Food Systems B.S.
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.
|CDAE 002||D2:SU:World Food,Pop & Develop||3|
|CDAE 004||D1:US Food, Social Equity &Dev||3|
|NFS 043||Fundamentals of Nutrition||3|
|NFS 073||D2:SU:Farm to Table: Food Sys||3|
|PBIO 004||SU: Intro to Botany||3-4|
|or PBIO 006||SU: The Green World|
|PSS 021||SU: Intro to Agroecology||3|
|FS 093||Food Systems Seminar I||2|
|FS 193||Food Systems Seminar II||2|
|FS 101/NFS 113||U.S. Food Policy and Politics||3|
|FS 102/CDAE 108||Comparative Food Systems||3|
|FS 103/NFS 114||Human Health in the Food Syst||3|
|Internship - Field Experience/Research 1||6|
|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.
Internships should be taken in the unit of concentration unless otherwise approved. The following classes can apply to the internship - field/research experience requirement: ASCI 134, ASCI 135, ASCI 195, CDAE 196, CDAE 296, MMG 190, NFS 196, PBIO 190, PSS 191, PSS 209.