Education & Human Sciences Nutrition & Health Sciences: Culinology Option

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College: Education & Human Sciences
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science in Education & Human Sciences
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: No
Advisor: Cameya Ramirez-Rousseau
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Nutrition & Health Sciences: Culinology Option

COLLEGE: Education & Human Sciences

MAJOR: Nutrition & Health Sciences: Culinology Option

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Science in Education & Human Sciences


MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation


ADVISOR: Cameya Ramirez-Rousseau


The Culinary Science (Culinology) option is the emerging discipline of the culinary arts, nutrition and the science of food. Culinology is becoming a recognized and valued discipline that will significantly impact food research and development in the global market. Culinologists are skilled chefs who are creating a new generation of exciting, high-quality food products. The food industry needs, and rewards, people who understand and can apply the principles of this specialty.


Degree at a Glance

ACE Requirements31

ACE 1.3

ACE 2.3

ACE 3. STAT 218 (Supporting Course)3

ACE 4. CHEM 109 (Supporting Course)4

ACE 5.3

ACE 6. ECON 211 (Supporting Course)3

ACE 7.3

ACE 8. ECON 212 (Supporting Course)3

ACE 9. NUTR 253 (Professional Requirement)3

ACE 10. FDST 460 (Professional Requirement)3

Culinary Arts Concentration22

(Select any culinary arts electives from an accredited institution)

Professional Requirements33

HRTM 173, NUTR 245 1 hr ea2

NUTR 244, NUTR 250, NUTR 372 or BIOS 312, NUTR 44912

Select two from: NUTR 441, NUTR 445, FDST 448 (3 hrs ea)6

NUTR 3444

FDST 205, FDST 403, FDST 430/STAT 430 (3 hrs ea)9

Supporting Courses16-19

MATH 101 or higher2-5

MRKT 341 or MRKT 3003

BIOC 3213

CHEM 1104

CHEM 251 (3 hrs) & CHEM 253 (1 hr)4

Processing Electives6

Select any two courses from the following: ASCI 210, ASCI 213/NUTR 213, ASCI 310, ASCI 410 or FDST 363, FDST 405, FDST 412, FDST 420, FDST 429, FDST 455 or NUTR 343


Total Hours120

Area of Concentration

Culinary Arts electives from an accredited Culinary Arts Institution

Professional Requirements

Nutrition and Health Sciences

Only grades of C or above will count toward graduation requirements for NUTR courses.

HRTM 173 Field Experience in Culinology

NUTR 244 Scientific Principles of Food Preparation

NUTR 245 Scientific Principles of Food Preparation Lab

NUTR 250 Human Nutrition & Metabolism

NUTR 253 Cultural Aspects of Food & Nutrition

NUTR 344 Nutrition & Food for Optimal Health

NUTR 372 Food Safety & Sanitation (FDST 372) or BIOS 312 Microbiology

NUTR 441 Functional Properties of Food (FDST 441) &/or FDST 448 Food Chemistry &/or NUTR 445 Experimental Foods (FDST 445)

NUTR 449 Culinology Research Experience

Food Science and Technology

FDST 205 Food Composition & Analysis

FDST 403 Food Quality Assurance

FDST 430 Sensory Evaluation (STAT 430)

FDST 460 Food Product Development Concepts I

Supporting Sciences

BIOC 321 Elements of Biochemistry

CHEM 109 General Chemistry I

CHEM 110 General Chemistry II

CHEM 251 & CHEM 253 Organic Chemistry I & Lab

Supporting Courses

ECON 211 & ECON 212 Principles of Macroeconomics & Microeconomics

MATH 101 College Algebra

If a student does not place into MATH 101, they must complete the appropriate course(s) plus complete MATH 101. If a student places above MATH 101, the student will take either MATH 101 or the MATH course they placed into.

