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(Archive) Food Science (FD SC)

Begin Date: Summer Session 1996
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Food Science (FD SC) - (ARCHIVE)

PROFESSOR R. F. ROBERTS, Program Coordinator

Food science involves the application of science and technology to food product manufacture, storage, and distribution to consumers. Food scientists are especially concerned with food safety, nutritional values, managing food quality, food plant management, and development of new products and processes. They are employed by manufacturers and distributors of food products; by chemical, packaging, and other industries that supply goods and services; by colleges and universities in teaching and research; and by government agencies concerned with food regulations and the health and wellbeing of the general public.

Students must complete at least one 3-credit writing-intensive course, selected from "W" courses offered in the major or college of enrollment, and 3 credits of Diversity Focused courses prior to graduation.

For the B.S. degree in Food Science, a minimum of 130 credits is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

(18 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

ELECTIVES: 9 credits

(This includes 18 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GQ courses: 3 credits of GWS courses.)

BIOL 011 GN(3), 012 GN(1), CHEM 012 GN(3), 013 GN(3), 014 GN(1), 015 GN(1) (Sem: 1-2)
B M B 101(3), FD SC 200(3)[1], 201(1)[1], MICRB 201(3), 202(2), PHYS 215 GN(4) (Sem: 3-4)
A S M 425(3)[1], B M B 102(1), FD SC 400(3)[1], 402(1), 406(3)[1], 408(2)[1], 409W(3)[1], 410(3)[1], STAT 250 GQ(3) (Sem: 5-6)
FD SC 411(2), 413(3), 414(4), 415(3), 430(3), 490(1) (Sem: 7-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (13-15 credits)
MATH 110 GQ or 140 GQ(4) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 034(3), 035(3); or CHEM 036(2), 038(4), 040(2) (Sem: 3-4)
ENGL 202C GWS or 202D GWS(3) (Sem: 5-6)

To reflect the student's career interests, select 12-14 credits from department list or in consultation with adviser (Sem: 5-8)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1996

Blue Sheet Item #: 24-02-002

Review Date: 6/7/99 (General Education Update)


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