The BA/BS in Food Studies fosters students' intellectual and practical engagement with urgent social and cultural issues ranging from food deserts to childhood obesity, from the presence of immigrants in U.S. food production to food security. The AAS
in Food Studies is designed for students looking to enter the job market in the food sector, professionals in the food and hospitality industry, and student chefs who want to integrate their existing skills with a deeper knowledge of cultural, social,
and environmental issues connected to food.
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New York City is your laboratory for learning, providing unparalleled opportunities to explore contemporary food issues. The city has one of the largest wholesale food markets in the nation and is headquarters to numerous NGOs with interests in food,
health, and the environment. Internships, apprenticeships, self-directed learning, and other professional experiences let you apply what you learn in the classroom to real-world situations. The Food Studies program also maintains collaborations with
GrowNYC, Edible magazine, the Street Vendor Project, Family Cook Productions, the Restaurant Opportunities Center, and the James Beard Foundation.
A degree in food studies prepares you to begin or advance your career in the food sector, in areas including food policy research and advocacy, environmentally sustainable agriculture, urban policy analysis and management, food marketing and distribution,
food media, public relations, business administration for governments and NGOs, culinary journalism, and food and culinary businesses. AAS students can also proceed to earn a BA or BS in Food Studies or a related discipline at The New School.
The New School collaborates with the International Culinary Center (ICC) to provide opportunities for ICC graduates to continue their studies by earning an AAS, BA, or BS in Food Studies through the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students.
Graduates from selected ICC programs can earn up to 22 credits toward their AAS, BA, or BS degree through this transfer agreement. To learn more about The New School’s partnership with ICC, including terms and conditions, please write to the Admission
team at [email protected].