UCSC Graduate Students

Environmental Studies graduate student Annie Drevno (left) instructs students in an agroecology lab exercise at the UCSC Farm.

As a research unit, the Center does not have its own graduate degree program. However, the PhD program offered by UCSC's Environmental Studies Department includes a focus on agroecology and sustainable agriculture.

Other UCSC departments offering advanced degrees related to the Center's work include Anthropology, Biology, Earth Sciences, Economics, Education, Politics, and Sociology.

Faculty associated with the Center provide graduate students with advice and research opportunities on a variety of topics, including basic research in agroecology, entomology, soil nutrient dynamics, and international agricultural systems. In conjunction with their faculty advisor, UCSC graduate students can apply for access to the Center's facilities for lab- and field-based research work.

For general information on UC Santa Cruz's graduate programs, see the Graduate Division's web site or call 831.459-2510.