Food Science & Safety

Food Science & Safety Course Sequence

Food Science & Safety - Associate in Science

Career & Technical Education Division 

The Associate in Science in Food Science and Safety is designed for students planning to seek to transfer to a four-year college. Food science students will learn how chemistry, nutrition, biology and other sciences improve the safety and quality of foods, how new food products and flavors are developed, and how safer and more energy efficient food processes are designed. Career opportunities include Research Scientist for the FDA and USDA, Food Quality Controller, Food Inspector, Flavor Chemist, Public Health Official, Meat Scientist, Dairy Scientist, Cereal Scientist, Food Microbiologist, Food Toxicologist and Product Development Specialist. Below is the four semester suggested curriculum for the Food Science and Safety degree.

First Semester 17 Hours:


Course Title (CRN) Hours 
 English Composition I (EG 101)
 College Chemistry (CH 110)
 Speech Communication (SP 100 or SP 102)
 College Algebra (MA 135)
 Humanities Requirement

Second Semester 16 Hours:

Course Title (CRN) Hours 
 English Composition II (EG 102)
 Chemistry II (CH 115)
 Introduction to Food Science (AG 213)
 General Biology (BI 110)

Third Semester 17 Hours:

Course Title (CRN) Hours 
 Principles of Macroeconomics (EC 201)
 Applied Statistics (MA 210)
 Organic Chemistry I (CH 240)
 Microbiology (BI 250)
 Physical Education Requirement

Fourth Semester 18 Hours:

Course Title (CRN) Hours 
 Physics (PH 251)
 Meat Science Fundamentals (AG 212)
 Organic Chemistry II (CH 245)
 Behavioral Science Requirement
 Fine Arts Requirement

Related Electives:

  • Microcomputers in Agriculture
  • Feeder Livestock Prod. Mgmt.
  • Breeding Livestock Prod. Mgmt.
  • Agriculture in Society
  • Livestock Selection I
  • Crop and Soil Management
  • Meat Science Fundamentals
  • Livestock Health and Disease
  • Marketing Agriculture Products
  • Swine Management
  • Beef Management
  • Range Management
  • Livestock Rations
  • Horse Science
  • Equine Production
  • Internship I-II
  • Cooperative Education I-IV
  • Directed Independent Study in Agriculture
  • Livestock Judging I-IV