Food Science

Food Science
Hours66 - 68 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

Consult with a faculty advisor prior to finalizing your curriculum plan.
Requirement 3
During the junior year or upon declaring food science as a major, students are strongly encouraged to select one of the following options to enhance career preparation (students in food industry management track MUST take 1 credit hour of NDFS 399R to graduate):
A. Choose a research topic and faculty mentor. Working in a research laboratory for 10-20 hours per week over the course of eight months, the student has daily contact with graduate students, technicians, and fellow undergraduate colleagues and frequent interactions with a faculty mentor. Student research often leads to participation in a publication and/or a presentation at a professional meeting. NDFS 494R credit is available.
B. Produce a senior thesis in collaboration with a faculty mentor, derived primarily from library study that extensively explores the relevant questions. The thesis is written in the format of a scientific review paper. NDFS 494R credit is available.
C. Work in an approved, faculty-supervised summer internship with a food company (generally the internship does not include study abroad). NDFS 399R credit is available.
Program Outcomes

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