Recipe for change: Food Studies programs at Syracuse

Food Studies is one of the fastest-growing fields of study in North America. It has expanded to become a broad academic discipline, encompassing the study of food delivery systems, social stability, human rights, public health, human and landscape sustainability, and urban/regional design and planning.

As a food studies student at Syracuse, your classroom might be in our experiential food laboratory one week, and the next week you’ll learn by doing at a local Community Supported Agriculture farm. Coursework and research opportunities will provide exposure to the urban design construction of food deserts, the complexity of domestic and foreign food aid, international food policy and local food governance systems, and much more.

Falk’s Food Studies programs include:

  • A bachelor of science degree that takes a multilevel, holistic approach to food studies, examining it from production through consumption.
  • An undergraduate minor that offers unique and marketable complements to another major.
  • A master of science degree that emphasizes a foundation in the political economy of food systems.
  • A certificate of advanced study (CAS) helps graduate students deepen their grounding in Food Studies and enhances their employment profile in food-related fields.

You’ll gain marketable skills through courses, research opportunities with faculty, and internships that prepare you for a wide range of careers in areas including program evaluation, policy analysis, research, marketing, community outreach and project management, among others.

Falk College has embraced the multidisciplinary field of food studies because of its unlimited potential to change the world. The change you want to see in the world starts with you—and it starts today.

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Recent News

WCNY-TV explores community gardens in Syracuse with food studies professor Evan Weissman

In December, WCNY-TV’s “Cycle of Health” show featured assistant professor of food studies, Evan Weissman, an exploration of the history and growth of community gardens in Syracuse, as well as across New York State. A growing interest in where food…

New York Times food columnist offers advice to Falk students on food production, consumption and activism

A standing-room-only audience of students, faculty and staff had the chance to hear the insights of Mark Bittman, one of the country’s best-known, most widely respected food writers. Bittman, who was in Syracuse as the featured speaker at the Rosamond…

Food studies professor Evan Weissman cultivates food justice

Syracuse Grows recently celebrated another successful growing season and hosted its first-ever Farm-to-Table Benefit dinner. Funds raised at the event will support the Syracuse Grows network of community gardens and farms and also contribute to its annual resource drive in…

Falk College Welcomes New Faculty

As we begin the Fall 2014 semester, Syracuse University’s Falk College is pleased to announce the appointment of five new outstanding faculty members: Beth Dixon, Laura-Anne Minkoff-Zern, Margaret Voss, Patrick Walsh, and Jennifer Wilkins. We also welcome Mine Göl-Güven as…

Falk College Seed Grants awarded for 2014-15

Each year, the David B. Falk College Research Center, in collaboration with the Dean’s Office, awards seed grants on a competitive basis to assist faculty with completing preparatory work for research projects that have a high likelihood to compete for…

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Upcoming Events

Oct 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm 335 White Hall in the Falk Complex
Research Colloquium Big Data and Social Policy: Current and Future Developments Wednesday, October 24, 12:00 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. White Hall, Room 335 Dr. Philip Gillingham is prolific researcher of social work practice based at…
Nov 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Falk College, Room 335
Learn more about our graduate programs, scholarships, housing options and meet faculty and students! Syracuse University faculty, staff and current students will welcome potential graduate students interested in Falk College graduate studies in the fields…
Nov 9 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am Schine Student Center
Orange Preview Days at SU provide prospective students and their families with a comprehensive look at Syracuse University and majors of interest. Register on the main admissions website. The visit begins at the Schine Student…
Nov 15 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm Falk Complex Room 200
Details to be announced.
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