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
CHEM 233Elementary Organic Chem Lab I2
FSHN 3122
PHYS 101College Physics: Mech & Heat5
PHYS 102College Physics: E&M & Modern5
Select one of the following:4-5
Introduction to Plant Biology
Animal Biology
Molec & Cellular Basis of Life
and Molec & Cellular Laboratory
Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Food Science Concentration Required
FSHN 101Intro Food Science & Nutrition3
FSHN 120Contemporary Nutrition3
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 Laboratory2
FSHN 418Food Analysis4
FSHN 460Food Processing Engineering3
FSHN 461Food Processing I4
FSHN 462Food Processing II2
FSHN 466Food Product Development3
FSHN 471Food & Industrial Microbiology3
ANSC 350Cellular Metabolism in Animals3
or MCB 450 Introductory Biochemistry
Elective hours as needed to reach a minimum of 130