Students wishing to view the MS or PhD degree requirement worksheet associated with their year of entry for the most accurate requirements.
These are the required courses for the AFE program:
- Fundamentals of U.S. Agriculture (NUTR 215)
- Agricultural Science and Policy I (NUTR 233)
- Agricultural Science and Policy II (NUTR 333)
- Economics of Agriculture and the Environment (NUTR 341)
One of the most positive aspects of AFE is the flexibility for each student to mold a specialization around the academic and professional interests that motivate ourindividual visions of sustainable food systems.
—Nyssa Schloyer (AFE '06)
Each AFE student chooses to specialize in a topic area related to future employment. Examples of topic areas include agricultural development, community development and organizing, food risk assessment, and resource economics. The specialization requires a minimum of three course credits. The professional skills course and directed study course may be among the three specialization course credits.
Nutrition Science and Policy Core
The nutrition science and policy core provides students with an understanding of basic and applied nutrition in its broadest sense, including factors affecting food production, supply, and consumption. Courses in the area reflect the school's mission of integrating science and policy related to the food supply, with particular emphasis on environmental aspects of food systems.
The following courses are required:
- Principles of Nutrition Science (NUTR 202)
- Statistical Methods in Nutrition Research I (Policy) (NUTR 207)
- Regression Analysis for Nutrition Policy (NUTR 307)
Food Policy and Programs
Each student must take at least one course in food policy, such as:
- Determinants of U.S. Food Policy (NUTR 303)
- Nutrition, Food Security, and Development (NUTR 304)
- Agriculture and Rural Development in Developing Countries (EIB E243)
Professional Skills Course
Each student must select at least one course that develops a professional skill in such areas as program monitoring and evaluation, GIS, non-profit management, epidemiology, or community organizing.
PhD Candidates Required Courses
- Survey Research in Nutrition (NUTR 210); required of PhD students only
- Nutrition Data Analysis (NUTR 311); required of PhD students only
In addition to these full courses, a standardized training in the ethical treatment of human subjects is a requirement for graduation.