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Ohio University Majors

Food and Society Certificate Program

Program Overview

Food, its production, consumption and meaning, is of deep social, political, cultural and economic consequence. Food is at the heart of debates about globalization, science, technology, and social progress. The Food and Society Certificate program allows students to think critically about an aspect of their lives simultaneously deeply personal, public, and political to which they can readily relate. The certificate seeks to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of how food is grown, treated, harvested, sold, purchased, consumed, shared, and disposed of and the impact it has on its suppliers, consumers, and environment, and how in short food affects us all. The certificate emphasizes both food culture and food systems.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Students with a Certificate in Food and Society and an appropriate undergraduate degree can go on to do graduate work in the area of food studies. Possible employment opportunities with students whose interest are more in food culture would go on to find related jobs in the following areas: publishing, public relations, marketing, nonprofit work, and food operations. Students whose interests focus more on food systems would go on to find job opportunities in the following areas: local and national government, non-governmental organization work in advocacy and policy, development organizations, food production companies, and food distribution companies.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details

Code: CTXX9U


College of Arts and Sciences
Sociology and Anthropology Department 
Bentley Annex 162
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1350
Fax: 740.593.1365

Administrative Contact

Theresa Moran, contact person

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