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Combined BS Chemistry and MAS Food Safety and Technology

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.

Program Requirements 

Combined BS Chemistry/ MAS in FST

Required courses Credit hours
Chemistry requirements
CHEM 100, 124, 125, 237, 239, 240, 247, 321, 343, 344, 415, 416, 434, 451, 485 (2)*
48
Chemistry electives 6
FST Requirements
FST 505, 506, 507, 521, 524, 541
18
Biology Requirements
BIOL 107 or BIOL 115, BIOL 401 or 403
6/7
Mathematics requirements
MATH 151, 152, 251, 252
18
Physics requirements
PHYS 123, 221
8
Computer Science requirement
CS 105
2
Humanities and Social Science Requirements 21
Interprofessional Projects 6
FST Electives: Choose from the following
FST 501, 504, 511, 522, 531, 593, 594, or other FST Advisor-approved elective
14
Technical electives 3
TOTAL 150/151
* For a B.S. in Chemistry with thesis, CHEM450, CHEM 487 and one credit of CHEM485 are taken.  

Course of Study 

Curriculum

Semester 1
 
credits
Chem 100
Intro to Profession
2
Chem 124
Principles of Chemistry I
4
CS 105
Intro to Computer Programming
2
Math 151
Calculus I
5
 
HUM or SS Elective
3
 
 
16
 
 
 
Semester 2
 
credits
Chem 125
Principles of Chemistry II
4
Math 152
Calculus II
5
Phys 123
General Physics I
4
 
HUM or SS Elective
3
 
 
16
 
 
 
Semester 3
 
credits
Chem 237
Organic Chemistry I
4
BIOL 107 or 115
 
3
Phys 221
General Physics II
4
Math 251
Multivariate and Vector Calc
4
 
HUM or SS Elective
3
 
 
18
 
 
 
Semester 4
 
credits
Chem 239
Organic Chemistry II
3
Chem 240
Organic Chemistry Lab
2
Chem 247
Analytical Chemistry
3
Math 252
Intro to Differential Equations
4
 
HUM or SS Elective
3
 
 
15
 
 
 
Semester 5
 
credits
Chem 343
Physical Chemistry I
3
Chem 321
Instrumental Analysis
4
IPRO 497
Interprofessional Projects I
3
 
Technical Elective
3
 
HUM or SS Elective
3
 
 
16
 
 
 
Semester 6
 
credits
Chem 344
Physical Chemistry II
4
Chem 434
Spectroscopic Methods
4
 
Chemistry Elective
3
Chem 485
Chemistry Colloquium
1
 
HUM or SS Elective (300+)
3
 
 
15
 
 
 
Semester 7
 
credits
Chem 415
Inorganic Chemistry
3
Biol 401/403
Intro Biochemistry
3/4
Chem 451
Modern Techniques in Chemical Literature
3
FST 505
Food Microbiology
3
FST 506
Food Microbiology Lab
3
 
 
15/16
 
 
 
Semester 8
 
credits
Chem 416
Advanced Chemistry Lab
3
 
Chemistry Elective
3
Chem 485
Chemistry Colloquium
1
FST 507
Food Analysis
3
FST 521
Food Process Engineering
3
 
HUM or SS Elec (300+)
3
 
 
16
 
 
 
Semester 9
 
credits
IPRO 497
Interprofessional Project II
3
FST 524
Fundamentals of Food Science
3
FST 594
Special Project
2
 
FST Elective
3
 
 
11
 
 
 
Semester 10
 
credits
FST 501
Nutrition, Metabolism and Health
3
FST 531
HACCO Planning and Implementation
3
FST 541
Principles of Food Packaging
3
 
FST Elective
3
 
 
12