1997-98 UAF Catalog
Degrees and Programs
Course Description Index
Food Science and Nutrition
School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences/
Food Science is the study of the chemical, biological, and engineering aspects of food and its components. Knowledge from diverse scientific disciplines is integrated to develop new methods for the processing and fabrication of foods while assuring safe, nutritious, and acceptable products. From a chemical, microbiological, and physical standpoint, food is the most complex of all natural products. Whereas food science is a high-technology field, the results of research and development reach people and animals daily, as safe, nutritious, and acceptable foods.
School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management
Cross-School Program (907) 474-7289/(907) 474-5550
The Food Science and Nutrition (FSN) program at UAF emphasizes the food uses of fisheries, game, and other traditional foods. The program provides UAF students majoring in a natural science, engineering, northern agriculture, or management with a strong emphasis area in food science and nutrition. The food industry is the largest employer in the United States and job openings are available for people trained as food technologists.
The following undergraduate courses are currently offered as part of the FSN program.
- NRM 122 -- Food Facts, Fads and Consumer Choices
- FISH 261 -- Introduction to Seafood Science and Nutrition
- NRM 305 -- Nutrition for Children, Adolescents and Adults
- NRM 310 -- Agriculture Concepts
- NRM 321 -- Applied Animal Nutrition
- NRM 420 -- Animal Nutrition and Metabolism
- NRM 445 -- Managing Food Production Systems
- FSN 460-K (FISH 460-K) -- Food Science and Technology
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