Food Science Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Food Science -- Science Option

General Course Requirements

This option provides education in food science and technology, and the basic sciences to prepare students for work in the food industry or in preparation for study towards an advanced degree. This option is excellent pre-professional degree in preparation for medical, pharmacy, dental, veterinary medicine, allied health, law, and graduate school. Students in this option meet the requirements for an 18-hour minor in chemistry. An internship or research experience is an integral component of the degree requirements.

ENGL 1301, 1302, 2311 9 BIOL 1402 or 1401 or 1403 4
HIST 2300, 2301 6 CHEM 1307, 1107, 1308, 1108, 3305,           and 3105 12
POLS 1301, 2302 6 Visual and Performing Arts 3
COMS 2300 3 Multicultural Requirement 3
MATH 1330 or 1351,

         1331 or 1352

6 Foreign Language (or 2 years high school credit) 6
Humanities 3    
    Total Number of Hours 52

Food Science

ANSC 1401 4 MBIO 3400 or 3401 4
NS 3340 or ANSC 3301 3 AAEC 2305, 3401 (or MATH 2300) 6-7
FDSC 2300, 2302, 3100, 3301,
         3302, 3305, 4303, 4304,
         4306, 3303 (or 3309)
28    
    Total Number of Hours 45-46
Note: Pre-professional Students should take BIOL 1403, 1404 and MBIO 3401 to meet requirements for medical, vet, pharmacy, dental, or allied health schools.

Science Option

CHEM 3306, 3106, 3341, 3141 8 PHYS 1403 8
Approved Electives 7-8 Free Electives 3
    Total Number of Hours 22-23

Total Hours Required for Degree -- 120

Bachelor of Science in Food Science -- Industry Option

General Course Requirements

This option provides education in food science and technology to enable students to enter food production and processing, and related industries. Option provides flexibility to pursue an 18-hour minor in business, nutritional sciences or other complementary areas to enhance preparation for the industry placement. Students receive instruction in a variety of food commodities emphasizing food microbiology and safety, food analysis and chemistry, and food engineering. Common areas of employment include production management, quality control/quality assurance, research and development, technical sales, and regulation. An internship or research experience is an integral component of the degree requirements.

ENGL 1301, 1302, 2311 9 BIOL 1402 or 1401 4
HIST 2300, 2301 6 CHEM 1307, 1107, 1308, 1108, 3305,           and 3105 (or 2302 and 2103) 12
POLS 1301, 2302 6 Visual and Performing Arts 3
COMS 2300 3 Multicultural Requirement 3
MATH 1330 or 1351,

          1331 or 1352

6 Foreign Language (or 2 years high school credit) 6
Humanities 3    
    Total Number of Hours 52

Food Science

ANSC 1401 4 MBIO 3400 or 3401 4
NS 3340 or ANSC 3301 3 AAEC 2305, 3401 (or MATH 2300) 6-7
FDSC 2300, 2302, 3100, 3301,
         3302, 3305, 4303, 4304,
         4306, 3303 (or 3309)
28    
    Total Number of Hours 45-46

Industry Option

BA 3302 or Adv. Chem 3 FDSC 3304 8
ANSC 3403 4 Approved Electives 9
Free Electives 3-4    
    Total Number of Hours 22-23

Total Hours Required for Degree -- 120