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Agricultural Technology Management and Education: Controlled Environment Agriculture emphasis

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
Green Concentration: 
UA College: 
Agriculture & Life Sciences
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science
Degree/Minor Description: 

Through the Agricultural Tech Management and Education major students take courses in basic sciences, technical agriculture, teaching principles and techniques, and communication. Students learn how to communicate about issues in agriculture and learn about technologies and techniques that are working to improve the efficiency of agricultural practices. Students will also gain hands-on experience with welding, woodworking, electrical wiring, equipment operation and irrigation. Those who focus in Controlled Environment Agriculture will obtain knowledge about operating greenhouses and managing them.

Research Opportunities: 

Campus Agricultural Center: The CAC is a 160 acre research, teaching, and extension facility, which supports those functions of the eleven College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) departments. It is currently home to over 70 different multidisciplinary research studies in the fields, laboratories, and greenhouses.

Controlled Environment Agriculture Center: The CEAC is a research center containing greenhouses, which allows researchers to study the production of plants and other products, such as vegetables and flowers. The center produces high-value crops at maximum productivity in an efficient and environmentally friendly way. 

Environmental Research Laboratory: The ERL is a research facility that is part of the Department of Soil, Water and Environmental Science. It is used to improve the health, welfare and living standards of communities in desert areas through the application of appropriate and sustainable technologies.

Biosphere 2: Biosphere 2 is owned by the University of Arizona and is an Earth systems science research facility that focuses on the Earth, its living systems, and sustainability. The facility is located in northern Tucson and serves as a center for research, outreach, and teaching. 

BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity. 

Research Themes: 
Food Systems and Security
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Public Health
Science Engagement