Academic Programs

Food Sustainability & Security Certificate

Certificate Description:

Concerns about population growth, human health, and environmental quality have made food sustainability and security a top priority worldwide. The goal of this program is to provide students with a general foundation of sustainable principles and economics and, within this context, with a specialized analysis of food systems, policy, and public health issues.

This certificate program will provide a general foundation in sustainability and a solid understanding of key issues in food systems and safety/security. The program will cover (1) the concepts, principles, economics, and finance of sustainability, as well as transition towards a green economy; (2) food production, distribution, marketing, disposal, and policy; and (3) food safety and security regarding biological, chemical, and physical threats.. It is designed for an audience of a wide range of backgrounds with career interests in the field of food sustainability and security.

Course Location/Delivery:

The Certificate is offered both fully online and on campus.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

Application Process:

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

Pre-Requisites:

None.

Curriculum Requirements (12 Credit Hours):

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Time Limit / Average Time to Completion:

The approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.

Credit Toward Graduate Degree:

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Contacts:

Contact Information: http://www.grad.usf.edu/cert