Food Science & Human Nutrition: Food Science, BS

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Food Science & Human Nutrition, Food Science Concentration

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The Food Science concentration exposes students to all components of food production: harvesting and raw-product handling, food-processing procedures and techniques, packaging, and food storage. Students selecting this concentration are prepared for careers in many areas of the food industry. 

for the degree of Bachelor of Science Major in Food Science & Human Nutrition, Food Science Concentration

Prescribed Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech
Select one of the following:6-7
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking (or equivalent) (see college Composition I requirement)
Oral & Written Comm I
and Oral & Written Comm II
Advanced Composition
Select one course from campus approved list of Advanced Composition courses.3-4
Cultural Studies
Select one course from Western culture, one from non-Western culture, and one from U.S. minority culture from campus approved lists. 19
Foreign Language
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of the following: 24-5
Calculus I
Calculus for Business I (This course does not count for students in the Food Science Concentration; choose from the other two options.)
Quantitative Reasoning II
Select one of the following:3-4
Applied Statistical Methods
Intro to Applied Statistics
Economic Statistics I
Intro to Statistics
Natural Sciences and Technology
Chemistry 33 or 8
Introductory Chemistry
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry Lab I
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry Lab II
MCB 100Introductory Microbiology3
MCB 101Intro Microbiology Laboratory 42
Humanities and the Arts
Select from campus approved list.6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Select from campus approved list and/or see individual concentration. 59
ACES Prescribed Course
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES2
Required Concentration
Concentration prescribed courses. See specific requirements for each concentration listed below.
Total Hours 6126 or 130
Other Natural Sciences and Technology Required Courses
CHEM 232Elementary Organic Chemistry I4
PHYS 101College Physics: Mech & Heat5
IB 100Biology in Today's World3
or IB 105 Environmental Biology
Food Science Concentration Required Courses
FSHN 101The Science of Food and How it Relates to You3
FSHN 120Contemporary Nutrition3
or FSHN 220 Principles of Nutrition
FSHN 201Math for Food Science3
FSHN 230Food Sci Professional Issues1
FSHN 232Science of Food Preparation3
FSHN 260Raw Materials for Processing4
FSHN 302Sensory Evaluation of Foods3
FSHN 414Food Chemistry3
FSHN 416Food Chemistry Laboratory3
FSHN 418Food Analysis4
FSHN 419Food Ingredient Technology3
FSHN 460Food Processing Engineering3
FSHN 466Food Product Development4
FSHN 471Food & Industrial Microbiology3
FSHN 472Applied Food Microbiology3
FSHN 481Food Processing Unit Operations I2
FSHN 482Food Processing Unit Operations I Lab1
FSHN 483Food Processing Unit Operations II2
FSHN 484Food Processing Unit Operations II Lab1
ANSC 350Cellular Metabolism in Animals3
or MCB 450 Introductory Biochemistry
Select 9 hours from the Food Science-related course list below. 6 hours must be at the 300-400 level:9
Food Service Sanitation
UG Research or Thesis (up to 3 credit hours will count toward degree)
Strategic Operations Management
Neuroscience of Eating & Drinking
Food Marketing
Beverage Science & Technology
Package Engineering
Basic Toxicology
Microcomputer Applications
Food Law
Elementary Organic Chem Lab I