Food Science

minor

Established in 1884, the mission of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences is to deliver unsurpassed educational programs that prepare students to address the world’s critical challenges related to agriculture, food systems, human well-being, natural resources and sustainable communities.

Contact

2020 McCarty Hall D
P.O. Box 110270
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL 32611-0270
352.392.1963

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2020 McCarty Hall D
352.392.1963

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About this Program

Department Information

The Food Science and Human Nutrition Department (FSHN) is one of the world’s largest combined academic programs where food science, nutritional sciences, and dietetics are all studied within one department. FSHN has nearly 25 full-time faculty members, 80 graduate assistants, and 600 undergraduate students. The department’s programs are accredited by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. After completing undergraduate degrees, FSHN students typically move on to employment in the food industry, healthcare settings, graduate, or professional programs.
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CONTACT

Email | 352.392.1881 (tel) | 352.392.9467 (fax)

P.O. Box 110370
572 Newell Drive
359 FOOD SCIENCE & HUMAN NUTRITION BUILDING
GAINESVILLE FL 32611-0370
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 Curriculum

The food science minor is open to all students at the university.

Courses for the minor may have prerequisites.

Required Courses

Suggested Courses

More suitable for students with minimal science backgrounds

FOS 2001Man's Food3
FOS 3042Introductory Food Science3
FOS 4202Food Safety and Sanitation2
FOS 4722CQuality Control in Food Systems3
FOS 4731Government Regulations and the Food Industry2
FOS 4936Topics in Food Science (HAACP Systems)2
Total Credits15

Optional Courses

More suitable for students with extensive science backgrounds

AOM 4062Principles of Food Engineering4
FOS 4222Food Microbiology3
FOS 4222LFood Microbiology Laboratory2
FOS 4311Food Chemistry3
FOS 4311LFood Chemistry Laboratory1
FOS 4321CFood Analysis4
FOS 4427CPrinciples of Food Processing4
FOS 4522CSeafood Technology3