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Minor in Food Systems and Nutrition
-Food Systems and Nutrition Minor
-Environmental Science and Policy Minor
(for Engineering Students)
The Food Systems and Nutrition minor encompasses a wide array of topics addressing sustainable food production, policy, access and nutrition. The aim is to provide a solid foundation to understand food systems from a holistic interdisciplinary point of view while providing students flexibility to specialize in an area that is most relevant to their interests and career goals. Whether a student's goal is to work for a non-profit organization or government agency, start his/her own business, or pursue a career in medicine, nutrition or food science, this minor provides critical interdisciplinary training to help each student be more effective in the future.
The minor requires taking a total of six courses and is cohesively structured to maximize student learning. Therefore, while the following sequence of classes is not mandatory it is strongly recommended:
Students are advised to start with one of the options fulfilling the required interdisciplinary gateway course. This course examines real-world issues facing stakeholders in the New England food system. Additionally, students must take an introductory course and three electives drawn from thematic areas of the student's choice. The minor ends with a required capstone course (ENV 190) or experience. The capstone class is a project-based course designed to integrate academic learning with application in a range of food systems settings and working with community partners.
The faculty advisor for the minor is Dr. Cathy Stanton.
Forms for Food Systems and Nutrition Minor:
After completion of this minor students will be able to:
Learn about the Tufts Food Rescue Collaborative >
Attention: Some courses might not be taught every year. Please double-check the current semester course listings on Food[at]Tufts and/or SIS.
Specific Requirements (6 courses):
Unlisted courses that are relevant to the minor might be requested to count toward specific requirements. In order to have an unlisted course reviewed to count toward the minor, you must complete a Course Petition form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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