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2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Food Science and Technology

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P. Michael. Davidson, Head

Davidson, P.M., PhD - Washington State
Golden, D.A., PhD - Georgia
Draughon, F.A., PhD - Georgia
Morris, W.C., PhD - Iowa State
Associate Professors
Loveday, H.D., PhD - Kansas State
Mount, J.R., PhD - Ohio State
Zivanovic, S., PhD - Arkansas
Assistant Professors
D’Souza, D., PhD - Georgia
Harte, F.M., PhD - Washington State
Zhong, Q., PhD - North Carolina State
Emeriti Faculty
Brekke, C.J., PhD - Wisconsin
Penfield, M.P., PhD - Tennessee
Draughon, Golden, Loveday, Mount, Zivanovic

The curriculum concentrations in food science and technology include a science concentration, a technology/business concentration, and a pre-professional concentration. They prepare students to apply basic scientific and business principles to manufacturing, processing, distribution, and utilization of food products that meet the needs and desires of consumers. Coursework emphasizes the basic principles of converting raw food materials into safe acceptable consumer products. Selected commodity courses detail processing of specific types of food materials. Students entering the program should have an interest in the sciences, such as chemistry, microbiology, and biology.

Career opportunities include positions in the food industry in quality assurance, production management, marketing, governmental inspection, etc. The science concentration of course work conforms to the guidelines in the model curriculum of  the Institute of Food Technologists. The technology/business concentration allows students to obtain an agribusiness or business minor or specialization in areas such as animal science, nutrition, or others that strengthen the food science and technology major. A special problems course provides opportunity for practical training in food processing plants and laboratories or federal and state laboratories. The pre-professional concentration provides the science background necessary for medical, pharmacy, dental or veterinary medicine school and also allows the student to develop an understanding of food science principles that will apply to their chosen profession.

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