Aug 12, 2022  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Sustainability and Security Graduate Certificate

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This program is offered partially online.

Certificate Code:  XFS
Approved 201601


Concerns about population growth, human health, and environmental quality have made food sustainability and security a top priority worldwide. The goal of this program is to provide students with a general foundation of sustainable principles and economics and, within this context, with a specialized analysis of food systems, policy, and public health issues.

This certificate program will provide a general foundation in sustainability and a solid understanding of key issues in food systems and safety/security. The program will cover (1) the concepts, principles, economics, and finance of sustainability, as well as transition towards a green economy; (2) food production, distribution, marketing, disposal, and policy; and (3) food safety and security regarding biological, chemical, and physical threats.. It is designed for an audience of a wide range of backgrounds with career interests in the field of food sustainability and security.

Course Location/Delivery

Partially online and at USF Tampa.

Admission Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.



Curriculum Requirements (12 Credit Hours)

Time Limit / Average Time to Completion

The approximate time to complete the Certificate is two years.

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.


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