Our Undergraduate Certificate in Agroecology explores interdisciplinary agroecology and urban landscapes. The certificate is offered by the Department of Earth and Environment and the Agroecology Program in strategic alliance with the Miami Dade College, Macarthur Agroecology Research Center and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service. This interdisciplinary program 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.
Students will gain an appreciation of the influence of traditional agricultural systems on natural ecosystems and human environment, as well as ecological and developmental pressure agriculture faces. 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 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 certificate program is open to degree-seeking students only.