Sustainable study

UC Davis offers sustainability degree for first time

The university will begin offering a bachelor of science degree in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems when the fall quarter begins Sept. 22. Courses will cover issues facing modern farming and food systems including production, processing, distribution, consumption and waste management. Nine faculty members will be involved with the fledgling interdisciplinary program.

Although the major is new, UC Davis has been covering multiple facets of agriculture in the classroom and in the field at its Student Farm for more than 35 years. Continuing students already have begun to transfer into the program, and applications for freshman and transfer students will be available in November.