Food Science

Minor in Food Science

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. 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 Science Minor can include, but are not limited to: BIOL 211, BIOL 212, MICRO 201/L or 302/L, CHEM 163/L or 177/L & 178, CHEM 231/L, BBMB 301, a Physics course, and/or courses in the FS HN department. Students should carefully check the Iowa State University Catalog to ensure that they know course pre-requisites, understand the sequence of the courses, and develop a plan for completing all prerequisites and requirements by their planned graduation dates.

2023-2024 Catalog requirements:

FS HN 1013
FS HN 2073
Select 9 additional credits:
– Food chemistry area: FS HN 311 (lab optional: 311L), 410, 411
– Food microbiology area: FS HN 407, 420, 421
– Food processing/engineering area: FS HN 351, 471, 472
– General Food Science: FS HN 305, 403, 406
Select additional credits from the following list to meet a minimum of 15 credits for the minor: FS HN 314, FS HN 315
Total Credits: 15

Prerequisite guide for courses included in the minor:

FS HN 101 High school biology and chemistry or 3 credits of each recommended
FS HN 167 High school biology or 3 credits of biology of each recommended
FS HN 207FS HN 101
FS HN 305 3 credits in statistics
FS HN 311 BBMB 300 or higher; (CHEM 231 or CHEM 331); ENGL 250
FS HN 311LCredit or concurrent enrollment in FS HN 311
FS HN 314Major or minor in FS HN; Junior classification
FS HN 315Major or minor in FS HN
FS HN 351FS HN 207; [MATH 160 or MATH 165]; [PHYS 131 or PHYS 231]) or Permission of Instructor
FS HN 403 3 credits in food science coursework at 200 level or above
FS HN 407MICRO 201 or 302
FS HN 410 FS HN 311 or CHEM 211
FS HN 411 FSHN 214 or FS HN 311 and 3 credits in STAT
FS HN 412 FS HN 411; Senior Classification
FS HN 420 MICRO 201 or 302
FS HN 421 MICRO 201 or 302; MICRO 201L or 302L; credit or enrollment in FS HN/MICRO 420
FS HN 471 A B E 451 or CH E 357 or FS HN 351
FS HN 472 FS HN 471

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