Food Systems Industry Management - BS

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Food Systems Industry Management.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
AGEC 105 Introduction to Agricultural Economics 3
CHEM 119 Fundamentals of Chemistry I 4
ENGL 104
Composition and Rhetoric
or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
NFSC 201 Food Science 3
NFSC 210 Horizons in Nutrition and Food Science 2
 Semester Credit Hours15
ECON 202
Principles of Economics
or Principles of Economics
ENGL 210 Technical and Business Writing 3
HIST 105 History of the United States 1 3
MATH 140 Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences 3
PHYS 201 College Physics 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
ACCT 209
Survey of Accounting Principles
or Introductory Accounting
AGSM 301 Systems Analysis in Agriculture 3
HIST 106 History of the United States 3
MATH 142 Business Calculus 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
CHEM 120
Fundamentals of Chemistry II
or College Physics
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Select one of the following: 3
Introduction to Biometry  
Statistical Methods  
Statistical Methods  
Language, philosophy and culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
Third Year
AGEC 340 Agribusiness Management 3
AGSM 473 Project Management for Agricultural Systems Technology 3
ANSC 326/NFSC 326
ANSC 327/NFSC 327
Food Bacteriology
and Food Bacteriology Lab
NFSC 311 Principles of Food Processing 3
Technical elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
AGEC 314 Marketing Agricultural and Food Products 3
AGEC 330 Financial Management in Agriculture 3
AGSM 315/NFSC 315 Food Process Engineering Technology 3
AGSM 360 Occupational Safety Management 3
Technical elective 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
AGEC 453 International Agribusiness Marketing 3
AGSM 439 Management of Agricultural Systems I 3
ANSC 470/NFSC 470 Quality Assurance for the Food Industry 3
NFSC 324 Food Safety and Preventive Controls for Human Food 3
NFSC 485
Directed Studies
or Research
 Semester Credit Hours15
AGSM 440 Management of Agricultural Systems II 3
Creative arts 3
Technical electives 1 9
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours120

The Graduation requirements include a requirement for 3 hours of international and cultural diversity and 3 hours of cultural discourse. Selection must be from courses on the approved list. Selection can be courses that also satisfy the requirement for social and behavioral sciences; creative arts; language, philosophy and culture; or electives. For more information on core requirements visit the University Core Curriculum catalog page.

A total of 120 hours is required for graduation; 36 hours of 300/400 level courses are required to meet the Texas A&M University residency requirement.