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Sustainable Agriculture

Life from the Loam

Sustainable Agriculture is about providing for people in a place over the long term. It concerns itself with issues of land and sovereignty, natural systems, government policies, ancient to modern technologies, economics at several scales, and human biological and social systems. Efforts at sustainability among Indigenous cultures and communities serve as the primary focus of this degree program. Respect for our relatives in nature and responsibility for maintaining these relationships will also be emphasized, along with objective scientific techniques and findings that may lead to a more thorough understanding of these systems of life and provision.

  • Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Agriculture will be prepared to become resilient and creative citizens who can critically think, communicate, and enhance the lives of everyone in Indigenous communities and beyond.
  • The Program is a two-year extension of the A.A.S. Natural Resources Program. After successful completion of the Associates degree, students may embark upon the second phase in order to earn the Bachelor of Science Degree in Sustainable Agriculture.


A Bachelor's degree in Sustainable Agriculture requires a minimum of 124 credits, and can build off of several of CMN's other programs.

Median Pay

Median wages for individuals in the Agricultural Science field was roughly $74,160 as of May 2021. [1]


Individuals with a Sustainable Agriculture degree from CMN can go on to self-employment, graduate studies, or a myriad of other agricultural pursuits.

Career Opportunities

Graduates in the Sustainable Agriculture program can go on to graduate studies, become self-employed, or seek employment in agricultural production, food and nutrition, natural resources, and other business, service, and research fields related to agriculture.

In addition to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's Standard Occupational Classification, or "SOC" Code, the following are examples of job titles that degree-holding individuals have gone on to attain.

Bureau of labor statistics soc codes:
19-4012, 19-1011, 19-4013
Food Chemist Formulator
Research Chef Food Technologist
Seed Analyst Research Associate

Tuition Facts

Program length:
124 Credits 
$62,000 for tuition and fees
(Before 50% Tuition discount)