
SSCI 0050 or ARHI 0101 or MUS 0002 3  
TOTAL 14-18  
Term 3
Course Units   Notes
AGRI 0221 3  
AGRI 0159 or AGRI 0164 or AGRI 203 or AGRI 0212 or AGRI 0095 0.5-4 Major courses must equal at least 23 units.
SOC 0003 or WMST 0001 3  
HED 0002 or NUTF 0013 3  
HIST 0017A or HIST 0017B 3  
TOTAL 12.5-16  
Term 4
Course Units Notes
AGRI 0215 3  
BUS 0085 or COMM 0001 or COMM 0003 or COMM 0005 3  
Any Elective course 1 1 unit elective if needed to meet 60 unit requirement.
Any Elective course or SPAN 0001 5  
ESS 0001 or POLS 0001 3  
TOTAL 15  

Sustainable Agriculture—Certificate of Achievement 

Term 1
Course Units   Notes
AGRI 0156 4  
AGRI 0221 3  
AGRI 0196 3  
AGRI 0198 or AGRI 0203 or AGRI 0212 or AGRI 0160B 1-4 Total major elective units for academic plan must be 6-8 units.
TOTAL 11-15  
Term 2
Course Units   Notes
AGRI 0200 4  
AGRI 0215 3  
AGRI 0203 or AGRI 0212 or AGRI 0164 or AGRI 0159 or AGRI 0095 0.5-4 Total major elective units for education plan must be 6-8 units.
TOTAL 7.5-11  

Sustainable Agriculture Business—Skills Certificate 

Term 1
Course Units
AGRI 0196 3
AGRI 0212 2
AGRI 0215 3
BUS 0140 3
TOTAL 11

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