Description: The companion animal food industry, products, processes, and career opportunities.
Description: General scientific concepts in biology, chemistry, and physics using food as a model. What food is from both chemical and nutritional perspectives, and the fate of food from when it leaves the farm to when it becomes a part of the individual. Assists students in making intelligent decisions about many food related controversial issues (e.g., food irradiation, food additives, health foods).
Prerequisites: FDST 131 or parallel.
Description: Introduction to laboratory techniques: food chemistry, food biochemistry, food analysis, food safety microbiology, and food fermentation.
Prerequisites: Food science and technology major.
Description: Food processing, preservation, nutrition, safety, quality, marketing, and related topics. Food processing procedures and equipment. Microbiological and chemical procedures.
Will not count toward a FDST major.
Description: Emphasizes essential principles of chemistry and their application to food systems. Covers the molecular properties of major food components (proteins, carbohydrates and lipids) and their chemical reactions. Provides understanding of how chemistry impacts food quality and contributes to wellness.
Prerequisites: One course in chemistry and one course in biological sciences.
Description: Various factors that result in food illness: food allergy, natural toxins, parasites, microbial and viral food borne infections and food borne intoxications. Students will assess hazards, identify critical control points and establish monitoring and system verification procedures.
Description: Individual or group projects in research, literature review, or extension of course work under supervision and evaluation of a departmental faculty member.
Description: Nature, physiology, and interactions of microorganisms in foods. Introduction to food-borne diseases, the effect of food processing systems on the microflora of foods, principles of food preservation, food spoilage, and foods produced by microorganisms. Food plant sanitation and criteria for establishing microbial standards for food products.
Description: Chemistry and technology of the cereal grains. Post-harvest processing and utilization for food and feed. Current industrial processes and practices, and the theoretical basis for these operations.
Description: Occurrence, growth, and mycotoxin production of molds in human foods, animal feeds, and the human environment. Spoilage, mycotoxin production conditions, toxicity, and pathological effects. Culture media, methods and techniques for enumerating and identifying molds, analytical methods for mycotoxins, and effects of food and feed processing on mycotoxin stability.
Prerequisites: ASCI 210.
Description: Conduct independent research and study meat industry problems in processing, production, storage, and preparation of meat and meat products.
Description: Harvesting and postharvest handling of fruit and vegetables, processing and safety issues, processes of ripening and/or maturation in fresh fruits and vegetables.
Description: Toxic substances that may be found in foods with emphasis on bacterial toxins, mycotoxins, and naturally occurring toxicants of plants, animals, and seafood. Basic toxicological methodology and the effects of food processing and handling on food-borne toxicants.
Description: Physical, chemical, and microbiological properties of milk. Principles of milk processing and manufacture of cultured dairy products, cheeses, ice cream, and concentrated dairy products.
Prerequisites: Introductory course in statistics.
Description: Food evaluation using sensory techniques and statistical analysis.
Prerequisites: BIOS 312 or equivalent
Description: Detailed examples and conceptual overview of studies that define the digestive tract microbial ecosystem both at the local and systemic scale in the context of omnivores such as humans and animals are presented. The concepts in focus are associated with high-dimensional datasets (or big data) used for studying these complex biosystems, and the multi-dimensional interactions between the microbiomes in its ecosystem. Topics include the host-cycle of life in health and disease in relation to the bacteria of the digestive tract, as well as the modification of their ecology due to health issues, nutrition, and microbial competition or chemical modification.
Description: Student presentations of food science literature and research.
Prerequisites: FDST 448/848 or instructor approval.
Description: The basic theory of physical chemistry that is relevant in food science and technology. Understand and predict changes occurring in a food during processing, storage, and handling using physical chemistry theory. Design and improvement of processes to make foods having specific qualities in an efficient way.
Prerequisites: FDST 405/805
On-campus students must also register for FDST 455L/855L.
Description: Physiology, biochemistry, and genetics of microorganisms important in food fermentation. How microorganisms are used in fermentation and the effects of processing and manufacturing conditions on production of fermented foods.
Prerequisites: FDST/MSYM 363.
Description: Unit operations and their applications to food processing.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and permission.
Required seminars/discussions to be completed prior to the internship. At the completion of the internship, a written report of the experience and a seminar presentation of the same material is required.
Description: Obtain a working knowledge of the food industry and begin developing professional credentials.
Prerequisites: Admission to the University Honors Program and permission, AGRI 299H recommended.
Description: Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.