Undergraduate Minors

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Minors can be an excellent way to diversify your education by getting a base of understanding in a subject outside of your current major. Successfully completing a minor means it will also show up on your transcript. The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition currently offers two minors.

Food Science

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The minor in Food Science is designed to broaden the student’s knowledge of science and in particular food chemistry, food microbiology,
and food engineering. The Food Science minor is suitable for students who intend to pursue careers in engineering, microbiology, chemistry,
scientific journalism, hospitality management, or science secondary education.

Students should be aware that some courses require prerequisites. A minimum 2.5 GPA is required for enrollment in this minor.

Courses in the minor cannot be completed Credit/No-Credit.

Food Science Minor Requirements

Minor Advising information available from:

Dr. Sihui Ma
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
455 Bevier Hall
905 S. Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
sihuima@illinois.edu
(217) 300-6760

 

Nutrition

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The minor in Nutrition is designed to broaden the student’s knowledge of the biological sciences, with a particular emphasis on the science
of nutrition. The field of nutrition is interdisciplinary. A minor in nutrition would benefit those students who intends to pursue careers in
the food industry, kinesiology, or those planning to enter the medical, dental, or veterinary professions.

A minimum 3.0 GPA is required for enrollment in this minor.

Courses in the minor cannot be completed Credit/No-Credit.

Nutrition Minor Requirements

Minor Advising information available from:

Toni Marie Burkhalter
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
499 Bevier Hall
burkhalt@illinois.edu
300-6684