Experiential Learning

Research and Field Experience

The undergraduate food studies major culminates with a senior-level research or practicum experience. Students have the option to complete either:

The graduate food studies program culminates with a thesis or practicum experience. Students have the option to complete either:

  • FST 797 – Practicum in Food Studies and Systems 3 credit(s) OR
  • FST 997 – Masters Thesis 1-6 credit(s)

Undergraduate and graduate students work closely with their advisors to identify areas of interest for research and practicum experience. Contracted student internship sites may vary year to year, and new opportunities are continuously explored.

Examples of possible practicum sites include…

  • The Central New York Regional Market
  • CNY Food Bank
  • Syracuse Grows
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Slow Food
  • Syracuse Real Food Coop
  • Nojaim Bros. Supermarket
  • Renzi Food Service
  • The Southwest Community Farm (an urban farm)
  • Other governmental agencies, not-for-profit organizations, food businesses, restaurants, and farms