Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems

Grand Valley State University

Date Posted: Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Monika Urbanski
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Food & Dining
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Agriculture
Program Type: Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
Distance: Local Only
Commitment: Full-Time


Strong local food systems are essential for healthy local communities. Students preparing for careers in local food enterprises, health care, sustainability, education, business, social work, non-profit administration and many other fields will benefit from the skills and experience necessary to address the role of food in community life. Anyone admitted to GVSU as a degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking student may complete this certificate. To complete the certificate, students must select a total of at least 15 credits. Students may pursue the certificate in sustainable food systems concurrently with the environmental studies minor. Any course that satisfies both requirements will be counted towards the certificate and the minor.

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