Food Science & Technology Minor
The food science and technology minor is designed to provide students basic principles and concepts that will improve their knowledge and understanding of food from a scientific perspective and of the use of technology to transform raw food materials. The minor provides students an overview of the field of food science and technology, basic aspects of food safety, and current issues about commercially processed foods. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to further explore specific areas in food science and technology through elective coursework. The minor will broaden career opportunities for students following closely related majors such as nutrition science, dietetics, animal science, chemistry, biology, and chemical engineering. Science students take most of the pre-requisite courses as part of the curriculum for their major.