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 Agroecology3
FS 093Food Systems Seminar I2
FS 193Food Systems Seminar II2
FS 101/NFS 113U.S. Food Policy and Politics3
FS 102/CDAE 108Comparative Food Systems3
FS 103/NFS 114Human Health in the Food Syst3
Internship - Field Experience/Research 16
Food Systems Concentration Requirement (Choose one)15-18
NATURAL SCIENCES CONCENTRATION: may include Agroecology, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Plant Biology, Soil Science, Sustainable Landscape Horticulture
SOCIAL SCIENCES CONCENTRATION: may include Community Entrepreneurship, Community and International Development, Consumer + Advertising, Community Centered Design, Nutrition and Food Sciences, Public Communication, Sustainable Landscape Horticulture
1 course/3 credits must be at the 200-level
Additional pre-requisites as needed (depending on concentration)

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