1997-98 UAF Catalog

Degrees and Programs

Course Description Index

Food Science and Nutrition

School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences
School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management
Cross-School Program
(907) 474-7289/(907) 474-5550

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.

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 Internship