• “I loved the time that I spent at Sterling College. Attending Sterling gave me first-hand experience in eating local and learning about local food economies. It was at Sterling where I discovered my intense love for Vermont and my passion for its thriving artisan food economy.”

    Sarah-Carson

    Sarah Carson

    2010 B.A., Sustainable Education[lsp10] , is the founder and owner of Queen City Pops, which makes handcrafted frozen chocolate truffle pops in Burlington, Vermont. Her business was a 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Food Finalist.

  • “This small college is one of the most important places in this country. Any institution can announce its ideals; great ones live them out–in the curriculum, on the campus, and in the portfolio.”

    Bill McKibben

    Bill McKibben

    honorary Sterling alumnus, environmental activist, and author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy, and Oil and Honey

  • “Sterling values strong environmental ties to the land. The value of environmental ethics is taught side by side with the courses. It’s really the college’s commitment to climate and social justice issues.”

    Nathan Welleford ’16

    B.A. Outdoor Education, minor in Climate Justice[lsp1]. . Currently works as the Event Coordinator for Kentucky for Kentucky, a company promoting the people and products of the state. He received Sterling College’s Climate Justice Scholarship for glacial research he conducted in Wyoming’s Wind River Range

Put your hands and mind to work as a Sustainable Food Systems major at Sterling College.

The time is now to work towards food security and food justice for all!

The list below includes required and elective courses for this major. Specific requirements can be found on the major checklist. Students are responsible for knowing the requirements for their major.

TitleCourse IDCreditsStart TermFaculty
Introduction to Value Added Food ProductsAS2123Long BlockAnna Mays
Economics of Food SystemsSS3223Long BlockNicole Civita
Human NutritionNS2063Long BlockAllison Van Akkeren
Food PolicySS3123Long BlockNicole Civita
Landscape, Food, and CultureSS3823Long BlockBrandon Bless
Security, Sovereignty, and Food JusticeSS4223Long BlockNicole Civita
Exploring Sustainable Agriculture & Food SystemsINT2753Long BlockNicole Civita, Gwyneth Harris
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