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Option Food Science Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Food Science and Technology - College of Agricultural Sciences



Food scientists belong to one of the world’s largest industries—the food industry. From the farm gate to the market, food scientists develop foods and beverages in response to society’s needs and demands, working to make foods safe, nutritious, convenient, economical, and tasty. Food scientists look for better ways to select, preserve, process, and package food products, including the ingredients that go into them. Society’s focus on food has increased as a heightened awareness of diet, health, and biosecurity (or food safety) has increased worldwide.

Graduates of the Food Science option are typically interested in research and development of new products, food safety, sensory and flavor qualities, quality control or quality assurance. Some even work as freelance food technologists.



Physics/Statistics Courses

PH 202. *General Physics (5)
ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Nutrition Courses

Choose one of the following:
NUTR 225. General Human Nutrition (3)
NUTR 240. Human Nutrition (3)

Food Science and Technology Courses

FST 420. Sensory Evaluation of Food (4)
FST 423. Food Analysis (4)
FST 490. Food Processing Calculations (2)
FST 491. Food Processing Calculations Laboratory (1)
FST 495. Food Packaging (2)
MB 440. Food Microbiology (3)

Complete 3 credits from the 200-level processing courses below (an additional 3 credits from this group may be applied to the option electives):
ANS 251. Principles of Animal Foods Technology (3)
FST 210. Fruit and Vegetable Processing (3)
FST 212. Dairy Processing (2)
FST 213. Dairy Processing Laboratory (1)

Food Science Option Electives


Complete 7 credits from the list below:
AG 407. Seminar: Leadership Academy (3)1
FST 101. Food Science Orientation (1)
FST 260. *Food Science and Technology in Western Culture (3)
FST 273. *Wine in the Western World (3)
FST 401. Research (3)1
FST 410. Internship (3)1,2
FST 430. Innovation and Food Product Development (4)
FST 460. Brewing Science (3)
FST 466. Wine Production Principles (3)
FST/MB 479. Fermentation Microbiology (3)
FST 480. Topics in Fermentation (1)
MB 441. Food Microbiology Laboratory (2)
NUTR 216. *Food in Non-Western Culture (3)
TOX 429. Toxic Substances in Food (3)

Total=38

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
1 Competitive selection and/or departmental approval required.
2 Students may not earn internship credit in all states. Consult with internship coordinator for list of eligible states.

 

Students may complete more than one option. Courses must be selected so that at least 12 credits in each option are counted uniquely toward requirements of that option.

FST Major 2.00 GPA Requirement (Food Science Option)


The following courses are included in calculation of the FST Major GPA for students in the Food Science option:
BB 350. Elementary Biochemistry (4)
BEE 472. Introduction to Food Engineering Principles (5)
BEE 473. Introduction to Food Engineering Process Design (3)
CH 324. Quantitative Analysis (4)
FST 360. Food Safety and Sanitation (3)
FST 370. Industry Preparation/HACCP (3)
FST 385. ^Communicating Food and Fermentation Science (3)
FST 407. Senior Seminar (1)
FST 420. Sensory Evaluation of Food (4)
FST 421. *Food Law (3)
FST 422. Food Chemistry Fundamentals (4)
FST 423. Food Analysis (4)
FST 425. Food Systems Chemistry (4)
FST 490. Food Processing Calculations (2)
FST 491. Food Processing Calculations Laboratory (1)
FST 495. Food Packaging (2)
MB 302. General Microbiology (3)
MB 303. General Microbiology Laboratory (2)
MB 440. Food Microbiology (3)

Plus any of the following utilized in fulfillment of option requirements:
AG 407. Seminar: Leadership Academy (up to 3 credits)
ANS 251. Principles of Animal Foods Technology (3)
FST 101. Food Science Orientation (1)
FST 210. Fruit and Vegetable Processing (3)
FST 212. Dairy Processing (2)
FST 213. Dairy Processing Laboratory (1)
FST 251. Introduction to Wines, Beers, and Spirits (3)
FST 260. *Food Science and Technology in Western Culture (3)
FST 273. *Wine in the Western World (3)
FST 401. Research (up to 3 credits)
FST 410. Internship (up to 3 credits)
FST 430.  Innovation and Food Product Development (4)
FST 460. Brewing Science (3)
FST 466. Wine Production Principles (3)
FST/MB 479. Fermentation Microbiology (3)
FST 480. Topics in Fermentation (1)
MB 441. Food Microbiology Laboratory (2)
NUTR 216. *Food in Non-Western Culture (3)
TOX 429. Toxic Substances in Food (3)


Option Code: 136




 
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