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B.S. in Sustainable Business Management Focus Area:
Sustainable Food and Farming

Bachelor of Science

Next start date is January 15th. Applying is easy and free!

Turn your passion for locally-sourced foods

into a career that matters

Are you a locavore? Do you visit the farmers market on weekends and wonder what it takes to make a living doing what you love, while promoting sustainability? Now’s the time to find out. Unity Environmental University is offering you the opportunity to learn how to take your passion for locally sourced food and turn it into a fulfilling career.

Sustainable Food and Farming Program Overview

Students who choose Unity Environmental University’s B.S. in Sustainable Business Management with a focus on Sustainable Food and Farming will have opportunities to build the skills needed to become leaders in the organic and sustainable food production industry and to understand the importance of the responsible utilization of natural resources. The program helps learners build practical expertise and professional skills for managing farming operations, Farm to Table Enterprises, and other businesses in the sustainable food system sector.

Program Features

+ One-on-one academic and professional advising as our world-class faculty and trained staff strive to make your professional and academic goals a reality. 

+ Unity Environmental University is an accredited institution by New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). 

+ Experiential Online. Experiential programs are delivered 100% online with fieldwork designed with the working professional in mind. 

+ Study when and where you want and finish your degree while still working full-time. 

+ Make professional connections with leaders in your field. 

+ Get job placement assistance. Browse our online job board and use free tools through our career services

+ Multiple start dates. Begin your program on your time. Choose from eight year-round start dates.

+ Transfer friendly! Our staff will work closely with you to determine how coursework completed at other accredited institutions satisfies the requirements of your Unity Environmental University degree. We may accept up to 90 credits.*

* Bachelor’s degree requirements include completion of specific courses and a minimum of 30 credits of 300- or 400-level course work. 

Experiential and Immersive Coursework

Farm to Table

Students explore organic food production systems and learn how to grow food using ecologically informed methods. They also learn how to put these methods into practice from a business operating perspective. Students learn maintenance and safety practices for these systems.

Sustainable Agriculture for Small Farms

Viewing the farm as an ecosystem, learners will explore the relationships between soil and plant health. They will evaluate strategies for monitoring and maintaining soil health, capturing and using water efficiently, managing pests, and using season extension structures. The course culminates in the development of a farm management plan that incorporates sustainable practices to deliver the best outcomes.

Understanding the Sustainable Business Landscape

This course introduces students to business with a focus on an organization’s environmental and social impact. Students will learn about the basics in corporate social responsibility, supply-chain management, finance, and non-financial reporting and accounting. All of which can be used for future internships and career opportunities.

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Small Class Sizes

Small Class Sizes

At Unity Environmental University, we believe our students are not just a number. The value of small class size intimacy is just as important to us in our distance education program as it is in traditional classroom settings. We give the benefit of creating tight-knit communities where networking can flourish. By keeping our class sizes small, our faculty can dedicate their time to providing all one-on-one guidance when needed by a student.

Degree Requirements and Courses

The SBM Sustainable Food and Farming degree requires 120 credits, including 30 that must be completed at the 300 level or above. You may transfer in up to 90 credits from outside accredited institutions. For more details, browse our Sustainable Business Management Sustainable degree checklist. View our full course catalog for a better look into your program, then apply online for free to get started.

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Last Updated on November 22, 2023