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…

  • 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
  • Elmcrest
  • Food & Ferments
  • Food Bank of Central New York
  • FoodFeasible
  • 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