Food Science Minor
for the Minor in Food Science
The minor in Food Science is designed to broaden the student's knowledge of science and in particular food chemistry, food microbiology, and food engineering. The Food Science minor is also suitable for students who intend to pursue careers in engineering, microbiology, chemistry, scientific journalism, hospitality management, or science secondary education.
|Courses required for minor in food science|
|FSHN 101||The Science of Food and How it Relates to You||3|
|FSHN 414||Food Chemistry||3|
|FSHN 471||Food & Industrial Microbiology||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-6|
|Principles of Food Technology|
or FSHN 461
& FSHN 462
|Select one of the following: 1||3-6|
|Science of Food Preparation|
|Raw Materials for Processing|
|Sensory Evaluation of Foods|
|Food Chemistry Laboratory|
|Food Processing Engineering|
|Food Product Development|
|Cellular Metabolism in Animals|
|Engineering Properties of Food Materials|
|Total Hours Required||18|
Students who take FSHN 461 & FSHN 462 for 6 hours only need to select one course (3 hours) at minimum from the second list to reach the total minimum required hours. Students who take FSHN 465, 3 hours, will need to select two courses (6 hours) at minimum from the second list to reach the total minimum required hours.
For a FS minor with an emphasis in food processing it is recommended that students select the FSHN 461 and FSHN 462 option. However, FSHN 461 and FSHN 462 have prerequisites that not every student seeking a minor may choose to meet.
Students cannot take both FSHN 461 and FSHN 462 and FSHN 465.