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Course Requirements

For the B.S. degree in food science, a minimum of 128 credits is required.

Prerequisite courses in chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology and microbiology are usually completed within the first two years of the program. Entrance into Food Science courses can begin as early as the first year. Supporting courses are chosen according to your academic and career interests and allow you to individualize your academic experience.

Students take courses in food chemistry, food microbiology, nutrition, food engineering, and product development. Opportunities to explore special interests in food science are available through supporting courses. Courses in the natural and social sciences balance the curriculum.