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Food Science and Technology, B.S.

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         Food Science and Technology, B.S.: 4-year sequence  


UW-Stout’s Bachelor of Science degree in Food Science and Technology prepares you for a rewarding career. Our graduates work as food technologists, food scientists, technical consultants, product development managers and research and development (R&D) directors for food manufacturers, scientific research labs and government agencies.
Our academic program incorporates principles and concepts in the physical, biological and engineering sciences, and applies them to the scientific and technological aspects of food disciplines to assure a high quality, safe and nutritious food supply, then we can help you achieve your goal. You will graduate with skills and knowledge in:

  • Organic chemistry and microbiology
  • Nutrition and food analysis
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Quality management in food processing
  • Food marketing and management
  • Human relations and organizational leadership

General Requirements
Bachelor of Science Degree

Total for graduation 120 credits  
General Education 43 credits  
Major Studies 59-62 credits  
Electives, Minor or Student-designed focus area 15-18 credits  

Work experience must be obtained through participation in the Field Experience program (after junior year). A 2.75 or better grade point average is required for graduation.

Program Requirements

Racial and Ethnic Studies (6 credits*)

Three credits must be selected from RES-A.

Global Perspective (6 credits*)

Complete a program of university-approved work or study abroad or 6 credits of global perspective approved courses. 

General Education (43 credits*)

Analytic Reasoning and Natural Science (13 credits)

Arts and Humanities (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including art history/music & theater appreciation, creative/performing arts, foreign language and culture, history, literature, and philosophy.​

Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 credits)

Courses must be from two or more areas including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology and sociology.

Cross-disciplinary Issues (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved cross-disciplinary issues.

Social Responsibility and Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Courses must be selected from the list of approved social responsibility and ethical reasoning courses.

Selectives (3 credits)

Electives, Minor or Student-Designed Focus Area (15-18 credits)

Courses must be approved by adviser. Elective credits may be used to satisfy MATH and/or CHEM prerequisite requirements.

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