Food Science & Technology
This is the 2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin
Food Science & Technology
COLLEGE: Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources
MAJOR: Food Science & Technology
DEGREES OFFERED: Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Technology, Master of Science in Food Science & Technology, Ph.D.
HOURS REQUIRED: 120
MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation
MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes
CHIEF ADVISER: Randy Wehling
Head: Rolando Flores, 143 Filley Hall
Professors: Benson, Cuppett, Hanna, Hutkins, Jackson, Rupnow, Taylor, Wehling, Weller, Zeece
Associate Professors: Schlegel, Smith, Subbiah, Thippareddi
Assistant Professors: Hallen-Adams, Rose, Walter
Coordinator for Undergraduate Research: Wehling
Food Science and Technology students find career opportunities with food processing firms, government agencies, and educational institutions. Types of positions available to food science and technology graduates include new product development, quality assurance, food plant management, food research, food marketing and sales, education, and extension.
The curriculum includes a balance of courses in food science, biological sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and social sciences and humanities. Food science courses include food engineering, food analysis, food chemistry, food microbiology, nutrition, quality assurance, and commodity processing courses. Students are encouraged to participate in an internship program that provides summer employment in the food industry.
College Integrative Course3
AGRI 103 Intro to Agricultural & Natural Resource Systems3
CASNR Approved Life Sciences (select from): (ACE 4)4
BIOS 102 Cell Structure & Function (4 cr)
BIOS 312 Microbiology3
Biological Sciences elective3-4
Select from any BIOS course except BIOS 203.
CHEM 109 General Chemistry I4
CHEM 110 General Chemistry II4
Mathematics and Statistics8-10
MATH 102 Trigonometry2
MATH 104 Calculus for Managerial & Social Sciences (3 cr)
MATH 106 Analytic Geometry & Calculus I (5 cr)
MATH 106B Calculus I for Biology & Medicine (5 cr)
ACE Outcome 13
ACE Outcome 23
Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences15
Select one course each from ACE outcomes 5, 7, 8, and 9.
Food Science & Technology Requirements42
FDST 101 Introductory Food Science2
FDST 132 Practical Applications in Food Science1
FDST 280 Contemporary Issues in Food Science2
FDST 403 Food Quality Assurance3
FDST 451 Food Science & Technology Seminar1
FDST 460 Food Product Development Concepts (ACE 10)3
Process Technology Courses12
FDST 363 Heat & Mass Transfer3
FDST 465 Food Engineering Unit Operations3
Choose two of the following courses:6
FDST 412 Cereal Technology (3 cr)
FDST 429 Dairy Products Technology (3 cr)
FDST 420 Fruit & Vegetable Technology (3 cr)
FDST 205 Food Composition & Analysis3
FDST 448 Food Chemistry3
FDST 449 Food Chemistry Lab1
FDST 458 Advanced Food Analysis3
FDST 405 Food Microbiology3
FDST 406 Food Microbiology Lab2
Choose one of the following courses:
ASCI 421 Advanced Animal Nutrition (3 cr)
NUTR 455 Advanced Nutrition (3 cr)
Choose courses from the following areas:
ACCT, AECN (except 100), AGRO (except 110), ALEC (except 134), ASCI (except 101), BIOC (except 101), BIOS, BLAW, BSAD (except 101), BSEN (except 100), CHEM (except 195), CHME (except 112), CSCE (except 101), ECON, FDST (except 372), FINA, HORT (352, 353, 354, 471), IMSE, MATH 107 or higher, MNGT, MRKT, MSYM, NUTR (except 150, 372), VBMS (except 101)
NOTE: Students are encouraged to consider Sensory Evaluation (FDST 430) as one of the courses used to fulfill the technical electives.
Minimum Requirement for Graduation120
Requirements for the minor include a minimum of 12 credits in Food Science and Technology at the 300 level or above, including the following specified courses:
FDST 448 Food Chemistry3
FDST 449 Food Chemistry Lab1
Requirements for the minor include a minimum of 18 credits in Food Science and Technology, including a minimum of 6 hours at the 300 level or above. No more than 3 credits of FDST 396 can be applied to the minor.
