Hunger and Food Security Studies - Minor

College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

About This Minor

The Hunger and Food Security Studies minor at Utah State University's College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences equips students with a broad understanding of the complexity of hunger and the various programs, policies, and environmental changes that can reduce this significant social issue.

This minor is available to all undergraduate majors, but it particularly complements degrees in Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences; Plant Science or Crop Science; Environmental Science or Environmental Studies; Sustainable Food Systems; and Agricultural Economics or Agribusiness.

What You Will Learn

Students will explore issues related to food, nutrition, and health; history, sociology, and anthropology; resources, climate, and sustainability; and geography and the environment.

The curriculum includes courses on hunger issues and solutions, community nutrition, medical anthropology, environmental history, natural resources and society, aquaponic systems, and geographic information sciences, among others.


At a Glance

College: College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences

Department: Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Sciences Department

USU Locations:

  • Logan campus

Faculty: View profiles of faculty members on the department directory.

Learn More: Program website

Program Requirements

Career And Outcomes

Career Opportunities

  • Food Security Specialist
  • Community Health Worker
  • Nonprofit Program Coordinator
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • International Development Worker



We will build on your goals and experiences while working together to design an individualized semester-by-semester plan. Your personalized plan will help you see a path from where you are now on to graduation. Even if you are unsure of the major you would like to pursue, we can help with resources and ideas.

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