Students completing the Food Systems Certificate will learn the basic principles of the science and practice of food production, processing, and security across urban environmental, economic, and social contexts, while maintaining environmental sustainability. Students may complete all required courses to obtain the Certificate or may choose to enroll in select courses without earning the Certificate. MFST 198 must be taken last, but all other courses may be taken in any order. You will receive an email with additional instructions on how to register for each course once you complete this Information Request Form.
The following are the courses offered as a part of the Food Systems Certificate. You will notice that some courses are offered online, in person at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus (UIUC), or in-person at the Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) in Chicago.
1. MFST 101 Introduction to Metropolitan Food & Environmental Systems (in person at UIUC or DPI)
2. NRES 102 Introduction to Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences (in person at UIUC or online)
3. HORT 100 Introdution to Horticulture (online)
4. FSHN 101 The Science of Food and How it Relates to You (in person at UIUC) OR FSHN 120 Contemporary Nutrition (in person at UIUC or online)
5. ACE 100 Introduction to Applied Microeconomics (in person at UIUC or online)
6. MFST 198 Metropolitan Food & Environmental Systems Reflection (online)