University of Vermont

Food Systems Minor

Envision a sustainable future.

This interdisciplinary minor in Food Systems gives students the knowledge and skills necessary to understand our complex interdependent food system of food production, processing, distribution and consumption.

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Interdisiplinary Studies

  • Develop a systems perspective on food production, processing, transformation and consumption
  • Understand the history and structure of the contemporary food system
  • Idenitfy systems, structures and impacts involving food - from soil to table
  • Apply a systems approach across disciplines
  • Develop knowledge and skills to become a more sustainable and responsible consumer
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Required Coursework

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A minimum of 18 credit hours with 9 credits from the following:

  • PSS 021
  • NFS 073
  • PBIO 006
  • CDAE 002
  • PHIL 010

and at least 9 credits from the following:

  • ANTH 185 (Lecture) /NFS 185 (Lab)
  • ASCI 122
  • CDAE 127
  • PSS 154
  • PSS/ENVS 156
  • ENVS 183
  • CDAE 208/ASCI 230
  • PSS 212/ENVS 221
  • CDAE 237
  • PSS 127
  • PSS 209
  • ASCI 192G
  • PHIL 295/FS 395
  • NFS/CDAE/PSS/ENVS 195 Special Topics (requires approval by Minor advisor)
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Accelerated MS in Food Systems

The Food Systems Graduate Program is now offering Food Systems Minor students the opportunity to complete a Master's degree in just one year. Learn more here.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Serena Parnau, Food Systems Program Coordinator.

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