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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Food Science

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Associate of Arts | FOOD.SCI.AA | Transfer Program
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Program Description

This is the recommended program of study for students planning to pursue a B.S. in Food Science at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP). Working closely with the department chair and Advising is strongly recommended in order to meet UMCP’s CORE requirements.

Graduates of the Food Science Concentration will be able to:

  • Apply the principles of chemical, physical, and microbiological sciences to foods
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the relationships between food complexity and food processing
  • Apply critical thinking and abstract reasoning to current research in food manufacture and safety
  • Communicate effectively using basic scientific and nutrition terminology
  • Transfer into a bachelor’s degree program at a four-year institution

General Education Courses (32 Credits)

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Sequence of Study - Food Science Concentration A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

1st Semester

Total: 14 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 15 Credits

3rd Semester

Total: 16 Credits

4th Semester

Total: 15 Credits

Program Total: 60 Credits

Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.

Double asterisk (**) denotes a course that is an institutional requirement.


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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