Urban Agriculture Certificate
Available only via Ecampus.
This certificate is available as a standalone program.
The Urban Agriculture Certificate Program will prepare the next generation of urban agriculture leaders in Oregon, and beyond. The program will emphasize critical aspects of urban agriculture, including site selection and design, soil management, variety selection, pest management, and accessing and developing markets for urban agricultural products and/or urban agri-tourism. Students will investigate and analyze a diversity of urban agricultural systems that vary in location, scale, cropping and non-crop systems, production methods, and market opportunities, including edible and ornamental crops, non-crop urban landscapes and public/private gardens, residential and community scale agriculture, non-profit and commercial urban farms.
Certificate Code: C610
- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of soils, plants, pests, and crops, and skills in urban farming and gardening.
- Show in-depth understanding of the environmental, social, economic, and regulatory factors that influence and are influenced by urban agricultural systems.
- Generate a functional management plan for an urban agriculture project utilizing skills and knowledge gained.
- Evaluate the broader global and social justice implications of agricultural endeavors in urban and peri-urban areas.
|CSS 205||*SOIL SCIENCE||4|
|HORT 260||ORGANIC FARMING AND GARDENING||3|
|HORT 283||INTRODUCTION TO URBAN AGRICULTURE||3|
|HORT 301||GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT OF HORTICULTURAL CROPS||3|
|or CROP 200||CROP ECOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY|
|AGRI 411||*INTRODUCTION TO FOOD SYSTEMS: LOCAL TO GLOBAL||3-4|
|or ANTH 361||*FOOD JUSTICE|
|ENT 311||INTRODUCTION TO INSECT PEST MANAGEMENT||4|
|HORT 483||CASE STUDIES IN URBAN AGRICULTURE||3|
|Select 3-4 credits from the following courses: 1||3-4|
|INTRODUCTION TO HORTICULTURAL SYSTEMS, PRACTICES AND CAREERS|
|AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD MANAGEMENT|
|AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD MARKETING|
|LANDSCAPE PLANT MATERIALS I: DECIDUOUS HARDWOODS AND CONIFERS|
|LANDSCAPE PLANT MATERIALS II: SPRING FLOWERING TREES AND SHRUBS|
|*INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL AND FOOD ECONOMICS|
|TEMPERATE TREE FRUIT, BERRIES, GRAPES, AND NUTS|
|HERBACEOUS ORNAMENTAL PLANT MATERIALS|
|PERMACULTURE DESIGN AND THEORY: CERTIFICATE COURSE|
|CROP PRODUCTION IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST AGROECOSYSTEMS|
|PRINCIPLES OF TURFGRASS MAINTENANCE|
|NUTRIENT CYCLING IN AGROECOSYSTEMS|
|SOIL MANAGEMENT FOR ORGANIC PRODUCTION|
|SOIL SYSTEMS AND PLANT GROWTH|
|HONEY BEE BIOLOGY AND BEEKEEPING|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
A minimum of 12 upper-division credits taken as core or elective courses are required in the total of 27
Certificate Code: C610