MRKT 341 Marketing

STAT 218 Introduction to Statistics

Processing Electives

Select two courses from:

ASCI 210 Animal Products

ASCI 213 Meat Specifications & Procurement (NUTR 213)

ASCI 310 Fresh Meats

ASCI 410 Processed Meats

FDST 363 Heat & Mass Transfer (MSYM 363)

FDST 405 Food Microbiology (BIOS 445)

FDST 412 Cereal Technology

FDST 420 Fruit & Vegetable Technology

FDST 429 Dairy Products Technology

FDST 455 Microbiology of Fermented Foods

NUTR 343 Meat Culinology III: Foodservice Applications (ASCI 343) (Grade of C or better required in NUTR 343)

ACE Requirements

All UNL students will be required to complete a minimum of 3 hours of approved course work in each of the 10 designated Achievement Centered Education (ACE) student learning outcome areas. These can be viewed at Students will be provided a list of classes they can select from to meet each of the 10 ACE Student Learning Outcomes (SLO). There may be required courses within an education endorsement program that will also satisfy ACE requirements. Therefore, it is highly recommended that students contact their advisor prior to registering for ACE classes in order to insure that each of the class selections are in the best interest of the students’ academic program.


Grade Rules

Only grades of C or above will count toward graduation requirements for NUTR courses.

Pass/No Pass Limits

All courses specified by course and number must be taken for a grade.


Meat Culinology Certificate Program

The Meat Culinology Certificate program at UNL concentrates on meat because it is the center of most meals and is the major portion of the food budget in the food service industry. Proper handling and preparation is paramount to the success of a meal and a food establishment. The faculty at UNL who developed this program know that food industry professionals are busy. With little time to take courses on campus, the online Meat Culinology Certificate program allows professionals the opportunity to advance their education and career by learning more about the science and art of meat. The six-course sequence will teach you everything from harvest to consumption of livestock and poultry. The Meat Culinology Certificate program consists of six courses. Students must successfully complete all six courses in order to earn certification. Successful completion is considered an earned grade of ‘C’ or higher.

Meat Culinology Certificate Program

ASCI 210 Animal Products

ASCI 213 Meat Specification & Procurement (NUTR 213)

ASCI 310 Fresh Meats

ASCI 343 Meat Culinology III: Foodservice Applications (NUTR 343)

ASCI 410 Processed Meats

ASCI 411 HACCP & Food Safety Systems for the Food Industry


College Admission

College Admission

Students accepted by the University must have an ACT of 20 or SAT of 950, or rank in the upper half of their high school graduating class, and have the following high school preparation to be eligible for guaranteed admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences:

  • Four years of English that include intensive reading and writing experience;
  • Two years of one foreign language;
  • Four years of mathematics, that include Algebra I, II, geometry and one year that builds on a knowledge of algebra;
  • Three years of natural sciences that include at least two years selected from biology, physics, chemistry, and earth science and one year of laboratory instruction;
  • Three years of social studies, to include at least one year of American and/or world history and one year of history, American government, and/or geography.

Transfer and Readmitted Students

Transfer students from universities or colleges outside of UNL and readmitted students seeking admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences must have an accumulated average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale or above and no high school deficiencies. Students who do not meet these requirements must enroll as deciding students in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center or in another college. Once they have completed 12 graded hours at UNL with a minimum 2.0 grade point average, and have removed any high school deficiencies, UNL students may apply for admission to the College.

Transfer and readmitted students must meet the graduation requirements for the College of Education and Human Sciences as stated in the current catalog in effect at the time they enter or reenter the College.

Students who left the College on probation, or who were dismissed, may seek readmission to the College after two semesters by applying to the UNL Admissions Office. Readmission is not assured. However, the admissions committee is receptive to giving students a second opportunity to be successful. The committee is interested in knowing what the student has done in the intervening period that would suggest the student will be successful when readmitted. Successfully completing correspondence courses and/or community college courses is an effective way to demonstrate one’s commitment to academic success.

