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Sustainable Agriculture

Training Program

Credential(s) Offered

Bachelor's degree and above

Method of Delivery

Hybrid or blended

When offered

Daytime Hours, Evening Hours

Instructional Program (CIP)

Farm/Farm and Ranch Management. 010104

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture, offered by the School of Food and Agriculture, is built upon fundamental knowledge of ecological and biological systems as applied to agricultural production.
The program is designed for students interested in working in the growing field of ecologically-based agriculture in areas of production, research and education.
The BS degree in Sustainable Agriculture can also be used as preparation for postgraduate study in a variety of disciplines.
The Sustainable Agriculture degree program emphasizes: how to build soil health and fertility through rotations, multiple cropping and nutrient recycling; how to protect water quality and human health by decreasing the need to use synthetic agrochemicals; how to manage crop pests and livestock diseases with integrated, ecologically sound strategies; how to create a profitable, diversified agriculture that is stable through market and weather fluctuations.

Details

Hours

120

Entrance Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent

School

University of Maine

WIOA Approved Program

Yes

Training Location(s)

University of Maine

Local WIB

1 - Northeastern Workforce Board

Type of financial aid offered or have access to

Grant, Scholarship, Work-Study, Loan

Refund Policy

Is the proposed curriculum currently certified by an accrediting agency or similar national standardization program?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for women?

No

Is this proposed curriculum considered a nontraditional program of training services for men?

No

Cost Items

Books (Estimated)

$1,000.00

In-State/District Tuition

$9,240.00

Other Fees

$11,286.00 Room & Board

Out-of-State/District Tuition

$30,030.00

Registration Fee

$2,504.00

Total In-State Program Cost

$24,030.00

Total Out-of-State Program Cost

$44,820.00

Demand Occupation(s)

25-1041.00Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
$0.00 per hour
11-9013.00Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
$15.00 per hour

Provider Status

Approved

Address

Orono, ME 04469, Orono, Maine 04469

Phone Number

(207) 581-1561

Last Updated

Mar 31, 2021

Created

Jul 10, 2018