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Ecological Agriculture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
The Ecological Agriculture program offered by University of Vermont focuses on applying ecological concepts to environmentally friendly food production. Learn how to produce food in a sustainable and ecologically-sound manner.


The Ecological Agriculture students offered by University of Vermontare interested in diversified agriculture systems that include horticultural and agronomic crops. Ecology is the uniting thread that integrates the course-work and ties the curriculum together. The program is based in UVM’s Plant and Soil Science Department, where faculty advisors help students select courses and develop learning experiences that match their interests and career goals.

All students who enroll in the major must complete the basic core curriculum for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS), which includes courses in communications and technology. In addition students complete courses within the program, such as plant biology, ecology, plant and soil science, economics, and policy. Summer course offerings provide students experience during the Vermont growing season.

Career opportunities

The Ecological Agriculture major provides students with experiential learning opportunities needed for wise use of natural resources. The major has prepared students for jobs in production; ornamental horticulture retail and services; production of specialty crops for food, medical and energy uses; and recycling damaged lands. Other career directions for which our students are prepared include organic farming, soil conservation, production of specialty crops, environmental science and management, precision agriculture technology, phytoremediation, plant inspection, food biosecurity, or science policy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Communication Methods
  • Effective Speaking
  • Computer Applications
  • Ecology, Ecosystems & Environment 
  • Entomology and Pest Management 
  • Weed Ecology and Management 
  • Plant Pathology
  • Commercial Plant Propagation 
  • Fundamentals of Soil Science

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Official secondary school transcript sent directly to Admissions by your high school
  • Official translation of transcripts if not already in English
  • First quarter grades or mid-year grades if available
  • One letter of recommendation is required

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    1674 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1674 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    664 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 664 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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