Jul 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Systems and Hunger Studies Certificate


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Career opportunities related to food systems and hunger are expanding domestically and abroad. However, there are limited academic programs that prepare the workforce with a comprehensive approach focused on the impact of food systems on food security and health. The 12-credit hour Certificate in Food Systems and Hunger Studies provides students with a cross-disciplinary approach to understanding the impact of food systems on food security, hunger, and the overall health and wellness of a community. Through structured experiential learning opportunities, students will apply knowledge of food systems and the environment to develop and implement evidence- based strategies to end hunger in both the United States and globally.

The Certificate in Food Systems and Hunger Studies will complement numerous majors and minors offered on campus, but through a multidisciplinary approach and structured experiential learning opportunities tailored towards the interests and professional goals of the student. Students completing the certificate will have the basic knowledge and skills to provide thoughtful and impactful strategies to promote a sustainable food system and fight hunger and related issues.

All undergraduate students in good standing at the University of Kentucky are invited to declare the Certificate in Food Systems and Hunger Studies and complete the required coursework and certificate activities. Students must earn a C or better in each required certificate course to receive the certificate.

Required Courses


*Course must have subtitle: Food Connections: Issues in Food Systems.

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