The concentration in Food Management under the Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science provides students with the education and background needed to gain employment in foodservice administration. The course plan emphasizes providing a scientific foundation in introductory chemistry, bacteriology and human physiology. Support courses in psychology, statistics and economics also provide a strong background. Business courses in human resource management, accounting, and labor relations are needed to provide business skills utilized in foodservice management. Numerous courses in culinary skills, foodservice production management and procurement, catering, sanitation and food science, and cultural aspects of food, as well as nutrition, provide the industry focused education needed to function in the foodservice industry in management.
All students majoring in the Food Management concentration complete both a foodservice internship for 200 hours as well as a field experience course planned for a higher level of work responsibilities with enrollment as a senior for 90 hours. Both experiences provide the students majoring in the Food Management Concentration with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to interview for foodservice management positions. A carefully prepared multi-year program of study will ensure an appropriate sequencing of required courses and students should seek early and frequent advice from departmental advisors.
There are no minimum grade requirements for the major other than an overall 2.5 average across the courses in the major. The Concentration course plan meets the Program Learning Outcomes established for the Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging . The BS degree in Nutritional Science with a Concentration in Food Management is a regimented degree plan for students who wish to develop a focused set of skills to be successful in the foodservice industry so they can apply these skills in a practical setting.
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The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.