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Science, Sustainability, and Environment

Food Systems and Food Studies

Co-Major

  • Oxford
  • Co-Major
  • On Campus

Understand the Impact of Food

This co-major examines food and the complex path food follows from farm to fork. You’ll combine courses on the fundamentals of agricultural ecology; food, nutrition, and health; and food, society, and culture; with real-world experiences, to develop an understanding of food from a biological, economic, political, cultural, and environmental perspective.

Contact Info

Peggy Shaffer, Ph.D.

Chief Departmental Advisor

Institute for the Environment and Sustainability

118 Shideler Hall, 250 S. Patterson Ave., Oxford, OH 45056

ies@MiamiOH.edu

513-529-5811

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Curriculum and Courses

The Food Systems and 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.

At Miami, there is something for everyone.

Course Catalog

Career Options

Students are prepared to pursue a wide variety of career paths and post-graduate degrees in agriculture and food-related professions.

Facts and Stats

Your college experience here will be one of the most exciting times of your life. To make sure of this, we’ll provide you with a powerful support system.

  • 90% First-to-second year retention

    Miami University Data

  • 21st Among Public Universities in the United States for Four-Year Graduation Rate

    The Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac

  • 96% of 2018-2019 graduates who were employed or furthering their education by fall 2019

    Miami University Data

Testimonials

Katie Sanderson
  • My combination of majors and minors has assisted me in following my passion for how food and wellness connect to the mind and body.

    Katie Sanderson '22
    Food Systems and Food Studies, Psychology

Admission and Aid

This is Where Your Journey to Miami University Begins.

Explore what it means to be a college student at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where students prepare to go anywhere and everywhere. We’ll be here to help every step of the way as you prepare for college admission, enrollment, and success.

You must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University.

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