Credits required
27 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 27 quarter credits are equal to 18 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$331 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
Start terms
4 per year

Organic Farming Systems – Online Undergraduate Certificate

If applying as a postbaccalaureate student for winter 2022, the deadline to apply is Nov. 1, and classes start Jan. 3.

Be the future of organic food and farming systems

When you earn your Undergraduate Certificate in Organic Farming Systems online from Oregon State University, you’ll gain the technical skills and knowledge needed to make agricultural and food systems more environmentally, economically and socially sustainable.

This program offers you a gateway to a career in organic farming production and regulation by emphasizing the organic management of soil health, pests, diseases and weeds. You’ll also learn to communicate the principles, practices, science and impacts of organic agriculture to diverse audiences.

The 27-credit certificate is delivered online by Oregon State Ecampus, a nationally ranked leader in online education. All certificate courses can be completed in one year, and the program can be integrated with your undergraduate major.

Coursework

The goal of this program’s courses are to provide you with an understanding of the history, values, benefits, regulations and practices associated with organic agriculture. Visit the OSU Academic Catalog for curriculum details and a list of core classes and electives.

Prerequisites

You may need to complete additional coursework prior to enrolling in this program and taking the required certificate courses. This could mean completing 3 or more additional credits, depending on your individual educational background as it relates to the program requirements. We recommend that you evaluate this prior to applying for admission.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are known worldwide for their expertise, research and innovation.
  • Oregon State is regionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • OSU Ecampus students receive the same transcript-visible certificate as on-campus students.

NOTE: The U.S. Department of Education has approved this certificate for federal financial aid eligibility as part of a full degree program, but not as an independent certificate program. Alternate funding sources (e.g. loans, private funds) may be required to cover the costs associated with this program.

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