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Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

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Sven Verlinden
phone: 304-293-2944

Program Details

Program Description

Agroecology is the interdisciplinary study of how agricultural production of plants and animals affects and is affected by the local environment. It emphasizes sustainable and environmentally friendly approaches to agricultural production. The Agroecology program in the Davis College teaches students to combine the concepts of crop production with those of environmental protection in such a way that there is a sustained balance between production and environmental issues. Our faculty are nationally known for their work in soil science as it relates to environmental protection and land use.

Career Profile

Agroecology graduates are employable in both traditional agriculture positions and those with an environmental orientation toward agricultural production. Potential areas of employment include farm and environmental consulting, organic farms, sales representative for agricultural suppliers, extension agents, government support agencies, and natural settings with high public use.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

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