Food Studies

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Garden City

Feed your hunger for success in an expanding field. Supplement your degree with a minor in food studies.

The food studies minor is an interdisciplinary studies program.

Why Earn Your Minor in Food Studies?

With the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasting a 20-plus percent job growth through 2022 for nutritionists, dietitians and nutritional educators, the future is bright for students interested in food-related careers. Adelphi’s interdisciplinary food studies minor offers students a recipe for rewarding careers spanning everything from health and nutrition to sustainability, public policy, entrepreneurship, government, communications, food management, business and culinary arts.

Why Minor in Food Studies at Adelphi University in New York?

  • Small classes and a rigorous curriculum designed and taught by top-tier professors are all benefits of Adelphi’s personalized approach to learning.
  • Outside the classroom, you’ll have the opportunity to be mentored and to conduct cutting-edge research with faculty, and you’ll gain invaluable hands-on experience through internships in the New York aread that support your career goals.
  • You can join our on-campus food recovery program, which collects unused food and distributes it to local homeless shelters.
  • We encourage students to develop global perspectives by offering a course based in Nicaragua.
$80,225* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2021
the average annual salary of our 2021 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 36% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2021

Professor Margaret Gray instructing a food studies class at Adelphi.

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Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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