Yale students are poised to become the next generation of food-literate leaders, applying what they’ve learned in the classroom as they tackle these complex challenges. Read on to learn how undergraduates can incorporate topics of food and agriculture into their program of study, take courses in food and agriculture, access on-farm learning opportunities, and attend related talks and seminars that focus on these issues.
The Sustainable Food Program is an integral part of the academic experience at Yale, and students can get involved across a variety of disciplines. Yale offers over 20 courses related to food and agriculture per semester. These courses are offered in a range of disciplines, including economics, psychology, African studies, classics, and political science. For students interested in pursuing rigorous academic study of food, agriculture, and sustainability, the Environmental Studies major now offers a concentration in Sustainable Agriculture. This concentration builds upon required Environmental Studies courses to form a comprehensive program of study. Undergraduates interested in extending their studies should consider the Five-Year Joint Degree Program with the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.
Are you looking for ways to get involved with the Yale Farm? Sign up to become a registered volunteer, check out our Lazarus Summer Internship, and stay up-to-date with our Farm workshops and tours that take place through the academic year.
Events, Internships, and More
The Program offers a number of student internships, both during the academic year and during the summer. Academic-year internships allow students to be involved in all aspects of the project, from managing the farm, to developing programming, to creating events. To learn more about specific internships, go to yale.edu/seo and search for “Sustainable Food Program.” We typically start the hiring process for the academic year in mid- to late August for open positions.
Are you interested in bringing a visiting chef, activist, food writer, or entrepreneur to Yale? Looking for support, logistically or financially? The Yale Sustainable Food Program would love to help. If you are looking to get one-on-one time with a visiting speaker who is already scheduled to come, please email our Lazarus Fellow, Austin Bryniarski.