FDST 205 Food Composition & Analysis3
FDST 280 Contemporary Issues in Food Science2
Additional FDST courses10-11
Requirements for admission into the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources (CASNR) are consistent with general University admission requirements (one unit equals one high school year): 4 units of English, 4 units of mathematics, 3 units of natural sciences, 3 units of social studies, and 2 units of foreign language. Students must also meet performance requirements (ACT composite of 20 or higher OR combined SAT score of 950 or higher OR rank in the top one-half of graduating class; transfer students must have a 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) cumulative grade point average and 2.0 on most recent term of attendance.
Students who are admitted to CASNR with core course deficiencies must remove these deficiencies within the first 30 credit hours at UNL, or within the first calendar year at UNL, whichever takes longer, excluding foreign languages. Students have up to 60 credit hours to remove foreign language deficiencies. College-level course work taken to remove deficiencies may be used to meet degree requirements in CASNR.
Deficiencies in the required entrance subjects can be removed by completion of specified courses in the University or by correspondence.
The Office of Admissions, Alexander Building (east entrance), City Campus, provides information to new students on how deficiencies can be removed.
The curriculum requirements of the College consist of three areas: ACE (Achievement-Centered Education); College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Core; and Degree Program requirements and electives. All three areas of the College Curriculum Requirements are incorporated within the description of the Major/Degree Program sections of the bulletin. The individual major/degree program listings of classes insures that a student will meet the curriculum requirements of the College.
Two units of a foreign language are required. This requirement is usually met with two years of high school language.
The College grants the bachelor of science degree in programs associated with agricultural sciences and natural resources. Students working toward a degree must earn at least 120 semester hours of credit. A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.
Only the most recent letter grade received in a given course will be used in computing a student’s cumulative grade point average if the student has completed the course more than once and previously received a grade or grades below C in that course.
The previous grade (or grades) will not be used in computation of the cumulative grade point average, but it will remain a part of the academic record and will appear on any transcript.
A student can remove from his/her cumulative average a course grade of C-, D+, D, D- or F if the student repeats the same course at the University of Nebraska and receives a grade other than P (pass), I (incomplete), N (no pass), W (withdrew), or NR (no report). If a course is no longer being offered, it is not eligible for the revised grade point average computation process.
For complete procedures and regulations, see the Schedule of Classes.
Students in CASNR may take any course offered on a Pass/No Pass basis within the 24-hour limitation established by the Faculty Senate. However, a department may specify that the Pass/No Pass status of its courses be limited to non-majors, or may choose to offer some courses for letter grades only.
A minimum cumulative grade point average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) must be maintained throughout the course of studies and is required for graduation.
To be considered for admission, a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must submit either ACT or SAT scores.
Ordinarily, credits earned at an accredited college are accepted by the University. The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them. Sixty is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety is the maximum number of hours UNL will accept from a four-year college. Transfer credit in the degree program must be approved by the degree program adviser on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major. At least 9 hours in the major field, including the capstone course, must be completed at UNL regardless of the number of hours transferred.
The College will accept no more than 10 semester hours of C-, D+, D and D- grades from other schools. The C-, D+, D and D- grades can only be applied to free electives. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to UNL. All D grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK, but they are not applicable to a major or minor.
The College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources has agreements with many institutions to support joint academic programs. The transfer programs include dual degree programs and cooperative degree programs. Dual degree programs offer students the opportunity to receive a degree from a participating institution and also to complete requirements for a bachelor of science degree in CASNR. Cooperative programs result in a single degree from either UNL or the cooperating institution.
The A to B Program, a joint academic program offered by the CASNR and participating community colleges, allows students to complete the first two years of a degree program at the participating community college and continue their education and study in a degree program leading toward a bachelor of science degree.
The A to B Program provides a basic knowledge plus specialized course work. Students transfer into CASNR with junior standing.
Depending on the community college, students enrolled in the A to B Program may complete the requirements for an associate of science or associate of applied science degree at the community college, transfer to UNL, and work toward a bachelor of science degree.
Participating community colleges include:
Two specialized degree programs in animal science and veterinary science are offered jointly with an accredited college or school of veterinary medicine. These two programs permit CASNR animal science or veterinary science students to receive a bachelor of science degree from UNL with a degree in animal science or veterinary science after successfully completing two years of the professional curriculum in veterinary medicine at an accredited veterinary school. Students who successfully complete the 3+2 Program, must complete the “Application for Degree” form and provide transcripts to the Credentials Clerk, Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building, UNL. Students should discuss these degree programs with their academic adviser.
