Pre-Food Science and Technology - Transfer Program

Food Science and Technology students find career opportunities with food processing firms, government agencies, and educational institutions. Positions available to food science and technology graduates include new product development, quality assurance, food plant management, food research, food marketing and sales, food inspection, education, and extension. The curriculum includes a balance of courses in food science, biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, social sciences and humanities. Food science courses include food processing, food engineering, food analysis, food chemistry, food microbiology, nutrition and quality assurance. Five options are offered: science, technology, business, food service/nutrition, and international. A major in food technology for companion animals is also offered as a joint program with Animal Sciences. Students may participate in an internship program that provides summer employment in the food industry.

Requirements

The following list of courses are recommended for the first four semesters of a food science and technology transfer program.

Degree Requirements

Food Science and Technology
FSCI 1310SCIENCE OF FOOD3
Biology
BIOL 1450BIOLOGY I5
BIOL 1750BIOLOGY II5
BIOL 4640MICROBIAL PHYSIOLOGY (with Lab)4
Chemistry
CHEM 1180
CHEM 1184
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY
4
CHEM 1190
CHEM 1194
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY
4
CHEM 2250ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I3
CHEM 2260ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM 2274ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY2
Economics
ECON 2200PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (MICRO)3
English Composition
Select one of the following:3
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
ENGLISH COMPOSITION I
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
ENGLISH COMPOSITION II
Mathematics
MATH 1320PRE-CALCULUS ALGEBRA3
MATH 1330TRIGONOMETRY3
MATH 1530INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS3
MATH 1930CALCULUS FOR THE MANAGERIAL, LIFE, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES3-5
or MATH 1950 CALCULUS I
Physics
PHYS 1110
PHYS 1154
GENERAL PHYSICS I WITH ALGEBRA
and GENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I
5
Speech Communications
CMST 1110PUBLIC SPEAKING FUNDS3
ACE Electives
ACE 7 Course (Arts) Elective3
ACE 5 Course (History, Humanities) Elective3
ACE 9 (Global Awareness) Elective3
ACE 8 Course (Ethics, Stewardship) Elective3
Additional Electives Required or Recommended Courses4
Total Credits75-77

Additional Information

Hours earned in MATH 1320 will not count toward the mathematics requirements for UNL CASNR. Students are encouraged to use MATH 1320 as a free elective for their UNL CASNR program of study if they have an algebra deficiency. Students should complete their mathematics sequence at UNO. Since certain degrees require calculus, the student is encouraged to review the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin for requirements in specific degrees of interest.

Required elective courses correlate to UNL Achievement-Centered Education Program categories; selected UNO courses in these categories should be verified for transfer approval prior to registration.