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Program Overview

Program Goals

  • Conduct and publish original research and scholarship that responds to the global challenge of hunger.
  • Utilize the most current knowledge and most powerful research approaches in each of the participating disciplines while crossing disciplinary boundaries and mixing disciplinary knowledge and approaches.
  • Develop passion and skill within Monmouth students who take courses within the Food Security program and work with faculty members on original research, analysis, and scholarship.

Potential Areas of Research

  • Economic Analysis
  • Agricultural Sustainability
  • Genetic Modification
  • Historical/Cultural Significance of Food
  • Ethics of Herbicide/Pesticide Application

Program Eligibility

All students are eligible to participate in the Food Security Initiative, regardless of their major or year at Monmouth. Students will complete a major in any of our 35 majors adding Food Security Courses and Research Experiences as a focal point of their studies. Students participating will take a series of courses in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities worked out in consultation with their academic adviser to fit their academic program.