How to join the SA&FS major
The SA&FS major opened to enrollment for freshmen in Fall 2012 for a total enrollment of 30 students! At the time, there were a few students already at Davis who were able to switch into the major before they graduated. Total enrollment at that point was 5 students. The first SA&FS graduating class graduated in Spring 2016. Since then, enrollment has plateaued around 90-110 students and we hope to keep it that way!
For general information about applying to UC Davis, please visit the undergraduate admissions website.
For students entering straight from high school:
For freshman applicants:
When you apply to UC Davis, choose Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems as your major. For more information, check out the General Advising, Restricted Electives, and Internship Program tabs on the website. If you would like to speak with an advisor prior to the start of classes, make an appointment to see a Peer Advisor by calling our front desk at 530-752-1805.
For current UC Davis students:
Visit the advising office at least once a year to maintain a three-quarter study plan. Your advising staff wants to see you! Make an appointment to see a Peer Advisor at appointments.ucdavis.edu.
For current UC Davis students who want to switch into the major:
Go to the General Advising, Restricted Electives, and Internship Program tabs on the website and decide which of the three tracks you are choosing within the SA&FS major. Download a blank study plan and fill in with major-specific classes that you are interested in taking. Call the front office and make an appointment to see a Peer Adviser. During that advising session, you and the Peer Adviser will create a three-quarter study plan from the study plan you’ve created.
For students entering from community college:
For students transferring to UC Davis who have already been accepted in another major:
Switch into the SA&FS major during your second quarter of enrollment here. Then follow the description for current UC Davis students who want to switch into the major.
For students applying to transfer admission for the upcoming quarter:
Declare SA&FS as your major as a part of your original application. Once accepted into the university, follow the description for current UC Davis students.
Some helpful tips for transfer students:
If you are a California Community College student, visit IGETC to ensure that you are taking classes that will count towards your major at UC Davis.
To assist you in the process of transferring from a California Community College to a UC, consider transfer admission guarantee (TAG).
Follow this link to find a list of classes that will articulate from most California Community Colleges.
Want to know a little more about SA&FS students?
80% of students entered the major either as a transfer student or switched into the major after their freshman year.
60% of students choose Track II, 25% choose Track I, and 15% choose Track III.
Students are relatively older than students in other majors.
Key: Blue 18-21 years old, Red 22-25 years old, Yellow 26-29 years old, Purple 30+ years old
For more information, please check out the Transfer FAQ doc here!