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CIP 2020

CIP Series 1 - Agriculture CIP Codes

Tractor culling wheatIn CIP 2020, Series 01 was renamed from Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences to Agricultural/Animal/Plant/Veterinary Science and Related Fields. This change reflects the diversity of the fields of study included in this series; it also highlights the movement of veterinary medicine and related fields to Series 01.

In CIP 2010, Series 51 (Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences) included Veterinary Medicine and other veterinary administrative and science codes (e.g., 01.8301 - Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant). In CIP 2020, veterinary medicine and related fields moved to Series 01, so that Series 51 can focus exclusively on human healthcare. Within Series 01, four new 4-digit CIP Codes were added to accommodate the move: 01.08 – Veterinary Medicine, 01.81 – Veterinary Biomedical and Clinical Sciences, 01.82 – Veterinary Administrative Services, and 01.83 – Veterinary/Animal Health Technologies/Technicians. Pre-Veterinary Studies (01.1302) was also moved to Series 01 under a new 4-digit CIP code for Agriculture/Veterinary Preparatory Programs (01.13). In CIP 2010, medical and veterinary administrative services were combined under 51.07 - Health and Medical Administrative Services. In CIP 2020, references to veterinary offices were removed from the 51.07 series, and three new CIP Codes were created in 01.82 – Veterinary Administrative Services: 01.8202 - Veterinary Office Management/Administration, 01.8203 - Veterinary Reception/Receptionist, and 01.8204 - Veterinary Administrative/Executive Assistant and Veterinary Secretary.

Since the publication of CIP 2010, new academic programs in brewing and fermentation science have developed across the United States. In 2016, the Master Brewers Association of the Americas (MBAA) launched a recognition program for brewing and fermentation science programs. CIP 2020 includes three new 6-digit CIP Codes related to brewing: 01.1003 – Brewing Science, 01.1005 – Zymology/Fermentation Science, and 52.0910 - Brewery/Brewpub Operations/Management. Brewing Science (01.1003) programs focus mainly on beer, while Zymology/Fermentation Science (01.1005) programs focus on fermented foods (e.g., kefir, yogurt, kombucha, sauerkraut) in general. These new CIP Codes were placed under 01.10 – Food Science and Technology, which focuses on “the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products.” Viticulture and Enology (01.1004), which had been listed under 01.03 - Agricultural Production Operations (i.e., programs focusing on the “use of facilities, natural resources, equipment, labor, and capital to produce plant and animal products”), was moved to 01.10 – Food Science and Technology for consistency.

Other notable additions to Series 01 included Irrigation Management Technology/Technician (01.0207), Apiculture (01.0310), Farrier Science (01.0509), Public Horticulture (01.0609), and Urban and Community Horticulture (01.0610). Two related, non-credit programs were added under Series 36 – Leisure and Recreational Activities: 36.0120 – Beekeeping and 36.0123 – Master Gardener/Gardening.

In 2018, Canada legalized the recreational use of cannabis, which is driving the development of new academic programs at Canadian educational institutions. Within Series 01, three Reserved CIP Codes (01.0480, 01.0680, and 01.1180) were added at the request of Statistics Canada to accommodate academic programs in cannabis agriculture and processing. These codes are not valid for IPEDS reporting.

One CIP Code that did not make it into this edition of the CIP was acericulture, or the study of maple syrup production. The name derives from a combination of Acer, the genus of trees and shrubs commonly known as maples, and the familiar -culture ending. If your institution offers certificates or degrees in maple syrup production or another field of studies not included in the current CIP, please email with details about the program of study for possible inclusion in the next edition of the CIP.