May 19, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sustainable Food, Energy, Water Graduate Certificate

This graduate certificate program will train students with the technical skills and broad understanding to address sustainability and key resource challenges (e.g., food, water, energy, population) faced by many sectors of society, with an emphasis on rural areas. The graduate certificate will prepare students to address critical issues in FEW systems such as cross-cutting engineering innovations, socioeconomic factors driving resource recovery, reuse, and rural development; soil, water, and energy conservation; water and wastewater management.

Point of contact:

Stacy L. Hutchinson, Ph.D.
Email: | Phone: 785-532-5844

FEW Admission Requirements

Admission to the FEW Graduate Certificate program will require that the student (a) has completed a 4-year undergraduate degree or has been accepted by the Graduate School for admission to a graduate degree program at Kansas State University, and (b) has completed at least 3 upper-division (junior-level or higher) undergraduate courses in technical areas consistent with topics included in FEW subject matter electives. The FEW Program Director will determine if the required qualifications have been met by each applicant.


General Requirements: Students must be enrolled in a graduate degree program at Kansas State University, and complete a minimum of 12 hours of prescribed coursework:

  • Complete 2 semesters of DEN 892 FEW Seminar (0 credit hours);
  • Core courses:  all students must the two core courses:
    • GENAG 670 Introduction to FEW (1 cr)
    • GENAG 870: Capstone for FEW (2 cr)
  • Complete 9 hours of selected elective courses (lists below).

If a student is enrolled in a graduate degree program, no more than six credits may be taken from the student’s home department. In addition, the decision about which FEW courses may count toward graduate program degree requirements is left to the student and his/her supervisory committee in accordance with home departmental policy.