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Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #501 (ARWU) Bozeman, MT, United States
The Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems program from Montana State University offers an interdisciplinary, hands-on curriculum focused on the ecological, cultural, economic, and health aspects of food and bioenergy systems from production through consumption.  
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Overview

Course Description

The degree plan is intended to prepare and motivate students as agents of change to address society’s most pressing food and bioenergy issues towards sustained environmental and human well-being. 

Students of the Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems program from Montana State University are provided with broad interdisciplinary training founded on a core SFBS curriculum while gaining disciplinary training by selecting one of four program options housed in either the College of Agriculture, or the College of Education, Health and Human Development: (1) Sustainable Food Systems, (2) Agroecology, (3) Sustainable Crop Production and, (4) Sustainable Livestock Production. 

The SFBS program seeks to enhance students’ practical and critical thinking skills to approach food systems through service-based learning internships, hands-on production, training on research methods, independent and group projects, story-telling, and community engagement.  Students must receive a grade of "C" or higher in all required courses as outlined in the major.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits

    120-132

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Land Resourses and Environmental Sciences
  • Economic Way of Thinking
  • College Algebra
  • College Writing 
  • Introduction to Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems
  • Principles of Biological Diversity
  • Introduction to Plant Biology
  • College Chemistry 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    71

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  • Minimum required score:

    525

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General Requirements

  • Complete your application. 
  • Pay the application fee of US$38 for the online application or US$30 for the paper application. 
  • Submit your proof of English proficiency.  
  • Submit your transcripts. If you are applying as a freshman, please send us your high school transcript. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25850 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7320 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7320 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bozeman

  • 1099 - 2280 USD/month
    Living Costs

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