Minor

The Department of Food Science and Nutrition offers an Undergraduate Minor in Food Science. The requirements are as follows:

  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2014
  • Required credits in this minor: 17+

Please contact the minor coordinator, Baraem (Pam) Ismail at bismailm@umn.edu, with any questions or concerns.

Minor Courses

The following courses are required (15 cr)

  • FSCN 1102 - Food: Safety, Risks, and Technology [CIV] (3.0 cr)
  • FSCN 3102 - Introduction to Food Science (3.0 cr)
  • FSCN 4112 - Food Chemistry and Functional Foods (3.0 cr)
  • FSCN 4121 - Food Microbiology (3.0 cr)
  • FSCN 4332 - Food Processing Operations (3.0 cr)

Choose one of the following courses (2-4 cr)

  • FSCN 4122 - Food Fermentations and Biotechnology (2.0 cr)
  • FSCN 4131 - Food Quality (3.0 cr)
  • FSCN 4311 - Chemical Reactions in Food Systems (2.0 cr)
  • FSCN 4312W - Food Analysis [WI] (4.0 cr)

Additional options (only with instructor and minor coordinator approval)

  • FSCN 4096 - Professional Experience Program: Internship (1.0 - 4.0 cr)
  • FSCN 4291 - Independent Study (1.0 - 3.0 cr)
  • Other 5000 level FSCN course (2.0+ cr)

Please Note: some courses may have prerequisites that do not count towards the 17 credits.

Declare a CFANS Minor here.