College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

Food Systems and Hunger Studies

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Program Summary

SPRING 2021
Application Dates: 12/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/15/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
COST AND CREDITS
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $607

Dr. Makenzie Barr

Assistant Professor, Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Director for UGC FHSH

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

212 Funkhouser Building

859-257-1573

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Be the change you want to see. Make a difference by studying the impact of food systems on food security, hunger, and the overall health and wellness of a community. This cross-disciplinary undergraduate certificate will prepare students to apply knowledge of sustainable systems and the food environment in developing, and implementing, evidence-based strategies to end hunger. 

Program Summary

SPRING 2021
Application Dates: 12/15/2020
Start Dates: 01/25/2021
SUMMER 2021
Application Dates: 04/15/2021
Start Dates: 05/11/2021
COST AND CREDITS
Credits required: 12
Cost per credit: $607

Obtain the Knowledge to Implement Solutions for Food Security

Program curriculum is relevant to fields such as healthcare, the nonprofit sector, public health, social work, farm management, agricultural biotechnology, and more! Our program requires students to complete four (4) required courses (total of 9 credit hours) and one (1) three credit hour elective course related to their personal and professional interest. Required courses:

 

  • SAG 210: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems (3 credit hours) 

  • DHN 318: Hunger, Food Behavior, and the Environment (3 credit hours) 

  • DHN 319: Seminar in Hunger Studies (1 credit hours) 

  • DHN 320: Experiential Learning in Hunger Studies (2 credit hours) 

Choose 3 Credit Hours of Pre-Approved Elective Coursework (pre-req and schedule varies by course) 

  • AEC 309: International Agriculture, World Food Needs, and US Trade in Agriculture Products
  • ANT 225: Culture, Environment, and Global Issues
  • ANT 251: Global Health Inequalities
  • CPH 201: Introduction to Public Health
  • DHN 597: Obesities and Food Insecurity Paradigm
  • ECO 450G: The Economics of Poverty and Welfare Programs
  • GEN 300: Food Connections, Issues in Food Systems
  • Other courses, including education abroad and special topics courses, may also be appropriate to fulfill this requirement.  Such courses must be pre-approved by the Certificate Director.

Application Instructions

When applying: 

  • If you are a student currently enrolled in a degree program at the University of Kentucky, please contact your advisor to enroll in this undergraduate certificate. 
  • If you are a new or returning student at the University of Kentucky, please click APPLY NOW in the box above. 
  • If you are a current nondegree/postbaccalaureate student at the University of Kentucky, please contact the program representative listed on this site for assistance.  

Contact

Dr. Makenzie Barr

Assistant Professor, Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Director for UGC FHSH

College of Agriculture, Food & Environment

212 Funkhouser Building

859-257-1573

State Authorization & Licensure

If you plan to complete a University of Kentucky online program while living outside of Kentucky, you should check the Out-of-State Students page to determine if the University of Kentucky is authorized to provide this program in your state of residence. If you plan to use the degree to seek licensure, you should also determine if the degree meets the educational requirements for licensure in your state.