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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Foods and Nutrition in Business, BS

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About the Program

If you possess a flair for food and the ability to communicate effectively, then the foods and nutrition in business major could be for you. This major helps bridge the gap between industry and the consumer, and prepares you for a marketing/sales career within the food industry. Upon successful completion of the program, you will earn a Bachelor of Science degree. For more information, please visit http://www.cfs.purdue.edu/fn/undergraduate/majors/fnbusiness.html.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Foods and Nutrition in Business  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

120-132 credits

Foods & Nutrition in Business Core (University Foundational Learning Outcomes) (24-27 credits)


  • select from University list (PHIL 11100  suggested)

Science, Technology & Society

select from University list

Required Courses in Other Departments (71-81 credits)

Electives (0-1 credits)

120-132 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List


Program Requirements

120 Semester hours

14-16 Credits

14 Credits

16 Credits

15 Credits


Responsibility for meeting graduation requirements is solely that of the student.

All students must complete 32 hours of 300 level courses or higher courses at Purdue for graduation.

15 Credits

16 Credits


15 Credits

15 Credits


Course options and electives might be recommended that would result in more that 120 credit hours.

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.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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

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