Undergraduates interested in completing a Certificate program in Local Food Systems (LFS) can take a series of required and optional coursework. Students complete 18 hours of sequential coursework with foundation, capstone, and studio/internship project-based experiences that will provide a strong foundation for future careers or lifelong personal involvement in local food issues.
Features of the LFS certificate include the following opportunities for UGA students: 1) selection of courses from themed “clusters” based on individual interest; 2) immersion in course-based service-learning experiences addressing local food issues; 3) opportunities for internship placements with community partners; and 4) access to courses in a variety of colleges and schools for a truly interdisciplinary approach to addressing local food issues.
Many of the certificate courses are still being created, and incorporate service-learning. See more about the Local Food Systems Certificate, its requirements and coursework.