Do you have a passion for agriculture? Do you want to learn more about how our food travels from the farm to the table? Do you want to become well-versed in the processes that make our food systems function? The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems can help prepare students to create a sustainable future in agriculture.

Transforming Agriculture in Dallas

A&M-Commerce By the numbers


Fastest-Growing public

university in Texas



awarded annually

in scholarships



alumni working full-

time within six months


Top 15%

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Tamuc student gaining hand-on  experience plowing a field.

Is This Program a Good Fit for You?

Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems students are typically interested in:

  • Conservation agriculture
  • Urban agriculture
  • Small-scale farming
  • Local and regional food systems
  • Farmers’ markets
  • Food processing


Sustainable agriculture students become highly valued in a variety of exciting careers. These include roles addressing the challenges of food security, environmental sustainability, community development in urban areas, and more. Graduates are well-positioned to transition quickly into the market when internship and job opportunities present themselves.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Agricultural and Food Scientists
Agricultural Engineers
Conservation Scientists and Foresters
Urban/Small Scale Farmers
Urban and Regional Planners

US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022

See Yourself Succeed With a Degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

wheat field.

Grow Your Passion for Agriculture

A&M-Commerce has one of the top hands-on agricultural programs in Texas. Explore horticulture, wildlife, livestock herds, and more through exciting experiential learning and modern facilities.

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Join the Family

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is a growing family with a supportive student culture, including multiple student organizations and competitive judging and show teams.

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Expert Faculty

Work with professors who have ambitious research agendas solving problems on the farm, increasing nursery efficiency and improving worker safety.

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Agribusiness office

Career Readiness

The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources puts you front and center to potential employers by fostering positive relationships and maintaining a strong public presence throughout the agricultural industry.

a group of people standing around a machine.
Tamuc students working on prepare the soil before planting crops to gain their hands-on experience.

What You Will Learn

You will receive a comprehensive overview of the principles of sustainable agriculture through ecological, economical, social and ethical perspectives. You will gain the classroom instruction and hands-on learning needed to pursue a variety of in-demand agricultural careers.

Courses to Prepare You for Your Career:

  • Foundation courses include Intro to Agriculture, Principles of Food Science, Intro to Plant Science and Agricultural Economics
  • Core courses include Intro to Sustainable Agriculture, Agroecology, Urban Agriculture, Principles of Sustainability and Food Systems: Farm to Fork
  • Work hands-on in a variety of settings, discovering the processes that keep our food systems running smoothly.
  • Work with people, plants and animals to improve our planet and feed a growing world.

Suggested Minors

Students may choose a minor in any field of study, but one of the following is strongly suggested for optimum career advantage.

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agronomy
  • Horticulture
  • Food Studies
  • Family and Consumer Science

Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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