Transferring from Other Colleges within UNL

Students transferring to the College of Education and Human Sciences from another University of Nebraska–Lincoln college or from the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, be in good academic standing, and meet the freshman entrance requirements that exist at the time of their admission to the College of Education and Human Sciences. Students must fulfill degree requirements that exist at the time of their admission to the college, not at the time they enter UNL.

To remain current, College of Education and Human Sciences students must enroll in, and complete, at least one UNL course that will apply toward degree requirements during a 12 month period. Students who readmit following an absence of one year or more must meet all requirements in the Undergraduate Bulletin in effect at the time of readmission and enrollment. Students who transfer to another UNL college and later return to the College of Education and Human Sciences will be considered readmitted students. Students who transfer out of a teacher education program, but who continue their certification program while seeking a degree in another UNL college, are exempt from this policy.

International Students

The College of Education and Human Sciences welcomes undergraduate international students. As a part of admission to the College, international students must present a TOEFL score of 550 or higher and TSE score of 230 or higher.

Students seeking teacher education and state certification must meet the same requirements as any other undergraduate students, including the CORE examination or other basic skills test approved by the Nebraska Department of Education. Students who have received a degree outside of the United States and are interested in teacher certification are required to have a transcript review completed by an approved agency not directly associated with the University of Nebraska. For more information, please contact the Student Services Center.

Removal of Deficiencies

Students admitted to the University with core deficiencies are expected to remove those deficiencies in a timely manner. Students with deficiencies are not eligible for graduation. The courses that students use to clear core deficiencies may also be used to meet ACE requirements or other graduation requirements. The Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences will make the final decision concerning any problems or questions that may arise in satisfying requirements to remove deficiencies.

College Degree Requirements

Grade Rules

Minimum Grade Requirements

Grade requirements vary from major to major. Please see the appropriate major listing or check with your advisor regarding minimum grade requirements.

Pass/No Pass Option

CEHS students are allowed to take up to 12 hours of Pass/No Pass (P/N) credit. The college departments vary on P/N policies. Students should check with their advisor to be certain they qualify for the Pass/No Pass option.

Grade Appeals

Any student enrolled in a course in the College of Education and Human Sciences who wishes to appeal alleged unfair and prejudicial treatment by a faculty member shall present his/her appeal in writing to the Dean’s Office no later than 30 days after notice of the student’s final course grade has been mailed from campus.

Students may use and are encouraged to use the following sequential procedures to appeal the grade. The problem may be solved at any of the levels of the appeal procedure.

1. Contact the instructor. Frequently the problems can be solved at this point.

2. Submit a request to the chair of the department.

3. Take the case to the departmental Grading Appeals Committee. The Committee is contacted by the department chair.

4. Take the case to the College Appeals, Retention and Certification Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office.

The complaint will be forwarded to a committee consisting of faculty and student representatives. After a hearing, the Committee will make a written recommendation regarding the appeal. The Committee’s recommendation is binding on the appealing student and faculty member.

Transfer Credit Rules

Acceptance of Transfer Grades

  • Grades earned at UNL, UNO, UNK
  • Grades of D-, D, D+, and C- satisfy requirements in all programs in the College unless specified otherwise. Students who receive a grade of D-, D, D+, C-, however, are encouraged to retake the course.
  • Grades earned outside the University of Nebraska system

The college will accept no more than 9 credit hours of grades less than a C from any program outside the University of Nebraska system. Grades below a C can only be applied to general education requirements and elective classes.

Maximum Number of Hours for Transfer

Transfer courses are evaluated by the University and by the College to determine UNL and College course equivalencies. The College determines which courses will be accepted and how they will apply toward degree requirements. Sixty (60) is the maximum number of hours that will be accepted on transfer from a two-year college. Ninety (90) is the maximum number of hours that will be accepted on transfer from accredited four-year colleges and universities.

Courses taken 10 years before admission or readmission to the College will be evaluated by the major department to determine if it is appropriate to accept those courses for transfer credit and for application to degree requirements. Specific courses will be reviewed in keeping with the guidelines specified by each department.

