Students interested in topics associated with agriculture and its environmental impacts may tailor their Environmental Studies course of study to focus on Food and the Environment. Courses of interest for this area are offered across all four divisions of the University – humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering.


The following is a suggested sequence of courses for students who wish to focus their study of the environment in the area of Food and the Environment.

  1. One core course: ENV 200A-F: “The Environmental Nexus”
  2. One advanced food or agriculture course: ENV 303: Agriculture, Human Diets; or a suitable substitute.
  3. Three electives from the Generalist Track list; two of these three courses must be from different academic divisions and should be at the 300-level or higher.


For a more in-depth overview of courses suitable for this focus area- please visit Food and Environment Focus Electives in our Course Offerings section.