The goal of the certificate program is to provide GES students advanced training in sustainable urban agriculture through the integration of university classroom study and field-based practicum conducted at the department’s field research station. Requirements for the certificate are therefore divided between on-campus courses and field courses.
Upon successful completion of the certificate, students will:
Have knowledge of the history of urban farming
Understand the modern agro-food system
Participate in sustainable urban agricultural practices
This is both an on-campus and field-based program.
Declaring This Certificate
Please see the certificate advisor.
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Students must earn a 3.0 GPA average with no course below a “C” in any approved courses for the certificate.
certificate will be awarded when the student graduates with the bachelor’s degree.
obtain the certificate, students must complete two core courses and four elective courses, totaling 18 hours.
core courses are offered on a yearly basis. Any alterations to the program MUST be approved by the certificate advisor.
Because a certificate is a CU Denver certification of a students’ specialized knowledge in an advanced subject matter, all courses in a certificate program are expected to be taken in residency at CU Denver. Only in rare circumstances will exceptions be made regarding this policy. Courses taken within the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate Program may be used towards one other degree requirement. Any changes to the standard curriculum program must be approved in writing by the certificate advisor. Please pay close attention to prerequisites for specific courses.
Take all of the following courses (6 credit hours):