Welcome to Food Studies at UNT | Food Studies

Welcome to Food Studies at UNT

Welcome to Food Studies at UNT! We offer an undergraduate food studies certificate program as well as specialized graduate training through the UNT Department of History's PhD program. Our unique interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on training and inspiring the next generation of food entrepreneurs, food scientists, and food activists. We invite students to look at food from new perspectives. By blending the perspectives of the humanities and the sciences, students learn about the historical and cultural underpinnings of contemporary food practices while developing creative research-based solutions to current problems within our global food systems. Our interdisciplinary approach provides students with a wide set of tools to critically study the role of food in everyday life, and communicate their research to multiple audiences.

UNT is equipped to host a variety of food studies learning experiences. Partnerships from across the university make it possible for students to learn in a professional grade kitchens and greenhouses as well as the classroom. In addition, UNT's surrounding communities offer opportunities to engage in exciting learning experiences. Denton is home to many restaurants, community markets, community gardens, and people who love to talk about food. Because Denton holds a prominent location within the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, students have access to a variety of fields to learn about food, culture, and society.

For more information, please contact Dr. Michael Wise (michael.wise@unt.edu), Associate Professor of History, who serves as the advisor for the Undergraduate Food Studies Certificate Program, as well as the Director of Graduate Studies for the UNT Department of History.

An undergraduate certificate in food studies can complement degrees in:

  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Anthropology
  • Communications
  • Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Hospitality Management
  • Consumer Sciences
  • Business and Administration
  • And more!

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