About the Major
The Food Systems major will teach students the knowledge and problem-solving skills to address complex challenges and opportunities in food systems. This will be guided by an interest in food and food systems that are sustainable in environmental, economic, and social terms. Students will study food systems in diverse contexts and at different scales. Read more about the major.
Common Entry Level Job Titles
- Community Garden Manager
- Extension Educator
- Food Shelf Manager
- Organic Farm Manager/Owner
- Organic Food Product Marketing
- Policy Analyst
- Sales Representative, Organic Products
- Sustainability Officer
Types of Employers
- Community gardens
- Food companies
- Government agencies
- Nonprofit organizations
- Organic farms
Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts
In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."
Salary and Employment Statistics
Top Career Resources
- Master List of Food Systems Career Resources
- National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Resources as well as job and internship listings regarding sustainable agriculture.
- Alternative Farming Systems Information Center
Significant information about sustainable food systems.
- Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Grants and education about sustainable agriculture.
- Food Tank
Food think tank Events, webinars, articles, and forums.