Food Science: Food Safety, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A) 13
STAT 2013Elementary Statistics (A) 13
or STAT 2023 Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN) 14
Any course designated (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
AGEC 1113Introduction to Agricultural Economics (S) 13
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
FDSC 1133Fundamentals of Food Science3
College Requirements
CHEM 1314General Chemistry (LN) 24
Additional Requirements
CHEM 1515General Chemistry (LN)5
MICR 2123Introduction to Microbiology3
MICR 2132Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory2
BIOC 2344Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules3
or ENVR 1113 Elements of Environmental Science
Written and Oral Communications
AGCM 3103Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources 33
or ENGL 3323 Technical Writing
Select one of the following: 43
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Elements of Persuasion (S)
Hours Subtotal27
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ANSI 4863Capstone for Animal Agriculture3
FDSC 2233The Meat We Eat3
or FDSC 2253 Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
FDSC 3113Quality Control3
FDSC 3123HACCP in the Food Industry3
FDSC 3154Food Microbiology4
FDSC 3373Food Chemistry I3
FDSC 4113Quality Control II3
FDSC 4153Advanced Food Microbiology3
FDSC 4763Analysis of Food Products3
FDSC 4900Special Problems3
FDSC 4910Food Industry Internship6
Select one of the following:3
Agricultural Law
Issues in Agricultural Policy
Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business
Related Courses
Select 13 hours of the following:13
Advanced Competitive Evaluation
Meat Science
Processing Dairy Foods
Pre-Harvest Food Safety
Processed Meat
Food Chemistry II
Food and the Human Environment (IS)
Animal and Food Science Experience
Fruit and Nut Production
Sampling and Analyses for Solving Environmental Problems
Cell and Molecular Biology
Environmental Biology
Hours Subtotal53
Select 0 hours or hours to complete required total for degree0
Total Hours120

College & Departmental requirements that may be used to meet GE requirements.


If used for (N) requirement, hours in this block are reduced by CHEM course hours.


If ENGL 3323 Technical Writing is substituted for ENGL 1213 Composition II above; hours in this block are reduced by 3.


If used as (S) course above, hours in this block reduced by 3.

Other Requirements

  • A minimum of 40 semester credit hours and 100 grade points must be earned in courses numbered 3000 or above.
  • A 2.00 GPA or higher in upper-division hours.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.