The BA and BS in Food Studies are awarded upon the completion of 120 credits, 30 of which must be in food studies. The major consists of a core of 12 credits (4 courses), providing the basics for the study of food from the cultural, political, and environmental points of view, and 18 credits (or 6 courses, depending on curricular choices), in one of the following concentrations: Culture and Communication; Health and Environment; Policy and Politics. Six credits can be chosen from elective courses offered by NSPE and other divisions of The New School in topics relevant for the students’ professional and cultural interests.
Food Studies students can study full-time or part-time. Students who study full-time can complete the program in four years. Students have online and evening study options that are particularly convenient for part-time students, including nontraditional and adult students. While not required, internships are available to students, broadening their opportunities to establish professional connections and experience.
Students must complete 12 credits in one of the three concentrations offered.
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