Texas Tech University

Requirements

Global Food Security Graduate Certificate

Certificate programs can be pursued independently or concurrently with a master's program. All courses are offered online; however, some courses are also offered face-to-face in Lubbock, Texas.

Required Courses (6 hours)

Number Title Frequency of Offering Prerequisites Distance Offering Spanish Language Assisted
FDSC 5307 Introduction to Food Security Every Spring Semester None Yes Yes
FDSC 5307 Food and Nutrition Security Policy Every Fall Semester None Yes Yes

Elective Courses. Must take 6 hours from a single track. Cannot mix courses across tracks.

Track 1. Food Production. This track provides courses focused on increased food production in plant and animal systems.
(Select two courses from the list below.)

Number Title Frequency of Offering  Prerequisite Distance Offering  Spanish Language Assisted
ANSC 5001 Livestock Feeds and Feeding Spring Semesters, Odd years None Yes No
PSS 5334 Soils and Crops in Arid Lands Fall Semesters, Odd years None Yes No

Track 2. Program Development and Analysis. This track provides courses focused on increasing the infrastructure and human capacity development within global food security. (Select two courses from the list below.)

Number Title Frequency of Offering Prerequisite Distance Offering Spanish Language Assisted
AAEC 5301 Measuring and Analyzing Food Security Summer 1 Semester, Even Years None Yes Yes
AGED
5001
Rural Development Spring Semester, Even Years None Yes No
AGED
5001
Needs Assessments in Food Security Summer 1 Semester, Odd Years None Yes No
AGED 5309 Evaluation of Programs in Vocational, Technical and Extension Education Summer 1 Semester, Odd Years None Yes No

Track 3. Human Nutrition. This track provides courses focused on sustainability of global food supplies and nutrition issues related to food consumption. (Select two courses from the list below.)

Number Title Frequency of Offering Prerequisite Distance Offering Spanish Language Assisted
NS 5311 Issues in Nutrition: Food Security Fall Semester, Even Years None Yes No
NS 6318 Maternal and Child Nutrition Summer 1 Semester, Even Years None Yes No
NS 5345 Nutrition and Sustainability of Global Food Supplies Spring Semester, Odd Years None Yes No

Track 4. Food Safety. This track provides courses focused on the safe production and utilization of food products with the production/ consumption system. (Select two courses from the list below.)

Number Title Frequency of Offering Prerequisite Distance Offering Spanish Language Assisted
FDSC 5301 Study in Food Microbiology/ Food Safety Spring Semester, Even Years None Yes No
FDSC 5307 Food Sanitation in Processing and Retail Summer 2, Even Years None Yes No
FDSC 5307 Quality Assurance for Food Industries Summer 1, Odd Years None Yes Yes
FDSC 5307 Food Plant Design Spring Semester, Odd Years None Yes Yes

 

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International Center for Food Industry Excellence