Pre-Food Science and Technology - Transfer Program

Food science and technology students find career opportunities with food processing firms, government agencies, and educational institutions. Positions available to food science and technology graduates include new product development, quality assurance, food plant management, food research, food marketing and sales, food inspection, education, and extension. The curriculum includes a balance of courses in food science, biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, social sciences and humanities. Food science courses include food processing, food engineering, food analysis, food chemistry, food microbiology, nutrition and quality assurance. Five options are offered: science, technology, business, food service/nutrition, and international. A major in food technology for companion animals is also offered as a joint program with Animal Sciences. Students may participate in an internship program that provides summer employment in the food industry.

The following list of courses are recommended for the first four semesters of a food science and technology transfer program.

Degree Requirements

Food Science and Technology

FSCI 1310Science of Food

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Biology

BIOL 1020Principles of Biology

5 credits

BIOL 4640/BIOL 8646Microbial Physiology

4 credits

BIOL 1450Biology I

5 credits

Or

BIOL 1750Biology II

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Chemistry

CHEM 1180General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHEM 1184General Chemistry I Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 1190General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHEM 1194General Chemistry II Laboratory

1 credit

CHEM 2250Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

And

CHEM 2260Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

And

CHEM 2274Organic Chemistry Laboratory

2 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Economics

ECON 2200Principles of Economics (Micro)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

English Composition

ENGL 1150/ENGL 1154English Composition I

3 credits

Or

ENGL 1160/ENGL 1164English Composition II

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

MATH 1320College Algebra

3 credits

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3 credits

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

And

MATH 1930Calculus for the Managerial, Life, and Social Sciences

3 credits

Or

MATH 1950Calculus I

5 credits

Total Credit Hours:9-11

Physics

PHYS 1110General Physics I with Algebra

4 credits

PHYS 1154General Physics Laboratory I

1 credit

Total Credit Hours:5

Speech Communications

SPCH 1110Public Speaking Fundamentals

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:3

ACE Electives

ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective

3 credits

ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective

3 credits

ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective

3 credits

ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective

3 credits

Additional Electives Required or Recommended Courses

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 65-67

 

Additional Information

MATH 1320. Hours earned in MATH 1320 will not count toward the mathematics requirements for UNL CASNR. Students are encouraged to use MATH 1320 as a free elective for their UNL CASNR program of study if they have an algebra deficiency. Students should complete their mathematics sequence at UNO. Since certain degrees require calculus, the student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin for requirements in specific degrees of interest.

Required elective courses correlate to UNL Achievement-Centered Education Program categories; selected UNO courses in these categories should be verified for transfer approval prior to registration.