Food Science Courses  ( For each course syllabus, please click here.)

The Food Science program requires students to successfully complete a series of courses. Students must be aware of the requirements, in essence the prerequisites for all courses. In an effort to facilitate students seamlessly moving through the Food Science program this page contains all courses and prerequisites for those courses required to meet expectations of the Food Science program. The list provided is subject to change.  

EXPERIENCE- BASED EDUCATION (EBE): Please scroll down for information on all available courses and learning contract form for Research-based Learning (11:400:493) and Internship-based Learning (11:400:494).  

Course # NAME OF COURSE SEMESTER OFFERED CREDITS PRE-REQS Certified for SEBS & SAS learning Goals
11:400:103 SCIENCE OF FOOD Fall, Summer 3 NONE NS- e

11:400:104

FOOD AND HEALTH Spring 3 NONE NS-e & f
11:400:106 FOOD AS MEDICINE Fall, Summer

3 NONE NS-e & f
11:400:107 FOODS: FROM FIELD TO TABLE Spring 3 NONE CCO
Course # NAME OF COURSE SEMESTER OFFERED CREDITS PRE- & CO- REQUISITES
11:400:201 PRINCIPLES OF
FOOD SCIENCE
Fall 3 Pre-reqs:
General Chemistry (01:160:161 and 162) &
General Biology (01:119:115 and 116)
along with�pre- or co-reqs:
Elementary Organic Chemistry (01:160:209) OR
Organic Chemistry (01:160:307)
11:400:202 PRINCIPLES OF
FOOD SCIENCE- LAB
Fall 2 Pre- or co- req:
Principles of Food Science
(11:400:201)
Course # NAME OF COURSE SEMESTER OFFERED CREDITS PRE- & CO- REQUISITES

11:400:301 FOOD PROCESSING TECHNOLOGIES Fall 4 NONE
(Physics I 01:750:193 or 201 or 203 & 205 &
Calculus I 01:640:135 or 151 - starting Fall 2018)
11:400:302 FOOD PROCESS ENGINEERING Spring 4 Physics I (01:750: 193 or 201 or 203 and 205) &
Physics II (01:750:194 or 202 or 204 & 206) &
Calculus I (01:640:135 or151) &
Calculus II (01:640:136 or 138 or 152) &
Food processing Technologies (11:400:301)
11:400:304 FOOD ANALYSIS Spring 4 Pre-req:
Principles of Food Science (11:400:201) &

Pre-or co-req (for Research option only):
Organic Chemistry (01:160:308)
11:400:314 CURRENT ISSUES IN
FOOD SCIENCE & FOOD LAWS
Spring 2 Principles of Food Science (11:400:201)
Course # NAME OF COURSE SEMESTER OFFERED CREDITS

PRE-& CO- REQUISITES

11:400:405 SENSORY EVALUATION
OF FOODS
Fall 3 Basic Statistics for Research
(11:960:211 OR 285 OR 401)
11:400:410 NUTRIGENOMICS
(previously known as NUTRACEUTICALS IN FUNCTIONAL FOODS, HERBS, AND SUPPLEMENTS)
Spring 3 General Chemistry (01:160:161-162) &
General Biology (11:119:115-117) &
Nutrition and Health (11:709:255) OR
Food and Health (11:400:104) OR
Science of Food (11:400:103)
Course # NAME OF COURSE SEMESTER OFFERED CREDITS PRE-& CO- REQUISITES
11:400:411

FOOD CHEMISTRY
WITH LAB
Fall

4

Pre-req:
Principles of Food Science (11:400:201) &

Pre- or co-req:
Biochemistry (11:115:301 or 403)
11:400:412 FOOD PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Spring 3 Pre-reqs:
Food Processing Technologies (11:400:301) &
Current Issues in Food Science and Food Law (11:400:314) &
Food Chemistry (11:400:411)&
Sensory Evaluation of Foods (11:400:405) &

Co-req:
Food Microbiology (11:400:423)
11:400:419 FOOD PHYSICAL SYSTEMS Fall 3 Physics I (01:750: 193 or 201 or 203 and 205) &
Physics II (01:750:194 or 202 or 204 & 206) &
Calculus I (01:640:135 or151) &
Calculus II (01:640:136 or 138 or 152) &
Biochemistry (11:115:301 or 403)
11:400:422

FOOD SAFETY: FADS, FACTS & POLITICS Spring 3 NONE
11:400:423 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY Spring 3 Pre-req:
General Microbiology (01: 447:390 OR 11:680:390)
11:400:424 FOOD MICROBIOLOGY LAB Spring 1 Co-req
Food Microbiology (11:400:423)
11:400:450 FOOD SCIENCE SENIOR SURVEY Spring 0 NONE
Open to graduating seniors only; by arrangement
11:400:493 EXPERIENCE-BASED EDUCATION
Research-based Learning
Fall
Spring
Summer
3-6 By arrangement with Faculty Advisor
11:400:494 EXPERIENCE-BASED EDUCATION
Internship-based Learning
List of EBE Courses:
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Guidelines for EBE courses:
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EBE Learning Contract Form in PDF:
�http://foodsci.rutgers.edu/undergrad/EBE Learning Contract.pdf

EBE Learning Contract Form in Word Format: http://foodsci.rutgers.edu/undergrad/EBE Learning Contract.docx

Upon completion of EBE, all students registered for 11:400:493/494 must submit their forms in Canvas site for the course, by the end of the semester.