Food Science, BSAG

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. 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 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A) 13
or MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)
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
Select four hours from the following:4
Introductory Biology (N)
and Introductory Biology Laboratory (LN) 1
Introductory Biology (LN) 1
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
AG 1011First Year Seminar1
ANSI 2111Animal and Food Science Professional Development1
ANSI 2233The Meat We Eat3
or ANSI 2253 Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
FDSC 1133Fundamentals of Food Science3
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN) 24
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
Select one of the following:3
Elements of Environmental Science (N)
Principles of Horticultural Science (LN)
Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules
Introduction to Plant and Soil Systems
Written and Oral Communications
Select one of the following:3
Written Communications in Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Technical Writing 3
Written Communication
Select one of the following: 43
Oral Communications in Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources (S)
Introduction to Speech Communication (S)
Hours Subtotal21
Major Requirements
Core Courses
ANSI 4863Capstone for Animal Agriculture3
FDSC 3123HACCP in the Food Industry3
FDSC 3154Food Microbiology4
FDSC 3373Food Chemistry I3
FDSC 4143Food Safety Modernization Act3
FDSC 4763Analysis of Food Products3
Additional Core
CHEM 1225Chemical Principles II (LN)5
or CHEM 1515 Chemistry II (LN)
MICR 2123
MICR 2132
Introduction to Microbiology
and Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory
NSCI 3543Food and the Human Environment (IS)3
or ANSI 3543 Principles of Animal Nutrition
Select one of the following Emphasis areas:21
Safety Emphasis
Plant Sanitation for Food Processing Operations
Internal Audit and Advanced HACCP
Advanced Food Microbiology
Agricultural Law
9 hours of 4000 level FDSC
Meats Emphasis
Introduction to the Animal Sciences
Advanced Meat Evaluation
Meat Science
Processed Meat
9 hours of 4000 level FDSC
Industry Emphasis
9 hours of 3000 level FDSC
12 hours of 4000 level FDSC
Science Emphasis
Internal Audit and Advanced HACCP
Descriptive Physics (N)
Survey of Organic Chemistry
Survey of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Survey of Biochemistry
3 hours of 3000 level FDSC
3 hours of 4000 level FDSC
Related Courses
Select 6 hours from any courses from Ferguson College of Agriculture, Spears School of Business, MMJ or SC6
Hours Subtotal59
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 2029.