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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Science, BS


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About the Program

The field of Food Science applies science, such as microbiology and biochemistry, to discover ways to improve the taste, nutrition, and value of the food supply. A food scientist possesses the skills necessary to convert raw food products into safe, attractive foods and beverages. Graduates apply scientific knowledge and economic principles to food production, storage, distribution, product development, quality control, inspection, and sales, or they, pursue graduate studies in food processing, microbiology, or chemistry.

Food Science Website

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Food Science  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

120 credits required for graduation

Departmental/Program Major Courses (108 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (74 credits)


(See Advising Resources)

Electives (12 credits)


  • Elective - Credit Hours: 12.00

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website or click here .

120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree


Requirements


Minimum GPA of 2.50 in FS core classes and NUTR 31500  is required for graduation

Students must meet a minimum GPA ≥ 2.50 in math and science courses to enroll in upper division FS courses.

Program Requirements


15 Credits


15 Credits


16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


18 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


12 Credits


Spring 4th Year


14 Credits


Note


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree.

2.0 GPA required for Bachelor of Science degree.

Minimum GPA of 2.50 in FS core classes and NUTR 31500  is required for graduation

Students must meet a minimum GPA ≥ 2.50 in math and science courses to enroll in upper division FS courses.

Consultation with an advisor may result in an altered plan customized for an individual student.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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