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Hunger Studies Minor

The Hunger Studies Minor is currently being restructured. Please check back soon for updated information!

The interdisciplinary Minor in Hunger Studies at the University of Rhode Island is intended to prepare students for leadership roles in understanding and eradicating hunger, and in facilitating students and other URI community members to be life-long advocates for hunger cessation.

To declare this minor, the student must have approval of a program advisor and his or her academic advisor. For more information on the Hunger Studies minor, please contact Professor Kathleen Gorman, 401.874.9089

Requirements include 18 credits (at least twelve credits at the 200 level or above), nine of which will be core courses including 3 credits of internship, a 3 credit-capstone course which will include 1 credit for portfolio development. Nine credits will be from the elective categories. No course may be used for both the major and minor fields of study. Courses in general education may be used for the minor.

Core Courses: 9 credits required

  • HSS 130 – Introduction to Hunger Studies (3 credits)
  • HDF 434 – Capstone (3 credits; must include 1 credit for a portfolio)
  • Internship (3 credits)


The remaining 9 credits can be taken from a number of pre-approved electives, including:

  • Under construction! Check back soon!


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