The Minor in Food Science and Management promotes active learning and develops your understanding of food science, in addition to management and marketing.
This program will complement your knowledge in nutrition, food science and business. The courses will provide a foundation in the applied science of food science and business that incorporates elements of basic and nutritional sciences, food production and preparation, concept development, food safety, and franchise. The minor will meet the increasingly need for food experts.
The Minor in Food Science & Management program supports LAU’s core mission, vision, and values by offering students in diverse majors the opportunity to advance their understanding of food science & management and to improve their career search. Additionally, the Minor in Food Science & Management corroborates LAU’s Strategic Plan to “develop academic majors, minors, and areas of concentration that are responsive to workforce needs in the health services sector, particularly in supportive fields such as business, engineering and information technology, architecture, and natural and social sciences”.
The Minor in Food Science & Management aims to:
- produce competent graduates who demonstrate a general knowledge in business, franchise, food science, food safety and quality assurance systems;
- produce graduates who are able to incorporate evidence-based knowledge to formulate possible solutions to emerging food problems;
- produce competent graduates with inter-professional competencies engaged in the improvement of human well-being by providing safe and wholesome food products.
Graduates with a Minor in Food Science & Management will:
- Recognize the knowledge underlying business, when it comes to food service industry;
- Discuss the interrelationships between food, business, nutrition and disease prevention;
- Identify reliable food, business and nutrition information;
- Implement the acquired knowledge and skills to establish food establishments and to develop food safety systems;
- Integrate scientific principles in the prevention of food spoilage and poisoning.
For a Minor in Food Science & Management, students must complete a minimum of 20 credits, distributed as follows:
- Core Courses (14 credits)
- Elective Courses (6 credits)
Core Courses (14 credits)
- NUT201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition (3 cr.)
- NUT335 Foodservice & Safety Management (3 cr.)
- NUT346 Quantity Food Production (2 cr.)
- HOM250 Food Preparation I (3 cr.)
- HOM203 Food & Beverage Concept Development (3 cr.)