Interdepartmental Minor in Food Safety
The minor requires at least 15 credits, including at least 6 credits taken at Iowa State University in courses numbered 300 or above. The minor must include at least 9 credits that are not used to meet any other college or university requirement. The same courses may not be applied to two different minors. All courses must be taken for a grade.
Along with the courses listed below, students must meet all of the corresponding pre-requisites*
Typical courses needed to meet pre-requisites for the Food Safety Minor can include, but are not limited to: BIOL 211 & 212, MICRO 201/L or 302/L, CHEM 163/L or 177/L, a Physics course, and/or FS HN, MICRO, HORT, AN S, or HSP M courses. Students should carefully check the Iowa State University Catalog to ensure that they know course prerequisites, understand the sequence of the courses, and develop a plan for completing all pre-requisites and requirements by their planned graduation dates.
|FS HN 101 or HSP M 133**||3|
|FS HN 420||3|
|FS HN 403||2|
|FS HN/AN S/HSP M/VDPAM 489||1|
| Select 3 additional credits from each of the following areas: |
-Food Microbiology Area***
FS HN/MICRO/Tox 420; FS HN/MICRO 421; FS HN/MICRO 407;
-Food Processing Area
FS HN 305, 471, 472; AN S 270 and 270L; AN S 360; HSP M 380 and 380L
**ServSafe certification is eligible upon completion of this course.
***Food Science and Microbiology majors may petition to substitute a Consumer/Social Issues course (Econ 135) for a food Microbiology elective since these students will already have taken most of the food Microbiology area electives as part of their major.
Prerequisite guide for courses included in the minor:
|FS HN 101||High school biology and chemistry or 3 credits of each|
|FS HN 403||3 credits in food science coursework at 200 level or above|
|FS HN 305||FS HN 214 or FS HN 311; STAT 101 or STAT 104|
|FS HN 471||FS HN 351 or A E 451 or CH E 357; MICRO 201 or 302; CHEM 163 or 177|
|FS HN 472||Credit or enrollment in FS HN 471 or A E 451 or CH E 357|
|FS HN/MICRO/Tox 420||MICRO 201 or 302|
|FS HN/MICRO 421||MICRO 201 or 302; MICRO 201L or 302L; credit or enrollment in FS HN/MICRO 420|
|FS HN/AN S/HSP M/VDPAM 489||Credit or enrollment in FS HN 101 or FS HN 272 or HSP M 133; plus credit in FS HN 420; and credit in FS HN 403|
|FS HN/MICRO 407||FS HN/MICRO 420|
|AN S 270 and 270L||BIOL 212, CHEM 163 or CHEM 177|
|AN S 360||AN S 270; a course in organic or biochemistry|
|HSP M 133||None|
|HSP M 380||HSP M 133 or 2 credits in Microbiology; FSHN 111 or 214; FS HN 115 or 215; at least junior classification; plus enrollment in HSP M 380L (enrollment reservation is required)|
|HSP M 380L||HSP M 133 or 2 credits in Microbiology; FSHN 111 or 214; FS HN 115 or 215; at least junior classification; plus enrollment in HSP M 380 (enrollment reservation is required)|
|MICRO 310||MICRO 302 (or MICRO 201 if a B or better was obtained)|