Dec 04, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Sustainable Urban Agriculture Undergraduate Certificate

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Certificate Advisor: Amanda Weaver

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

Program Delivery

This is both an on-campus and field-based program.

Declaring This Certificate

  • Please see the certificate advisor.

General Requirements

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Certificate Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 12 GEOG credit hours.
  2. Students must complete all 12 GEOG credit hours at the upper division level (3000-level and above).
  3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C (2.0) in all certificate courses taken at CU Denver and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 3.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Students cannot complete certificate or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
  4. Students must complete all 12 GEOG credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. The certificate will be awarded when the student graduates with the bachelor’s degree.
  2. All core courses are offered on a yearly basis. Any alterations to the program MUST be approved by the certificate advisor.
  3. Courses taken within the Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate Program may be used towards one other degree requirement.
  4. Any changes to the standard curriculum program must be approved in writing by the certificate advisor.
  5. 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
  6. Please pay close attention to prerequisites for specific courses.

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