Fresh Produce Safety Emphasis (Yuma Campus Only)

A bachelor's degree in Sustainable Plant Systems, fresh produce safety emphasis, is offered at our Yuma, Arizona campus. It will teach you how to establish good agricultural practices in the field and during harvest, relating to the production of leafy green and fresh vegetables. You will learn about food safety issues and field risk assessments, as well as manufacturing concerns that include sanitation, other potential hazards, and production problem analysis.

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About the Fresh Produce Safety Emphasis

This degree emphasis will prepare you for a career in agriculture and agronomy; the food safety industry; manufacturing and production; and government, institutional, or private-sector inspection services. The degree also can lead to further studies at the graduate level.

Degree requirements

Courses required to complete a B.S. in Sustainable Plant Systems, fresh produce safety emphasis, at the University of Arizona are subject to change, so remember to meet with your advisor regularly to review your course plan.

Course examples

You’ll work with your advisor to create a course plan that includes core and elective classes. Some course options for the fresh produce safety emphasis include:

  • Fundamentals of Food Science
  • Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Crop Production
  • Quantitative Business Analysis
  • Agriculture Law

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