Food Science (FDSC), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Total Hours: 20

Minor Requirements
FDSC 1133Fundamentals of Food Science3
Select 17 credits of the following:17
Principles of Animal Nutrition
Human Nutrition and Metabolism I
Principles of Food Engineering
The Meat We Eat
Meat Animal and Carcass Evaluation
Quality Control
HACCP in the Food Industry
Plant Sanitation for Food Processing Operations
Food Microbiology
Advanced Meat Evaluation
Advanced Competitive Evaluation
Meat Science
Food Chemistry I
Processing Dairy Foods
Internal Audit and Advanced HACCP
Pre-Harvest Food Safety
Processed Meat
Analysis of Food Products
Food Industry Internship 1
Total Hours20

Credits in FDSC 3310 Advanced Competitive Evaluation and FDSC 4910 Food Industry Internship may be used for this minor only if they involve activities approved by the Food Science Advisor in advance.

Other Requirements

  • A grade-point average of 2.0 for courses that count for the minor. 

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

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