Food Systems B.S.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

The food systems curriculum provides students with a broad foundational knowledge about the food system that includes environmental, social, and economic sustainability of food production. This knowledge is presented within the context of a changing climate, agricultural systems, food, health, and nutrition, food security, policy development at federal, state, and local levels, and an understanding of the complex dynamics of a global food system.  In addition, students declare a concentration with a focus on natural or social science.  Students also complete six credits of internship or research, providing an opportunity to apply what they learn, as well as prepare for a career in food systems.

Major Requirements

CDAE 002D2:SU:World Food,Pop & Develop3
CDAE 004D1:US Food, Social Equity &Dev3
NFS 043Fundamentals of Nutrition3
NFS 073D2:SU:Farm to Table: Food Sys3
PBIO 004SU: Intro to Botany3-4
or PBIO 006 SU: The Green World
PSS 021SU: Intro to Ecological Agr3
FS 101/NFS 113Food Policy and Politics3
FS 102Comparative Food Systems3
FS 103/NFS 114Human Health in the Food Syst3
FS 196 Seminar: taken each of the 4 years for 1 credit each4
CDAE 296Internship (Field Experience/Research)6
Food Systems Concentration Requirement (Choose one)15-18
A concentration in natural sciences may include Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Plant Biology, Ecological Agriculture, Soil Science, Sustainable Landscape Horticulture
A concentration in social sciences may include Community Entrepreneurship, Community and International Development, Public Communication, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Sustainable Landscape Horticulture
Additional pre-requisites as needed (depending on concentration)

Any 100+ level course can only count ONCE toward the FS major OR the FS Concentration (minor) OR another minor declared within CALS.