School of Planning

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Urban Agriculture

The certificate in urban agriculture responds to contemporary issues in horticulture, urban design, livability and quality of life, food security, and sustainability. Students who pursue the certificate in urban agriculture are required to submit an application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.

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.

Degree: Undergraduate Certificate

Duration: 2.0 Years

Location: Uptown Campus West

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
DAAP Student Affairs
DAAP Admissions
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
(513) 556-1376

Admission Requirements

Freshman applicants, please visit the Admission Requirements page for more information.

Freshmen applying to this program should also have completed the following college-preparatory subjects:

  • 4 units of English
  • 4 units of math
  • 3 units of science
  • 5 units of electives*

*Elective units must include one or any combination of foreign language, fine arts, business, career-technical education, family and consumer sciences, technology, agricultural education or additional core courses not otherwise required.

Application Deadlines

Students should turn in the application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.



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

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