2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Food Studies, BS


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Contact:

Rick Welsh, Undergraduate Program Director (Fall)
540L White Hall
315-443-4060
 
Mary Kiernan, Undergraduate Program Director (Spring)
522C White Hall
315-443-4563

Description:

The 120 credit BS in Food Studies program takes a multi-level and holistic approach to food, from production through consumption. Beyond a core, the curriculum offers required electives in Food Politics, Food Policy, Governance, Community Food Systems and Gastronomy. The major provides excellent preparation for further graduate studies in social science and legal and policy approaches to food. Students with this major might seek employment with government agencies at all levels dealing with food and agriculture issues: food oriented non-governmental organizations that work on sustainability and food security issues; as well as work with food processing, preparation and distribution firms.
 
Faculty strengths in international trade and human rights augment local and national policy studies. Our extensive kitchens and a professional staff of chefs, combined with departmental nutrition and public health programs, integrate the new food studies program both in established disciplines and practical experience. The opportunity to pair the food studies major with minors within the Falk College and throughout Syracuse University, such as public health, nutrition, social sciences, policy studies, and communications, offers students unique and marketable complements to their degree program.

Intra-University Transfers

The Food Studies, BS accepts transfers into the program on a rolling admissions’ basis.

Transfer applicants must schedule an interview with the Food Studies Undergraduate Program Director, to review admission requirements.

Applicants outside of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics who are making satisfactory progress and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above will be admitted into the Food Studies program.

Applicants inside the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics who are making satisfactory progress and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or above will be admitted into the Food Studies program.

Student Learning Outcomes



1.    Identify the defining features of conventional and alternative food systems

2.    Identify and explain solutions to social inequalities related to food

3.    Examine domestic and global agri-food governance and policies

4.    Describe conditions, programs and policies related to food and nutrition security

University Requirements


In addition to FYS 101, the BS in Food Studies requires completion of an IDEA course (chosen from a select list) - The IDEA course may count as a liberal arts, departmental course, or elective depending on the course chosen. Please see the undergraduate course catalog for a full listing of IDEA courses.

Program Requirements - 6 credits


Two courses, selected from any department within the Falk College ( minimum of 6 credits)

General Electives


General electives to reach 120 degree applicable credits while meeting the required 60 credit minimum for liberal arts courses.

Total Credits: 120


Degree Awarded


Bachelor of Science in Food Studies

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