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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Food Science Technology

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Department Biological Sciences
College Science, Engineering & Technology
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description With a decreasing population in agricultural areas and an increasing population in cities, the need to transport, process, and market food is increasing. Food scientists ensure that the food that arrives on a consumer's table is safe, nutritious, and enjoyable.
The food industry in the United States is highly competitive and innovative. There is an increasing need for degreed employees with a background in science and foods. There are many employment opportunities for food science technologists in Southern Minnesota. The Food Science Technology major is designed to prepare for future employment in several of the major aspects of the food industry: production, quality assurance and management; sanitation; research and development; and laboratory analysis.
Minnesota State University graduates in Food Science Technology have a good track record of successful placement in the food industry.
Admission Requirements Admission to major is required for enrollment in upper level courses. Admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credits hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Applications for admission to major are available in the College Advising Center, Trafton C-125.
Other Requirements All courses leading to a major must be taken for letter grades. Any exception to this policy must be approved by the chairperson of the department.
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Biological Sciences
242 Trafton Science Center South
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2786
Fax: 507-389-2788
Email: Biology Department Chair
College Advising All Food Science Technology majors are assigned to an academic advisor to assist in planning the major program. Additional advising support is available at:
College of Science, Engineering & Technology Advising Center
Ken Adams, Student Relations Coordinator
125 Trafton Science Center C.
Mankato, MN 56001

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