Food Systems & Food Studies Co-major

The Food Systems & Food Studies Co-major provides an interdisciplinary examination of food, exploring the complex path food follows from farm to fork and beyond. Combining courses on the fundamentals of agricultural ecology; food, nutrition, and health; and food, society, and culture; with real-world experiences, students develop a broad understanding of food from a biological, economic, political, social, cultural, and environmental perspective. Students are prepared to pursue a wide variety career paths and post-graduate degrees in agriculture and food related professions.

The Food Systems & Food Studies Co-major complements the primary major, which provides significant depth and breadth in an academic discipline.

Program Requirements

The Food Systems & Food Studies Co-major requires 34 semester hours, distributed as listed below.

  1. Major
  2. Foundations of Food Systems & Food Studies (16-17 hours)
  3. Experiential Learning (3 hours)
  4. Interdisciplinary Electives (15 hours)
    • Fundamentals of Sustainable Agriculture
    • Food, Nutrition, & Health
    • Food, Culture, & Society

Chief Departmental Advisor

Dr. Peggy Shaffer
Coordinator, Institute for Food
(513) 529-7527
shaffems@MiamiOH.edu

Combined MEn Program

The combined Master of Environmental Science program allows students to complete an M.En. degree with 1 year of additional study beyond the bachelor's degree, and is available to qualified, tuition-paying students with an undergraduate Co-major in Energy, Environmental Science, or Sustainability at Miami University.