Food Science


Food science is the application of basic science to improve food quality, safety, and nutrition and to develop new food products. This certificate introduces students to the study of the chemical, biological, and physical makeup of food and the principles underlying food processing. Students will examine processing, packaging, distribution, and use of safe food as well as human nutritional needs. 

NOTE:  This certificate program is part of the Associate in Science Food Science Technology Degree.

Location: Austin
Program Starts: Fall, Spring
Course Plan: Two Semesters
Faculty: Wayne Busch Wayne Busch Wayne Busch

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Required Core Courses (16 credits)

FSCI1000 Principles of Food Science 4 CR
FSCI1015 Food Quality and Safety 3 CR
FSCI1030 Food Product Development 3 CR
FSCI1040 Food Processing 3 CR
BIOL1070 Human Nutrition (Goal 2 & 3) 3 CR