Academic credit from UNL and a cooperating institution is applied towards a four-year degree from either UNL (UNL degree-granting program) or the cooperating institution (non UNL degree-granting program). All have approved programs of study.
A UNL degree-granting program is designed to provide students the opportunity to complete a two-year program of study at one of the four-year institutions listed below, transfer to CASNR and complete the requirements for a bachelor of science degree.
Chadron State College. Chadron State College offers a 2+2 program leading to a grassland ecology and management degree program.
University of Nebraska at Kearney. Transfer programs are available for students pursuing degree programs leading to a bachelor of science degree.
University of Nebraska at Omaha. The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) cooperates with CASNR in providing four-semester pre-agricultural sciences, pre-natural resources, pre-food science and technology, and pre-horticulture transfer programs.
A student enrolled in these programs may transfer all satisfactorily completed academic credits identified in the suggested program of study, and enter CASNR to study toward a degree program leading to a bachelor of science degree. The total program would require a minimum of four years or eight semesters (16 credit hours/semester or 120 credit hours).
UNL CASNR faculty teach horticulture and food science and technology courses at UNO to assist an urban population in better understanding the food processing, horticulture, and landscape horticulture industries.
For more information, contact Associate Professor Steven Rodie, Pre-Horticulture Program, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 402-554-3752; and/or Billie Lefholtz, Dean’s Office, CASNR, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, 800-472-8800, ext. 2541.
The CASNR cooperates with other institutions to provide course work that is applied towards a degree at the cooperating institution. Pre-professional programs offered by CASNR allow students to complete the first two or three years of a degree program at UNL prior to transferring and completing a degree at the cooperating institution.
Chadron State College–Range Science. The 3+1 Program in range science allows Chadron State College students to pursue a range science degree through Chadron State College. Students complete three years of course work at Chadron State College and one year of specialized range science course work (32 credit hours) at CASNR.
Dordt College (Iowa) – Agricultural Education: Teaching Option. This program allows students to pursue an Agricultural Education Teaching Option degree leading toward a bachelor of science in agricultural education. Students at Dordt College will complete 90 credit hours in the Agricultural Education: Teaching Option Transfer Program.
Students must complete at least 30 of the total hours for their degree using UNL credits. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.
There are many opportunities to earn college credit through the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Office of Online and Distance Education. Some of these credits may be applicable not only as elective credits, but also toward the fulfillment of the College’s education requirements. Credits earned through the UNL Online and Distance Education program may count toward residency. However, certain offerings may not be counted toward scholarship requirements or academic recognition criteria.
Office of Online and Distance Education
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
2100 Vine Street
Lincoln, NE 68588-8307
Students wishing to take part in independent studies must obtain permission; complete and sign a contract form; and furnish copies of the contract to the instructor, adviser, departmental office, and the Dean’s Office. The contract should be completed before registration. Forms are available in 103 Agricultural Hall or online at the CASNR website.
Independent study projects include research, literature review or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.
Students may only count 12 hours of independent study toward their degrees and no more than 6 hours can be counted during their last 36 hours earned, excluding senior thesis, internships, and courses taught under an independent study number.
A capstone course is required for each CASNR degree program. A capstone course is defined as a course in which students are required to integrate diverse bodies of knowledge to solve a problem or formulate a policy of societal importance.
All students must fulfill the Achievement Centered Education (ACE) requirements. Information about the ACE program may be viewed at ace.unl.edu.
The minimum requirements of CASNR reflect the common core of courses that apply to students pursuing degrees in the college. Students should work with an adviser to satisfy ACE outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 10 with the college requirements.
Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the bulletin for the academic year in which they are first admitted to UNL or when they were first admitted to a Joint Academic Transfer Program. In consultation with advisers, a student may choose to follow a subsequent bulletin for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single bulletin year. The bulletin which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.
|College:||Agricultural Sciences & Natural Resources|
|Degrees Offered:||Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Technology, Master of Science in Food Science & Technology, Ph.D.|
|Minimum Cumulative GPA:||2.0 for graduation|
|Chief Adviser:||Randy Wehling|