The primary goal of this graduate certificate program is to provide formal education to sensory and consumer
professionals in the key areas of (i) psychophysical and biological principles and human behavior as it guides
and informs sensory and consumer testing, (ii) fundamentals of good sensory practice including experimental
design, method selection, analysis, and reporting, (iii) applied statistics nd data analysis as used in sensory
and consumer science, and (iv) the interaction of sensory and consumer science with marketing, consumer
understanding, product development, and business.
The 12-credit curriculum integrates all these aspects in a synergistic manner.
Effective Semester: Fall 2019
Expiration Semester: Fall 2024
Applicants apply for admission to the program via the Graduate School application for admission. Requirements listed here are in addition to Graduate Council policies listed under GCAC-300 Admissions. International applicants may be required to satisfy an English proficiency requirement; see GCAC-305 Admission Requirements for International Students for more information.
All individuals wishing to pursue a graduate certificate program, even those already enrolled as a graduate degree student, must apply and be admitted using the Graduate School's online application. Applicants need to demonstrate successful completion of undergraduate level statistics (STAT 200 or equivalent).
Requirements listed here are in addition to requirements listed in Graduate Council policy GCAC-212 Postbaccalaureate Credit Certificate Programs.
|STAT 500||Applied Statistics||3|
|FDSC 403||Sensory Data Collection & Analysis||3|
|FDSC 515||Sensometrics - Applied Multivariate Analysis in Sensory & Food Science||3|
|FDSC 516||Consumer Insights||3|
Graduate courses carry numbers from 500 to 699 and 800 to 899. Advanced undergraduate courses numbered between 400 and 499 may be used to meet some graduate degree requirements when taken by graduate students. Courses below the 400 level may not. A graduate student may register for or audit these courses in order to make up deficiencies or to fill in gaps in previous education but not to meet requirements for an advanced degree.
|Graduate Program Head||Helene Hopfer|