Why study Urban Agriculture?

The certificate in urban agriculture responds to contemporary issues in horticulture, urban design, livability and quality of life, food security, and sustainability.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Describe the global social, economic, and ecological issues of providing food for the urban population.
  • Identify the favorable site and political conditions for the development of urban agriculture.
  • Plan the critical path for the approval, design, and implementation process for urban agriculture.
  • Prepare a design plan for an urban agriculture project that accounts for soil conditions, plant selection, construction, maintenance, funding, and staffing.
  • Provide precedent and feasibility studies based on current literature and resources regarding urban agriculture.

This program is designed to work with local advocates and organizations who support urban agriculture in the metropolitan region of the University of Cincinnati. Students will work with regional experts to gain first-hand experience of the challenges and rewards of bringing fresh, safe, and healthy food to the city.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to this certificate must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in previous college work. To apply, students should submit the DAAP Undergraduate Application for Certificates and Minor online.

Students interested in economic, social, and environmental equity will excel in this certificate program. Students who enjoy field experience, working with people and plants, and landscape design, installation, or maintenance will appreciate the hands-on nature of the certificates course requirements.

This certificate will supplement the fundamental knowledge and skills offered by undergraduate training in:

  • landscape architecture
  • planning
  • architecture
  • horticulture
  • engineering
  • design
  • construction management
  • environmental studies

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Students interested in this certificate should work with their major advisors to confirm the compatibility with their major's requirements and course schedules. Questions about the certificate should contact DAAP Admissions at daap-admissions@uc.edu or 513-556-1376.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

DAAP Admissions
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
(513) 556-1376

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Program Code: 23CRT-URAG-C2