Transfer Credit from Technical, Non-Accredited and Foreign Institutions

Students who desire to transfer from these institutions must have each course evaluated by the appropriate departmental representative. All rules stated above in reference to grades and maximum credit hours apply. For additional information and guidance in this process contact the Dean’s Office.

Transfer Agreements with UNO and UNK

Transfer agreements between the three institutions within the University System allow for a smooth transition for students interested in taking courses from UNO, UNK, and/or UNL. Although restrictions noted above on grades and maximum transfer hours still apply, there are some exceptions. For purposes of residency, courses from UNO and UNK fulfill these requirements. Students planning to major in a program in the college should read the specific requirements noted with individual programs. Questions about academic transfer should be addressed to the Advising Office.

Transfer Agreements with Community Colleges

Articulation agreements and “Transfer with Ease Programs” with Nebraska community colleges indicate how courses and programs will transfer to UNL and the College of Education and Human Sciences. The same guidelines noted above on the acceptance of courses, grades, and hours also apply to these institutions. Students interested in transferring from a community college should consult with their school or the Student Services Center to determine which courses will transfer to fulfill specific College of Education and Human Sciences requirements.

Courses from accredited two-year institutions will generally not be substituted for 400-level human sciences classes in the College. The 300-level courses will be considered on an individual basis by the respective departments in the College of Education and Human Sciences.

Courses taken prior to course articulation agreements will be accepted contingent upon departmental validation of the credit.

Residency Rules

Students must earn a minimum of 120 credit hours to earn a degree.

All students are expected to complete at least 30 of their final 36 hours of credit at UNL.

Degree Application Process

Graduation Requirements

Students are expected to develop a clear understanding of degree requirements and to plan their course of study with a College advisor. Students requiring clarification of outstanding degree requirements should visit with a College advisor promptly.

Students should access their Degree Audit via MyRed at least once each term to review degree requirements and progress toward graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure their Degree Audit accurately reflects their current College and program of study.

Students who believe their Degree Audit has errors or omissions should visit with a College advisor promptly. It is important that you resolve these matters as soon as practicable to avoid a delay in graduation.

Each student with MyRED access must submit an online Application for Graduation via MyRED for each degree to be received by:

  • The last Friday in January for May graduation
  • The last Friday in June for August graduation
  • The last Friday in September for December graduation

Students submitting an electronic Application for Graduation via MyRed will be billed a $25.00 per degree fee on their student account. Those students without MyRED access may apply for graduation in person at the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building or by mail. Applications for Graduation submitted in person or by mail must be accompanied by a check or money order in the amount of $25.00 payable to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. Failure to submit a timely Application for Graduation may preclude the awarding of a degree in the intended term.

Your Application for Graduation and required $25.00 fee are good only for the term marked on your application. Neither your application nor your fee, are transferrable to another term. If you submit an Application for Graduation and pay the $25.00 fee for a specified term but do not complete your degree requirements in that term, you will need to reapply to graduate in a future term and incur another $25.00 fee.

Commencement ceremony information will be emailed to all degree applicants approximately one month before graduation. Each student who has applied for graduation must submit an online Commencement Attendance Form via MyRED, which will be available when the informational email is distributed.

Only those students who have applied for graduation, had the application accepted, and fulfilled all degree requirements as of the last day of the academic term may participate in the commencement ceremony for that term. Because the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has a commencement for each term, ceremony participation is allowed only in the term during which the student has properly and timely applied for graduation and fulfilled degree requirements.

Bulletin Rule

Students are responsible for following the rules, policies and requirements found in the UNL Undergraduate Bulletin for the academic year in which they were last admitted to a program in the College of Education and Human Sciences. Students must complete all program requirements from a single bulletin year. In consultation with their advisor, a student may choose to move to and follow a subsequent bulletin if it is in their best interest.


This is the site for old bulletin data. Please head to UNL's Course Catalog for updated course and program information.