Undergraduate Concentration in Food Technology

(B.S. in Agricultural Sciences)

 

Suggested Four Year Plan

FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
Freshman Year
AGSC 1410 Introduction to Animal Science
3
AGSC 2010 Introduction to Agribusiness
3
COMM 2200 Public Speaking
3
ENGL 1010 Freshman English I
3
MATH 1110 College Algebra I
3
UNIV 1000 Service to Learning
1
 
16
AGSC 1200 Introduction to Plant Science
3
AGSC 2200 Fundamentals of Soil Science
3
ENGL 1020 Freshman English II
3
Humanities Elective 3
   
 
12
Sophomore Year
AGSC 2040 Computer and Statistical Application in Agriculture
3
CHEM 1110,1111 General Chemistry I and Lab
4
HIST 2010 American History I
3
ENGL 2010-2028 Sophomore Literature I
3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
 
16
BIOL 1110, 1111 General Biology I and Lab
4
CHEM 1120,1121 General Chemistry II and Lab
4
Behavioral Elective 3
SOCI 2010 Introduction to Sociology
3
HIST 2020 American History II
3
 
17
Junior Year
AGSC 3530 Food Microbiology
3
AGSC 3690 Principles of Food Engineering and Processing 3
AGSC 3500 Principle of Food Science and Technology
3
BIOL 2400, 2401 Principles of Microbiology and Lab
4
CHEM 2110,2111
4
 
17
AGSC 3510 Processing Milk and Milk Products
3
AGSC 3520 Processing Poultry Products
3
AGSC 3120 Introduction to Applied Statistics I
4
AGSC 3020 Food Economics 3
CHEM 2120,2121
4
 
17
Senior Year
AGSC 4280 Food Safety and Quality Assurance
3
AGSC 4030 Practicum in Agribusiness
4
AGSC 4710 Seminar
1
CHEM 3410, 3411 General Biochemistry I and Lab
4
 
12
AGSC 4460 Food Chemistry
3
AGSC 4500 Senior Project
3
CHEM 3420 General Biochemistry II
3
AGSC ELECTIVES
3
 
12

 Undergraduate Concentration Courses

AGSC 3500 Principles of Food Science and Technology
AGSC 3510 Processing Milk and Milk Products
AGSC 3520 Processing Poultry Products
AGSC 3530 Food Microbiology
AGSC 3540 Laboratory Instrumentation
AGSC 4430 Animal Nutrition
AGSC 4440 Physiology of Reproduction
AGSC 4450 Science of Meat
AGSC 4460 Food Chemistry

Departmental Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences

MAJOR CORE: A minimum of 26 semester hours including, AGSC 1200, 1410, 2010, 2200, 2410, 2510, 4500, 4710, 4720, and UNIV 1000.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 41 semester hours including:

  • Communications – 9 hours ENGL 1010,1020, COMM 2200;
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts – 9 hours – ENGL 2010-2024 (3 hours), ART 1010, MUSC 1020, or PHIL 2010;
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours – SOCI 2010, PSYC 2010 or ECON 2010 & 2020;
  • History – 6 hours – HIST 2010, 2020 or 2030;
  • Natural Sciences – 8 hours – CHEM 1110/1111 & 1120/1121 or BIOL 1010/1011 and Mathematics – 3 hours – MATH 1110, 1120 or 1410

Upper Division Policy
Students majoring in Agricultural Sciences must gain upper division status before enrolling in any upper division courses (3000 and 4000 levels). Upper division courses taken prior to being given upper division status may not be accepted towards the B.S. degree. Students may be admitted to the upper division after completing at least 60 degree-level lower division credits (as set out in the curriculum) with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 and completion of the Rising Junior Examination. It is the responsibility of the student to submit a formal petition to the Department. A departmental committee to ensure that all criteria have been met will review such petitions. Students seeking Teacher Certification must maintain a 2.75 gpa and apply for admission to “Teacher Education” through the Department of Teacher Education and Services as they transition to upper division courses.






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