CTAHR | Academics | Foci

Food and Agricultural Systems

Food and Agricultural Systems

Environment and Ecosystem Management

Environment and Ecosystem Management

Community Health and Resiliency

Community Health and Resiliency

Global Market and Innovative Design

Global Markets and Innovative Design


Explore Our Educational Foci

To ensure that a CTAHR education addresses issues of relevance and careers of interest to students, our diverse undergraduate programs are organized around four interdisciplinary foci — Food and Agricultural Systems, Environment and Ecosystem Management, Community Health and Resiliency, and Global Markets and Innovative Design. See how these foci are interconnected...


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Food and
Agricultural Systems

  • Encompassing all systems that provide food, fiber, fuel, and raw materials
  • Promoting effective food production, processing, distribution, preparation, and consumption
  • Ensuring food security through physical and economic access to safe food


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Environment and
  Ecosystem Management

  • Applying physical, biological, and social sciences to cooperative land stewardship
  • Conserving and sustainably managing natural and economic resources
  • Encouraging human behaviors and policies for responsible and ethical management


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Community Health
  and Resiliency

  • Promoting physical, mental, emotional, and social well-being
  • Harnessing the potential of cellular dynamics and mechanisms
  • Advocating on personal, community, institutional, environmental, and policy levels


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Global Markets and
  Innovative Design

  • Generating ideas, products, and technologies to develop and test creative solutions
  • Providing opportunities for hands-on experiences and worldwide exploration
  • Challenging the status quo to address the global economy and society