Dec 03, 2021  
2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Science, BS


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

Food Science Major Change (CODO) Requirements  

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Courses (34 credits)


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


Additional Requirements


Click here for Food Science Supplemental Information  

Electives (12-13 credits)


  • Electives - Credit Hours: 12.00-13.00

College of Agriculture & University Level Requirements



University Core Requirements


For a complete listing of University Core Course Selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
  • Human Cultures: Behavioral/Social Science (BSS)
  • Human Cultures: Humanities (HUM)
  • Information Literacy (IL)
  • Oral Communication (OC)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • Science #1 (SCI)
  • Science #2 (SCI)
  • Science, Technology, and Society (STS)
  • Written Communication (WC)

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15-16 Credits


16 Credits


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.

World Language Courses


World Language proficiency requirements vary by program. The following list is inclusive of all world languages PWL offers for credit; for acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor.

ASL-American Sign Language

ARAB-Arabic CHNS-Chinese FR-French
GER-German GREK-Greek (ancient) HEBR-Hebrew (Biblical) HEBR-Hebrew (modern)
ITAL-Italian JPNS-Japanese KOR-Korean LATN-Latin
PTGS-Portuguese RUSS-Russian SPAN-Spanish  

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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