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Food Policy


The Food Policy concentration (Political Science Major) prepares students for agriculture professions in areas of agriculture policy, environmental law and policy, agriculture communication and political advocacy.


8-Semester Plans are provided by programs to assist students in planning which courses to take during each of their eight semesters of college.
8-Semester Plan

Wilmington College Students and Faculty Take on Food Waste

At some point during the year, 38 million Americans ask themselves, “how will I eat today?” With more than 63 million tons of food thrown in the trash each year, it only seems responsible to question why is there so much hunger?

Agriculture students from Wilmington College (Ohio) have answered the call. Under the leadership of Corey Cockerill, PhD, and Michael Snarr, PhD, 20 young leaders traveled to Washington DC to learn from experts at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Foundation for Food and Agriculture (FFAR), Food Rescue US and Canada’s Agriculture Department to come up with real world solutions to address global food waste.

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Note: The most up-to-date curriculum is available via the current catalog.

A total of 36 hours with grades of “C-“or better required.

Common Core (Political Science)

PS130 American Politics (4)
PS234G Global Politics (4)
PS330 Philosophical Foundations of Western Political Thought (4)

Additional Required Courses

AG272 Agriculture Communications (2)
AG460 Agriculture Policy (2)
PS337G Global Politics of Food (4)
PS341 Environmental Law and Policy (2)
PS343 Public Policy and Advocacy (4)
TR291 Political Advocacy Practicum (2)

Agriculture Electives

Select 8 hours from the following (4 hour must be upper division).

AG130G Fundamentals of Horticulture (4)
AG132 Principles of Crop and Animal Science I (4)
AG133 Principles of Crop and Animal Science II (4)
AG234 Sustainable Regional Development (2)
AG240 Introductory Food Science (4)
AG330 Foundation of Soil Science (4)
AG335 Organic Farming (4)
AG350 Topics in Agriculture (4)