To be admitted to the Food Studies minor, a student must be in good academic standing and have also completed or be enrolled in one of the following lower division course requirements:

Lower Division Core Requirement

Lower Division Elective Requirement (choose 1)

  • COM HLT 48
  • FOOD ST 27
  • FOOD ST M79
  • PHY SCI 7

The application for the Food Studies Minor will become available at the start of each academic quarter (week 0 or 1) and will be open through Friday of week 3. Specific application deadlines (the last day to apply) for each academic year for the 2019-2020 academic year can be found below.

Fall 2019 Closed
Winter 2020 January 24th
Spring 2020 April 17th
Summer 2020 July 7th

To apply, please submit the Food Studies Minor Application form by the appropriate deadline – click here to access the application. Students will be notified of the results by email within 10-15 business days of submission.  Please note that if you have completed over 150 units, you will need additional approval from your Academic Counseling unit to add the Minor. If you are over 150 units, a request for approval will be sent to your Academic Counseling unit on your behalf.

Once admitted into the Minor, students will be monitored to ensure that they earn a C or better in the lower division Core course (underlined above). Students who do not meet the C or better grade requirement will be removed from the Minor.