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Food Science, A.S.


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Food Science degrees are limited almost exclusively to land grant universities although some state universities do have Food Science Technology majors. The Associate in Science degree listed below would prepare students to complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree in a science option of a Food Science Degree program. The degree requirements listed below are based primarily on the requirements of the University of Minnesota and Minnesota State University, Mankato. The degree requirements for schools in Wisconsin (U of W-River Falls), North Dakota (NDSU), South Dakota (SDSU) and Iowa (Iowa State University) are very similar in the areas of communications and math/science. Calculus and Organic Chemistry requirements may vary, as well as social science, humanities, and physical education. This does not meet the MTC requirements.

Students planning to attend the University of Minnesota are advised to complete the Associate in Arts degree and the MnTC. Students interested in this degree should choose the AS/Pre-professional Studies major on the application.

Composition I 3
Introduction to Speech 3
General Inorganic Chemistry I 4
General Inorganic Chemistry II 4
Microbiology 4
Principles of Biology 4
Chemistry I 5
Chemistry II 5
Choose two of the following: 7-8
College Algebra 3
Pre-Calculus 4
Calculus 4
Human Anatomy 4
Human Physiology 4
Composition II 3
Fundamentals of Physics I 4
Fundamentals of Physics II 4
Introduction to Psychology 4
Basic Nutrition 4

Depends on transfer institution.

*** Minimums only BIOL 2250 and BIOL 2260 are required at Minnesota State University, Mankato MATH 1121 and MATH 1122 are required at the University of Minnesota.

An additional semester is required t complete the A.A. degree and MnTC requirements. Students should take the following courses: five credits in SOC SCI; five credits in HUM; PSCI 2210, GEOG 1101 and ECON 2202 are strongly recommended ; PHIL 2201 AND PHIL 2202, and HIST 1111 are strongly recommended; HLTH 1100 for three credits and PHED Activity for one credit (if not previously taken); two-six credits to meet Areas 8,9,10 if not met by HUM and SOC SCI requirements. this will total 13-20 additional credits.

Updated: si 5/1/13