Program Requirements

Dr. Dunn in a lab with students

The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Science offers two tracks in the Food Science program: Food Science Technical Track and Food Industry Management Track. The requirements are described in the University Undergraduate Catalog. For help in declaring Food Science as your major, or help with planning your schedule, please contact:
Dr. Frost Steele (the Food Science Undergraduate Advisor)
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Food Science Major - Technical Track Requirements 2010 Food Science Major - Food Industry Management Track Requirements 2012
Food Science Technical Track[See MAP] Students interested in a technical career or in pursuing advanced degrees and professional programs should choose the Food Science Technical Track. Food Industry Management Track [See MAP] Students wishing to emphasize the business and management aspects of the food industry and who desire to enter the workforce with a bachelors degree should choose the Food Industry Management Track, which incorporates a minor in Management.
Program Outcomes:
Every five years the Food Science program at Brigham Young is evaluated through a self-study and by internal and external reviewers. The Food Science program is also reviewed every five years for approval by the Institute of Food Technologists. At the completion of the Food Science Program, students will:
  • Possess a fundamental knowledge of Food Science and the skills needed for entry level employment within the food industry or for transition to a graduate or professional program of study.
  • Be prepared with the skills and desire for lifelong learning, providing for personal and professional growth, and service to their family, community, nation, and world.
  • Be committed to ethical and moral conduct in their personal and professional activities.