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The Bachelor of Applied Science in Sustainable Agriculture degree is unique to North America and is distinguished from other agriculture degree programs by providing a broad scope of study related to sustainable food production as an integral and fundamentally critical element of sustainable human existence. Through a distinctive and exceptional combination of classroom and farm-based learning, the program offers a comprehensive perspective on:

  • The science of agro-ecosystem design and stewardship;
  • Innovative and ecologically sound crop production methods;
  • Sustainable farm business management; and,
  • The economic, social, and environmental challenges facing our food system

The curriculum is designed in recognition of the need for both practical and academic training within the new powerful movement in sustainable agriculture. Students will be immersed in a setting which fosters experiential learning and exploring personal interests and inclination. Learn more...


Student Profile

Individuals interested in gaining a practical understanding of sustainably growing food for their communities as well as those who wish to see this type of local-regional agriculture and food system integrated fully into society. This program will appeal to students who recognize that environmental stewardship and community involvement are critical to our food system and who wish to be part of a new approach to agriculture. Students looking for creative, hands-on work on farms and in the community will thrive in this program.

Career Opportunities

Sustainable, local food production is a rapidly developing part of sustainable community/regional planning and development, and is on the minds of the public and governments alike. Program graduates will be sought after in areas as diverse as planning, resource management, politics, government, non-government organizations, related business, and production agriculture. Learn more...

Program Activities

KPU Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems has a quarterly newsletter distributed every January, April, July and October. The newsletter includes current news, research updates, events, as well as student and staff profiles. Click here to see all current and past volumes of the newsletter.

Our Sustainable Agriculture Student Association (SASA) is an active part of our KPU community. SASA provide a network for our students and a wide range of social activities as well as funding opportunities to go to agricultural events. 

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