Programs > Interdisciplinary Studies
The Food Studies certificate program at Boston University’s Metropolitan College provides a solid foundation in gastronomy—and can be tailored to focus on food-related areas such as business, communication, history and culture, or policy.
A unique, multidisciplinary program, the Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) in Gastronomy encompasses the arts, the humanities, and the natural and social sciences. Students in the program examine the role of food in historical and contemporary societies from a variety of perspectives.
Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy focus area in Business students develop the managerial, financial, marketing, and gastronomic skills needed for a successful career.
The Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy focus area in Communication offers a critical analysis of food and culture in print, film, photography, television, the visual arts, and digital media.
The Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy focus area in Food Policy combines the study of food history and culture with an activist’s dedication to changing the world, providing the social-scientific background to influence and direct public food policy.
The Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy focus area in History & Culture explores the many facets of food across cultures over time.
The Bachelor of Science (BS)/Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) in Interdisciplinary Studies provides an opportunity to develop and pursue a course of study centered around a unifying theme, problem, or issue defined by the student.
The Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) in Philosophy focuses on Western philosophy and a thorough understanding of the systematic foundation of philosophical views. Philosophy degree students learn logic, languages, and the exegesis of texts and arguments.
For students who wish to complete their bachelor’s degree—and who have previously earned 52-64 transferable academic credits—the Undergraduate Degree Completion Program (UDCP) offers a unique, completely online curriculum covering the social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences.