Food and the Environment

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

This program brings together agricultural sciences, ecology, and environmental thought to provide the background to issues surrounding the management of land and water to produce food, other agricultural products, and ecological services. You can tailor your education to specific interests including resource economics, conservation, water pollution, and self-directed areas of study.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Land and Food Systems
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • No Honours Option

This program examines the application of agroecological concepts and principles to the design and management of integrated food-production systems. Students have ample flexibility to focus on their area of special interest, such as resource economics, conservation of wildlife habitat and biodiversity, integrated agro-ecosystem management, or as self-directed. An intensive practicum is part of the program.

Potential career paths for graduates from this major include sustainable agricultural systems, organic farm management, and design and crop management.

Campus features

The program is strongly focused on the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm – an on-campus living laboratory for experiential learning.

Program Requirements

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