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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 University 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


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (107-108 credits)


Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (73-74 credits)


(See Advising Resources)

Electives (12 - 13 credits)


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.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.

Additional Requirements


Select here  for additional lists.

Program Requirements


15 Credits


15-16 Credits


16 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


17 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


12 Credits


Spring 4th Year


14-15 Credits


Notes


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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