In order to enhance your studies, the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) offers five undergraduate minors. Each minor is listed below:

Culinary food science (PDF)

Food and society (PDF)

Food safety (PDF)

Food science(PDF)

Nutrition (PDF)

General requirements

All minors have the following requirements:

  • At least 15 credits must be taken, including at least 6 credits taken at Iowa State University in courses numbered 300 or above.
  • All minors 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.

Prerequisites: You must complete prerequisite requirements for courses included in the minor.

To add a minor

Complete a minor's request form and schedule a meeting with a departmental academic adviser for approval of coursework.


Food safety minor
Byron Brehm-Stecher
3344 Food Science Building

Other FSHN minors
Amber Kargol
220 MacKay Hall

Or stop by the department office in 220 MacKay Hall to sign up for an appointment with an academic adviser.