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 complete a minimum of 12 GEOG credit hours.
Students must complete all 12 GEOG credit hours at the upper division level (3000-level and above).
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.
Students must complete all 12 GEOG credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
The certiﬁcate will be awarded when the student graduates with the bachelor’s degree.
All core courses are offered on a yearly basis. Any alterations to the program MUST be approved by the certiﬁcate advisor.
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.
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
Please pay close attention to prerequisites for speciﬁc courses.
Take all of the following courses (9 credit hours):