The minor in Civic Agriculture and Food Systems embodies a commitment to developing and strengthening an economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable system of agriculture and food systems that relies on local resources and serves local markets and citizens. The minor serves the needs of all students and is designed to promote academic enhancement, personal growth, and civic engagement while strengthening student’s capacity to learn about civic agriculture and food systems through reflection and experiential practice to solve real-world problem. The minor in Civic Agriculture and Food Systems requires the completion of 18 credits; 12 credits required courses and 6 credits free electives from the list provided. All courses must be taken and passed on an A–F basis unless only offered on P/F basis.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses taken to fulfill the minor is required. Faculty advisor in the Office of Academic Programs with civic agriculture food systems experience will serve as a counterpart to the student’s major advisor. Students choosing Civic Agriculture & Food Systems will register with the Office of Academic Programs in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, 1060 Litton-Reaves Hall. This will enable the college to provide any pertinent assistance, materials & information to the student. The student will consult with the professor of any course that requires prerequisites. The checksheet contains no hidden prerequisites.