Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition in Business and Industry

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 57 sch        Required Minor: 18 sch      

FOODNUTRITIONBUSIND.BS       CIP Code: 19.0501.00

Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition in Business and Industry program provides students with a background in both nutrition and food. Graduates may seek employment in aspects of food or nutrition, particularly in quality control and quality assurance, food product development, foodservice management, food and nutrition management software, sales, marketing, or research. Government agencies focused on food safety are also potential employers.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

NFS 1302
NFS 1301
Food Preparation Principles
and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
3
NFS 2033
NFS 2031
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition3
NFS 3041Food Protection Management1
NFS 3043Community Nutrition3
NFS 3323
NFS 3321
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 3713
NFS 3722
Quantity Food Production and Service
and Quantity Food Production and Service Laboratory
5
NFS 4023Food Product Development3
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems4
NFS 4943Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences3
Total Semester Credit Hours33

Other Requirements

BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory (may be applied from core )
4
BUS 3003Principles of Management3
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
4
SPCH 1013Oral Communication3
NFS 3173Culture and Food3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
Total Semester Credit Hours24

Electives

NFS 4501Careers in Food and Nutrition1
General Electives2
Minor Courses12
Advanced Minor Courses6
Total Semester Credit Hours21
First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
NFS 1302
NFS 1301 (Lab)
Food Preparation Principles
and Food Preparation Principles Laboratory
3
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
Select 3 semester credit hours from the following:3
KINS 1902
UNIV 1231 (required for first year students)
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience
( PHED 1238, PHED 1301) and ( EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 1300) 
Fitness and Health: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Fitness and Health Laboratory
( PHED 1238, PHED 1301) and ( PHED 1164, PHED 1301) 
Elective
 
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
BIOL 1113
BIOL 1111 (Lab)
Principles of Biology I
and Principles of Biology I Laboratory
( BIOL 1306, BIOL 1406) and ( BIOL 1106)4
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
Multicultural Women's Studies3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
Second Year
FallTCCN
NFS 2323Introduction to Nutrition HECO 1322, BIOL 13223
CHEM 1013
CHEM 1011 (Lab)
Introductory Chemistry
and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
( CHEM 1305, CHEM 1405) and ( CHEM 1105)4
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
SPCH 1013Oral Communication SPCH 13113
Social/Behavioral Sciences Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
NFS 3173 (GP)Culture and Food 3
CHEM 1023
CHEM 1021 (Lab)
Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry
and Introduction to Organic and Physiological Chemistry Laboratory
( CHEM 1307) and ( CHEM 1107)4
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Creative Arts Core3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Third Year
FallTCCN
NFS 2033
NFS 2031 (Lab)
Food Microbiology
and Food Microbiology Laboratory
4
NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family and Child 3
NFS 3043Community Nutrition 3
BUS 3003Principles of Management 3
Elective3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
NFS 3041Food Protection Management 1
NFS 3323
NFS 3321 (Lab)
Food Science
and Food Science Laboratory
4
NFS 3713
NFS 3722 (Lab)
Quantity Food Production and Service
and Quantity Food Production and Service Laboratory
5
Course for Minor3
Course for Minor3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
NFS 4744Principles of Foodservice Systems 4
NFS 4943Trends and Controversies in Nutrition and Food Sciences 3
Upper Level Course for Minor3
Upper Level Course for Minor3
 Semester Credit Hours 13
SpringTCCN
NFS 4023Food Product Development 3
NFS 4123Sensory Evaluation of Food 3
Language, Philosophy, Culture Core3
Course for Minor3
Course for Minor3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.