Nutrition/Food Studies

Concentration in Food Studies

The concentration in Food Studies is for students who want to explore the cultural, historical, and sociological aspects of food, production and consumption. Employing approaches from the humanities and social sciences, the program prepares students to analyze the current American food system, its global connections, and local alternatives. Its core courses focus on critical thinking and writing about food, for those interested in careers in teaching, food writing and cookbook development. 

Download the Program of Study for the Food Studies Concentration.

Program benefits for international students

If you’re an international student, you may be able to work in the United States after graduation for an extended period of time. Most students studying on F-1 visas will be eligible for 12 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) off-campus work authorization. F-1 students in this program may also be eligible for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics) OPT extension, allowing you to extend your time in the United States to pursue degree-related work experience for a total of 36 months or 3 years. For more information on who can apply for this extension and how, see NYU’s Office of Global Services: STEM OPT.

For more information about the Nutrition/Food Studies undergraduate degree, please contact:

Sean Spellman
Undergraduate Program Adviser

Domingo Piñero
Director, Undergraduate Studies/Clinical Associate Professor, Nutrition