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Food Science and Human Nutrition

University of Wyoming
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Program description

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Food science is the application of basic sciences to the processing, quality control, storage, distribution and consumer use of food products. The microbiological, chemical and physical characteristics of foods as related to food processing and product quality are studied. Major emphasis is placed in the area of animal food products.

Admission requirements

Program Specific Admission Requirements

Recommended prerequisites for students entering the program:

  • One semester of organic chemistry (may include laboratory)
  • Human or animal nutrition, anatomy and physiology
  • Introductory statistics

Admission requirements include:

  • A bachelor’s degree based on a four-year curriculum from an institution accredited by one of the regional associations of the Commission on Institution of Higher Education or equivalent.
  • A grade point average of 3.000 or higher in the previous degree.
  • A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score. The GRE is considered in the admissions process, with a required minimum score of 150 on the Verbal section and 141 on the Quantitative section.
  • For international students whose native language is not English, a minimum TOEFL score of 76 or an official IELTS score of 6.5.
  • International students must also provide evidence of adequate financial resources.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

  • Food and Our Well Being
  • Principles of Meat Animal Evaluation
  • Principles of Meat Science and Muscle Biology
  • Livestock Slaughter Practicum
  • Carcass Fabrication
  • Meat Processing
  • Introduction to Meat Judging
  • Advanced Meat Judging
  • Applied Food Chemistry
  • Food Microbiology
  • Laboratory Techniques in Food Microbiology
  • Problems in Food Science
  • Food Safety
  • Undergraduate Teaching Practicum
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology Laboratory
  • Advanced Problems and Topics
  • Seminar in Food Science and Nutrition
  • Practicum in College Teaching
  • Continuing Registration: Off Campus
  • Enrichment Studies
  • Thesis Research
  • Dissertation Research
  • Internship

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The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...

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1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie

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