Nutrition and Food Sciences

Food Science and Technology (with pre-medical option)

The Bachelor of Science degree in nutrition and food sciences provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in the food or healthcare industries, education, or government. This applied program requires a strong math and science core and allows you to participate in hands-on learning, professional development, and faculty-led research. This concentration prepares you for graduate study in nutrition or food sciences, allied health or medical school, or a career in food safety, food processing and product development-related fields in the food industry.

Career Possibilities: food scientist and technologist, product developer, food microbiologist, food chemist, sensory scientist, food engineer, consumer safety officer.


 

Semester 1


CRITICAL: “C” or better in ENGL 1001.
ENGL 1001 English Composition (3)
BIOL 1201 Biology for Science Majors I (3)
BIOL 1208 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors I (1)
MATH 1550 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I (5)
CHEM 1201 General Chemistry I (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

Semester 2


CRITICAL: CHEM 1201.
BIOL 1202 Biology for Science Majors II (3)
BIOL 1209 Biology Laboratory for Science Majors II (1)
CHEM 1202 General Chemistry (3)
CHEM 1212 General Chemistry Laboratory (2)
NFS 1110 Introduction to Nutritional Sciences (3)
Elective (3)


Total Semester Hours: 15

 

Semester 3


CRITICAL: BIOL 1201.
BIOL 2051 General Microbiology (4)
CHEM 2261 Organic Chemistry (3)
CHEM 2262 Organic Chemistry (3)
AGEC 2003 Introduction to Agricultural Economics (3) or
ECON 2030 Economic Principles (3)
NFS 2112 Human Lifecycle Nutrition (3)


Total Semester Hours: 16

Semester 4


CRITICAL: MATH 1550; NFS 2000.
ENGL 2000 English Composition (3)
EXST 2201 Introduction to Statistical Analysis (4)
NFS 2000 Fundamentals of Food Science (3)
CHEM 2364 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
PHYS 2001 General Physics I (3)
PHYS 2108 Introductory Physics Laboratory (1)


Total Semester Hours: 16

 

Semester 5


CRITICAL: CHEM 1202; ENGL 2000.
NFS 3000 Food Safety (3)
NFS 4070 Food Laws, Standards and Regulations (2)
NFS 4095 Principles of Sensory Evaluation of Foods (4)
PHYS 2002 General Physics II (3)
PHYS 2109 General Physics Laboratory (1)
BIOL 4087 Basic Biochemistry (4)


Total Semester Hours: 17

Semester 6


CMST 2060 Public Speaking (3)
NFS 4005 Food Engineering Systems (3)
NFS 4162 Food Microbiology (4)
General Education course - Social Sciences (3)


Total Semester Hours: 13

 

Semester 7


NFS 3999 Food Science and Technology Seminar (1)
NFS 4060 Food Chemistry (4)
NFS 4075 Food Preservation (3)
General Education course - Arts (3)
General Education course - Humanities (3)


Total Semester Hours: 14

Semester 8


NFS 4040 Quality Assurance in the Food Industry (4)
NFS 4050 Food Composition and Analysis (4)
NFS 4076 Food Product Development (3)
General Education course - Humanities (3)


Total Semester Hours: 14

 

120 TOTAL SEMESTER HOURS