5 Year Program
This combined program allows students to complete both a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Food Safety and Technology in 5 years. The Professional Master Degree in Food Safety and Technology does not require a thesis. The MAS program is designed for students who are looking for careers in food science.
Students should declare and intent to pursue the programs as soon as possible before and after undergraduate enrollment to facilitate advising by both Chemistry and FST Advisors; but are formally admitted after their third year of studies and meeting with FST Advisors, at which time must have a GPA of 3.0 or above. In the fourth and fifth years, students take a combined undergraduate/graduate curriculum that meets both undergraduate and Master degree requirements.
Combined BS Chemistry/ MAS in FST
|Required courses||Credit hours|
CHEM 100, 124, 125, 237, 239, 240, 247, 321, 343, 344, 415, 416, 434, 451, 485 (2)*
FST 505, 506, 507, 521, 524, 541
BIOL 107 or BIOL 115, BIOL 401 or 403
MATH 151, 152, 251, 252
PHYS 123, 221
|Computer Science requirement
|Humanities and Social Science Requirements||21|
|FST Electives: Choose from the following
FST 501, 504, 511, 522, 531, 593, 594, or other FST Advisor-approved elective
|* For a B.S. in Chemistry with thesis, CHEM450, CHEM 487 and one credit of CHEM485 are taken.|
Course of Study