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Undergraduate Certificate in Food Systems and Hunger Studies

Become a part of the movement to end hunger. This cross-disciplinary undergraduate certificate will prepare students to apply knowledge of sustainable systems and the food environment in developing, and implementing, evidence-based strategies to end hunger. Make a difference by studying the impact of food systems on food security, hunger, and the overall health and wellness of a community.

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At a Glance

Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
08/01/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025

Application Due Date:
11/15/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Credits and Tuition Cost (2023-2024)

Credits Required: 12
Cost Per Credit: $611.00

Format

Fully Online

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Undergraduate Certificate in Food Systems and Hunger Studies overview

Program format
Format
Fully Online
Total credits
Total Credits
12

What You'll Learn

Overview

Understand the impact of food systems on food security, hunger, and the overall health and wellness of a community. Learn how to develop and implement evidence-based strategies to end hunger both in the United States and globally.

Course Examples

  • SAG 210 Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture and Community Food Systems
  • DHN 318 Hunger, Food Behavior, and the Environment
  • DHN 319 Seminar in Hunger Studies
  • DHN 320 Experiential Learning in Hunger Studies 
  • 3 credit hours of pre-approved elective coursework

How to Apply

Application Requirements

Admissions Criteria

Program Contact

Makenzie Barr-Porter
Program Director

Deadlines

Fall 2024

Application Due Date:
08/01/2024
Start Date:
08/26/2024

Spring 2025

Application Due Date:
11/15/2024
Start Date:
01/13/2025

Distance Learning

Licensure & Authorization

Where you live matters when completing distance education activities. If you will live outside of Kentucky while completing your program, please check the Distance Learning Authorization & Licensure page to confirm that the program can be offered in your state or country, and if relevant, that it meets professional licensure requirements in your state. Please note: Admission and enrollment in a fully-online program can NOT lead to the issuance of a J-1 or F-1 student visa. 

AUTHORIZATION & LICENSURE INFO
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Student Support

Once you become a student, you will have access to a wide variety of academic support services to maximize your success. These services are available completely online to meet the needs of our online students.

Why UK Online

One tuition rate

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Pay the same online tuition rate, no matter where you live.

Flexible schedule

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Fit learning into your busy schedule with no prescribed class times.

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Access supporting services and success coaches to help you succeed.
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