Get your B.A. in Food Studies
About the Major
Are you passionate about food? Do you want to understand the social, political, environmental, and cultural dimensions of food? A degree in Food Studies prepares students to address pressing social and environmental problems in our food systems.
This major shares a core curriculum with the B.S. in Nutrition and Food Systems, offered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Tucson is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and an ideal setting to pursue a degree in Food Studies given its vibrant food scene and countless opportunities for service learning, applied research experiences, and internships with a wide range of local and regional partners.
Learn about the cultural and historical significance of food
Explore the food scene in Tucson, a UNESCO City of Gastronomy
Work to tackle food injustice
Food-related majors are burgeoning across the country! Benefit from the growing demand for experts in food-related policy work, community organizing, and entrepreneurship. Consider food studies as a double major, leading to exciting career options.
- Culinary writer
- Restaurant manager
- Food marketer
- Community educator
- Food historian
- Policy analyst
- Food-related community organizer
- Food systems entrepreneur
You will benefit from faculty expertise across campus and learn to work collaboratively across disciplines. Core courses include:
- FOOD 101: Intro to Critical Food Studies
- FOOD 102: Intro to U.S. Food Systems
- ENGL 307: Business Writing
- FOOD 300: Food Justice, Ethics, & Activism
- FOOD 302: Food Practices
You'll also choose elective courses from the areas of Food, Society, and Culture; Global Food Policy, Governance, and the Environment; and Leadership and Community Engagement. There are also opportunities for internships, independent study projects, and study abroad.