Lund Fellows must: 

  • Complete two prerequisite classes that explore aspects of biodynamic, organic, regenerative, and sustainable agriculture and food systems from a natural science and social science perspective (see list below).
  • If you feel that you have completed coursework at other institutions or at Cornell that fall into these categories, you will have the opportunity to discuss the courses and why they meet the prerequisite requirements in the application portion.
  • Complete a one-credit pre-internship spring semester course for Lund Fellows, taught by the Lund Program Coordinator and/or other professionals and potentially including visits to local farms and farmers’ markets.
  • Completion of a one-credit post-internship course held at the start of the fall semester for fellows to share their individual experiences and bring knowledge gained back to the classroom, including the development of a poster and participation in a poster session.

Prerequisite courses 

*Required courses (2) from the list – at least (1) in the agricultural sciences and (1) in the social sciences:

Agricultural/Natural Sciences

  • ANSC 2000 Sustainable Food and Companion Animal Systems and Perspectives
  • ANSC 2100Practical Large Animal Handling
  • ANSC 3510 Dairy Herd Management
  • ANSC 3540 Dairy Cattle Herd Health
  • ANSC 3850 Dairy Sheep Management
  • GDEV 3030: FoodCycle: Systems Thinking Toward Circular Economy for Organic Resources
  • PLHRT 3025 Hydroponic Food Corp Production and Management
  • PLHRT 3350 Sustainable Orchard Management
  • PLHRT 3500 Principles of Vegetable Production
  • PLHRT 4175 Production and Marketing of Greenhouse Crops
  • PLHRT 4250 Postharvest Biology of Horticultural Crops
  • PLHRT 4730 Ecology of Agriculture Systems
  • PLSCS 2110 Field Crop Systems
  • PLSCS 2600 Soil Science
  • PLSCS 3150 Weed Biology and Management
  • PLSCS 3210 Soil and Crop Management for Sustainability

Social Science

  • ANSC 4140 Ethics and Animal Science
  • ANSC 1200 Contemporary Dairy Industry Topics and Issues
  • ANSC 2170 Public Communication in Animal Science
  • ENVS 3320 NTRES 3320 Introduction to Ethics and Environment
  • GDEV 1300 Just Food: Exploring the modern Food System
  • GDEV 2201 NTRES 2201 Society and Natural Resources
  • GDEV 3240 Environmental Sociology
  • GDEV 3400 Agriculture, Food, Sustainability and Social Justice
  • NTRES 2010 Environmental Conservation
  • NTRES 3311 Environmental Governance
  • NTRES 3330 Ways of Knowing: Indigenous and Place-Based Ecological Knowledge
  • PLHRT Foods for the Future
  • PLSCS 1900 Sustainable Agriculture: Food, Farming and the Future