Do you have a passion for agriculture? Do you want to learn more about how our food goes 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 will give students the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to create a sustainable future in agriculture.

Where It Is Offered Commerce, Dallas
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required
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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

See yourself succeed with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems


A degree in sustainable agriculture and food systems will offer you the opportunity to:

  • 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.
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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

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

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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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  • Commerce, TX 75429-3011

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