• Sustainable Urban Agriculture

    The Sustainable Urban Agriculture (SUA) track cultivates leaders in urban agriculture.

  • The SUA track provides students and community members with knowledge and skills in agro-ecological sciences, food solutions, natural resource management, environmental science and conservation. This track has an emphasis on urban organic agriculture in NYC that includes paid internships.

  • Entry-level Jobs in Sustainable Urban Agriculture include: Urban horticulture ($44.9K/year), Urban Farm Associate (40.7K/year), Environmental Education Coordinator ($58k/year), Food Justice Specialist ($43.4k/year), Urban Garden Educator (45.6K/year) and several others!

    What can I do with an A.S. in Environmental Science?
    Environmental Science & Protection Technicians Median Pay (2020): $46,850

    What can I do with an B.S. / M.S. in Environmental Science?
    Environmental Scientist (B.S). Median Pay (2020): $73,230
    Urban Planning & Farming (M.S.). Median Pay (2020): $75,950

    Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

    All graduates with an A.S. in Environmental Science will have a strong science background, which prepares them to enter a variety of four-year colleges and complete their bachelor's degree. This background includes courses in general biology, general chemistry, microbiology, ecology, environmental science, plant science, soil science, sustainable urban agriculture, and vegetable production. The program now articulates with the following schools.

    For assistance and more information about CUNY transfer options, visit the Office of Transfer Services.

    Visit the Articulation Agreements page to learn more about transfer opportunities.

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    In support of the LaGuardia’s mission to educate and graduate its students to become critical thinkers and socially responsible citizens, the College has undertaken a team approach toward advising, designed to support you in your major from orientation through graduation.

    Your Advising Team is made up of faculty, professional and peer advisors. They will guide you at every step during your college career. They are ready to help you:

    • Explore your major
    • Select introductory and advanced courses
    • Connect you with campus support services
    • Prepare an educational and career plan

    Visit the Advising page to learn more about when to get advised and how to prepare for an advising appointment, and check out the Advising Calendar for information sessions, events and more.

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    Current Students
    Log in to My LaGuardia to review your Degree Audit to find out what classes to take. Have questions about using Degree Audit? Visit LaGuardia's Degree Audit page for tutorials and how-to guides.

    Prospective Students
    Review the curriculum.

    Please note: Students will be held to the program and degree requirements of the year that they enter the College, unless the student changes their major in a different academic year. In that case, the student will be held to the current year requirements as listed in the catalog. Learn more.

    Environmental Science Degree Map
    Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page.

    Environmental Science: Sustainable Urban Agriculture Degree Map
    Use the Degree Map and DegreeWorks to assist in academic planning and creating your own graduation plan in ePortfolio. See a full list of Flexible Core courses on the Pathways page.

    For information about this program’s retention and graduation rate visit the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment website page.

    Project SEMBRAR: Growing and Diversifying the Next Generation of Urban Agricultural STEM Leaders

    Project Description
    LaGuardia was just awarded a $250,000 grant called Project SEMBRAR from the United States Department of Agriculture. This grant will sustain and grow the next generation of Urban STEM agricultural leaders. Project SEMBRAR also engaged students to participate in a 3 week paid internship with community partners and is tied to the Sustainable Urban Agriculture track of the Environmental Science Program. The curriculum includes courses in soil science, botany, biology, as well as electives in food and culture. The final sequence in this track is Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Vegetable Production, where students receive practical, hands-on training and experience in techniques including propagation, irrigation, and pest control, and conduct a field practicum in urban farming.

    Paid Summer Internships
    Paid Summer Internships for Project SEMBRAR ($1200)

    Community partners include: Oko farms (aquaponics farm), City Growers (urban farming), Newtown Creek Alliance (water quality testing and citizen science), Kingsland Wildflowers (pollinator ecology) and the USDA NIFA (career panels).

    Interested? Register here!