2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
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2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Science and Human Nutrition


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The mission of the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is to provide undergraduate education in four concentrations: food science, human nutrition and dietetics, food management, and nutrition science. Each concentration prepares students for different careers in the area of food science and human nutrition.

Food Science is the application of the principles of the basic sciences to food systems. The Food Science concentration, an approved Institute of Food Technologists program, is challenging and requires a strong background in mathematics and science. Employment opportunities are excellent in the government, food industries, or institutions of higher education with starting salaries from $30,000 to $50,000 with an undergraduate degree (BS). We have thus far had l00% job placement for graduates.

Human Nutrition and Dietetics is the study of the effect of nutrients on people’s health and the role of diet in prevention or treatment of chronic diseases. It is a challenging, diverse, rewarding and growing field that requires a strong background in science. The Human Nutrition and Dietetics concentration (Didactic Program in Dietetics) at the University of Maine is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association. After graduation, students are eligible to apply for a dietetic internship, which leads to a Registered (RD) and/or Licensed (LD) Dietitian credential. RDs work in many different settings to assist people with planning their nutrition including: hospitals and other healthcare facilities, sports nutrition and corporate wellness programs, community and public health settings, business and industry, and private practice. Those not interested in obtaining an RD could be employed as dietary managers, nutrition educators, public health nutritionists, food service administrators, and consultants for the food and nutrition industries.

Food Management provides a unique combination of nutrition, food science and business. This option provides flexibility in planning a curriculum to suit an individual’s needs. Graduates find employment in restaurants, hospitals, schools, food companies, airline catering, consultants, and marketing and business management.

Nutrition Science is for students wishing to apply to post-baccalaureate programs in the health professions in order to become physicians, optometrists, dentists, chiropractors, podiatrists, physician assistants, and in related health professions.  The curriculum meets the course requirements for the minor in Pre-Medical Studies and contains a strong foundation in basic science with an additional emphasis on the applied science of human nutrition.

Food Science and Human Nutrition majors will find that the curriculum with additional courses meets the entrance requirements for medical, dental, and veterinary schools. For Food Science students, an additional course in physics is required. For Nutrition students, additional courses in physics, chemistry and mathematics are required.

In all concentrations, students can apply for competitive scholarships within the Department, College and through professional organizations such as the Maine Nutrition Council, American Dietetic Association, the Institute of Food Technologists, Northeast IFT Section and industry. All scholarships are based upon scholastic ability, extracurricular activities, and interests. Many students in this major have been successful in obtaining scholarships.

Students in all concentrations have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in their field by doing research with professors through for-credit independent studies, work-study and/or work merit. Also we encourage and try to help students get summer employment or internships in their area of interest.

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is the only department in the State of Maine to provide undergraduate education in food science and human nutrition.

The courses needed for the four concentrations in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition are given below. Students who are interested in these programs can contact either the undergraduate coordinator or the chair of the department.

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Human Nutrition with four concentrations -
Food Science, Food Management, Human Nutrition and Dietetics, or Nutrition Science.

A Bachelor of Science degree in these concentrations prepares students for professional work in either food science, food management, human nutrition and dietetics, or nutrition science. The requirements in food science and human nutrition will be sufficient for admission to graduate schools in each program. Students taking the food management requirements would be prepared for graduate school in business if they take the appropriate business courses at the undergraduate level.

Food Science and Human Nutrition

  1. Satisfy general education requirements
  2. Satisfy bachelor of science requirements
  3. Minimum food science and human nutrition requirements: FSN 101, 270, 330 
  4. Biology requirement: BIO 100
  5. Mathematics requirement: MAT 232
  6. Communications requirements: ENG 101 and 317, CMJ 103
  7. Grades of C- or lower in FSN courses may not be applied towards the major.  

Food Management Concentration

  1. Satisfy the core requirements of the Department
  2. Satisfy the bachelor of science requirements
  3. Biochemistry and Microbiology requirements: BMB 207, 208, 209, 210 
  4. Food Science and Human Nutrition requirements: FSN 103, 202, 238, 340, 396, 436, 520, 585 
  5. Mathematics requirement: MAT 111
  6. Business requirements: BUA 201, 325, 350, 370, elective 
  7. Economics requirements: ECO 120,121
  8. Computer requirement: COS 102, 103 or 104

Food Science Concentration

  1. Satisfy the core requirements of the Department
  2. Satisfy the bachelor of science requirements
  3. Biochemistry and Microbiology requirements: BMB 300, 305, 322, 323
  4. Chemistry requirements: CHY 251, 252, 253, 254
  5. Food Science and Human Nutrition requirements: FSN 103, 340, 436, 438, 450, 482, 483, 489, 502, 520, 585, 587
  6. Mathematics requirements: MAT 126, 127 or 400 level statistics course
  7. Physics requirement: PHY 111
  8. Economics requirement: INT 110
  9. Resource Economics and Policy requirement: REP 254
  10. Computer requirement: COS 102, 103 or 104

Human Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration

  1. Satisfy core requirements of the Department
  2. Satisfy the bachelor of science requirements
  3. Biology requirement: BIO 208
  4. Biochemistry and Microbiology requirements: BMB 207, 208, 209, 210, 221, 222, 322, 323
  5. Food Science and Human Nutrition requirements: FSN 103, 202, 230, 238, 301, 340, 401, 410, 412, 420, 430
  6. Mathematics requirement: MAT 111
  7. Business requirements: BUA 201, REP 254
  8. Psychology requirement: PSY 100
  9. Pathophysiology requirement: NUR 303
  10. Computer requirement: COS 102, 103 or 104

Nutrition Science Concentration

  1. Satisfy core requirements of the Department
  2. Satisfy the bachelor of science requirements
  3. Biology requirement: BIO 200
  4. Biochemistry and Microbiology requirements: BMB 280, 300, 305, 322, 323
  5. Chemistry requirements: CHY 121, 122, 123, 124, 251, 252, 253, 254
  6. Food Science and Human Nutrition requirements: FSN 301, 401, 410, 412, 420, 430, 489
  7. Mathematics requirement: MAT 126
  8. Physics requirements: PHY 111, PHY 112
  9. Psychology requirement: PSY 100
  10. Pathophysiology requirement: NUR 303

 

   

 

Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition


Food Management Concentration

Second Year - Second Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - Second Semester


Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition


Food Science Concentration

Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition


Human Nutrition and Dietetics Concentration

Second Year - First Semester


Fourth Year - First Semester


Suggested curriculum for the B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition


Nutrition Science Concentration

First Year - Second Semester


Second Year - First Semester


Second Year - Second Semester


Third Year - Second Semester


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