Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems

The Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems offers all Temple University undergraduate students the opportunity to enhance their majors with an interdisciplinary approach to investigate the complexities of food systems that includes horticulture, city planning, and public health. Courses in the certificate explore the relationship of farmland preservation, food production practices, and supply alternatives that improve local economies, reduce energy consumption, lower environmental impact, and ensure widespread access to affordable and healthy food. This prepares students to contribute to the overall sustainability of the communities in which they live and work and strengthens students' preparation to work as professionals in environmentally-oriented fields or as citizen activists.

The certificate is available to all undergraduate degree students and non-degree students. Consult with an academic advisor about how the required classes fit into academic and career plans.

Courses in the certificate are offered at Ambler and Main campuses and the certificate may be completed on either campus.

Advising Information:

Ambler Campus:
Janine C. Warnas, M.S.
West Hall 109
267-468-8200
tuaadvis@temple.edu

Main Campus:
Isaiah Gaffney
Tyler Building, Suite 212
mctyler@temple.edu

Requirements

This 12 credit certificate may be conferred upon a student by recommendation of the faculty and upon satisfactory completion of the required credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

At least half of the courses required for the certificate must be completed at Temple University.

Note: The symbol after the course title indicates that the class is offered ONLY in the semester indicated.
(F) = offered fall only
(FE) = offered fall of even numbered years
(FO) = offered fall of odd numbered years
(S) = offered spring only
(SE) = offered spring of even numbered years
(SO) = offered spring of odd numbered years
(O) = offered occasionally
Foundation courses
Select two of the following:6
Sustainable Food Systems Planning (F)
Food Crops I (S)
Food Crops II (O)
Nutrition and Health
Electives
Select two of the following:6
Land Use Planning (FO) 1
Environmental Planning (S)
Ecological Planning and Development (FE)
Sustainability in Suburban Communities (SE)
Fundamentals of Horticulture
Greenhouse Management (F) 1
Plant Propagation (S)
Total Credit Hours12
1

This course has a prerequisite(s).