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:

FST 485 – Research Experience in Food Studies OR
FST 486 – Food Studies Practicum

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 – Master 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…

A Tiny Home for Good
Capital Roots
Catholic Charities of Onondaga
Center for Community Alternatives
Common Thread Farm Cornell
Coop. Ext Jefferson County
Cornell University Critz Farm/ Critz Brewing and Cider Company
Crouse Hospital
CTA/ North American Food System Network
Food & Ferments
Food Bank of Central New York
Friends of Gonadagan
Good Uncle
Green Room- Healthy Neighbors Partnership
Greyrock Farms
Hopeprint Inc
Jowonio School
Kelly’s Choice
LA Kitchen
Main Street Farms
Matthew 25 Farm
Meals on Wheels
Modern Malt Bake Shop
Montessori School of Syracuse
Mountain Root Food Project
My Lucky Tummy
NYS Maple Producers Association
OCC- With Love Program
Ophelia’s Place
Peace Inc.
San Diego Food System Alliance
SU Food Services
SU Hendricks Chapel Food Pantry
SU Sustainability Council
Sweet Praxis Bake Lab
Syracuse City School District
Syracuse Food Truck Association
Syracuse Housing Authority
Syracuse Real Food Coop
Syracuse Rescue Mission
The Salvation Army
Union of Concerned Scientists
University United Methodist Church Food Pantry
Westcott Community Center