2005-2007 Academic Catalog
Foods and Nutrition in Business
Department: Family, Consumer and Nutritional Sciences
Department Chair: Debra Sheats
Program Options: B.A., B.S.
The foods and nutrition in business major will prepare you for a professional career in the food industry. As part of the program, you will complete at least one internship in the food industry in a local food company such as Land O’ Lakes, Novartis or General Mills. You will also complete at least 12 credits from courses offered by the Business Administration Department. For many foods and nutrition in business majors, the completion of a major or minor in business is helpful. You also may pursue graduate study in food science or nutrition. As a graduate, you are prepared for a variety of careers such as writing about food, test kitchen opportunities, product development and quality control.
The Center for Women, Science and Technology is a great resource for foods and nutrition in business majors. It seeks to research and promote women-centered, innovative teaching and learning experiences in science and technology; develop strategies that foster and enable women’s pursuit of science and technology fields at all stages of education; support student-faculty collaborative research and advance the College of St. Catherine’s leadership in preparing teachers and professionals who have a strong grounding in mathematics, science and technology. The Center invites and encourages student involvement. Center projects foster collaboration and include 3M Research Grants that support faculty and students who collaborate in conducting original projects based on mutual interests in science/technology; especially those that encourage interdepartmental work in fields where women are underrepresented such as food science with engineering.
As an entering first year student you will be eligible for one of two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per year for four years. To compete for this scholarship, you must:
• Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average
• Participate in extracurricular activities
• Apply and be accepted to St. Kate’s by February 15
See also: Dietetics, Family and Consumer Science, Foods and Nutrition: Science, Foodservice Management.
(Note: Courses marked with the (+) symbol are offered alternate years.)
FSNU 3000 Nutrition or FSNU 2200 Food, Nutrition and You
FSNU 2660 Intercultural Foods: Western +
FSNU 2670 Intercultural Foods: Eastern +
FSNU 2900 Food Science
FSNU 4210 Experimental Foods +
FSNU 4250 Issues in the American and World Food Supply +
FSNU 4604 Internship or FSNU 4954 Independent Study
Plus at least 12 credits from the following list:
FSNU 2994 Topics
FSNU 3250 Sports Nutrition
FSNU 3500 Foodservice Systems Management +
FSNU 3550 Financial Management and Foodservice Design +
FSNU 3600 Foodservice Operations Management
FSNU 4200 Community Nutrition
FSNU 4220 Sensory Evaluation +
FSNU 4300 Advanced Nutrition
FSNU 4350 Medical Nutrition Therapy I
FSNU 4400 Medical Nutrition Therapy II
FSNU 4954 Independent Study
EDUC 3770 Educational Methods In Dietetics and Nutrition
MRCH 3300 Non-Store Retailing
Required supporting work:
BIOL 2200 Microbiology
BIOL 2520 Human Physiology
CHEM 1010 General Chemistry for Health Sciences or CHEM 1110, 1120, 2010, 2020, 4400 or BIOL/CHEM 3400
(for product development, a chemistry minor is suggested)
ECON 2610 Principles of Microeconomics or ECON 2620 Principles of Macroeconomics
PSYC 1001 General Psychology with Lab
PSYC 2050 Statistical Methods in Psychology
Plus at least 12 credits from the following courses. For many students, the completion of a major or minor in business is helpful.
ACCT 2110 Financial Accounting
ACCT 2130 Managerial Accounting
BUSI 3650 Business Law
MGMT 2400 Principles of Management
MKTG 2300 Introduction to Marketing (2 credits)
MKTG 4300 Advanced Marketing
SALE 2330 Introduction to Selling (2 credits)
SALE 3330 Professional Sales: Customer Centered Selling
Plus one of the following classes:
COMM 1030 Speaking to Lead and Influence
COMM 2020 Communication Dynamics in Interpersonal Relationships
COMM 2090 Communication and Conflict in Groups and Teams
COMM 3100 Communicating Across Cultures: Identities and Differences
Foods and nutrition in business majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing FSNU 4210. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing intensive courses (CORE 1000 and CORE 3990, and one other writing intensive course in this or another department).
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