Food Studies Graduate Certificate

Ideal for students and professionals who are considering a career change or seeking to enhance their credentials, the Graduate Certificate in Food Studies 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.

The four-course Food Studies certificate program is a good choice for those who may not be in a position to commit to a full degree program. However, because the certificate program shares courses with the Master of Liberal Arts in Gastronomy, Food Studies certificate students who are accepted into the Gastronomy degree program may apply 16 credits toward their degree requirements.

The certificate can be completed on a part-time basis in one year by taking two courses per semester.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Food Studies will be able to demonstrate:

  • Interdisciplinary and holistic approaches to the study of food through a liberal arts perspective.
  • Advanced knowledge of social theory applicable to food studies.
  • An ability to critically analyze current and foundational issues in food studies and food systems.
  • Research skills in food studies and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative methodologies for interdisciplinary food studies research.
  • Competence in the written and oral presentation of complex ideas and arguments in scholarly and professional contexts.

For more information about the Food Studies certificate, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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