Program Overview

The University of Florida’s Master of Science in Agronomy with a Concentration in Agroecology is a course of study that is delivered by the university’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, and administered under the Department of Agronomy. This program is unique, as it is currently the only online Agroecology program offered in the United States. The focus of this program is on the diverse and interdisciplinary crop, soil, and water sciences. The Agroecology concentration particularly emphasizes the sustainability, resource management, valuation of ecosystem services, system productivity, and profitability. Students with relevant backgrounds and interests are encouraged to pursue this meaningful degree, as it may provide them with an understanding of current global issues related to production systems and agriculture, as well as valuable skills necessary for a successful professional life in agricultural science.

Some of the courses students will take through this program span topics such as Crop Ecology, Principles of Agroecosystems, Environmental Crop Nutrition, and Water Sustainability. Students also have the freedom to enroll in elective courses, which are designed to cater to their personal interests and professional goals. Through this program’s diverse and thorough curriculum, students may be prepared for a variety of careers including state and federal agricultural and environmental agencies, non-governmental agencies and organizations, soil and water conservation organizations, crop consulting, agricultural firms, and county extension.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Requirements

    Students wishing to enroll in the Agroecology concentration should have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in agronomy or soil science or an equivalent degree in an allied field such as horticulture, entomology, agricultural or environmental engineering, natural resources or ecology.

    School Overview

    The University of Florida is a public research university located in Gainesville, Florida. The university is a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university. Founded in 1853, UF was the first state-supported higher learning institution in Florida. At UF, our students utilize more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. With some of the most future-focused facilities led by some of the best minds in their fields, it’s no wonder UF is consistently ranked among the nation’s top universities.

    UF has 16 academic colleges and over 150 research facilities, offering students the ability to earn bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. University of Florida offers many degree programs at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level entirely online.

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