Minors can complement your major or allow you to explore another discipline. A major can provide an academic background with a more specialized skill set, and a minor can provide additional foundational skills and knowledge to be a well-rounded job candidate.
Minors and Certificates
Courses emphasize human or animal nutrition, or a combination of both. A nutrition minor can assist with careers in healthcare, the food industry, or as a science or health science educator
Opportunities vary widely depending on your primary area of interest. For example, a nutrition minor might help those with backgrounds in animal or poultry science find jobs in research, technical sales/service in a feed or pharmaceutical company, or production, research and development for a livestock or poultry producer.
Dr. Natalie Cooke certifies students’ completion of the nutrition minor. You must submit certification no later than the registration period for your final semester. You must complete the minor no later than the semester you expect to graduate from your degree program.Undergraduate Requirements and Coursework Graduate Requirements and Coursework
Brewing Science and Technology Minor
This minor is only available for undergraduate students. As preparation for a career in the fermentation beverage industry, it prioritizes chemistry, microbiology, and the technologies used in the modern beer industry.
Courses emphasize a strong science component and include hands-on experience with both production-scale fermentation equipment and a quality control lab.Wolfpack Brewing Lab Undergraduate Requirements and Coursework
Food Science Minor
The food science minor gives you a competitive edge for employment in the food, pharmaceutical, and related industries in such positions as chemist, microbiologist, engineer, nutritionist, business specialist, or technical writer.
Coursework improves your knowledge and understanding of how food is produced. It also gives you the flexibility to tailor the program to complement your major.
Dr. Keith Harris certifies students’ completion of the food science minor before graduation. You must submit certification no later than the registration period for your final semester. You must complete the minor no later than the semester you expect to graduate from your degree program.Undergraduate Requirements and Coursework Graduate Requirements and Coursework
Food Safety Minor
The food safety minor is only available for graduate students. It focuses on knowledge of the food safety continuum from pre-and post-harvest to public health and ethics. You will receive training in microbiology, epidemiology, quantitative risk assessment, environmental health practices, and social sciences. Students in a master’s program or doctoral program must have all ten credits from the core courses to earn the food safety minor.
Contact Dr. Fernanda Santos for more information.Graduate Requirements and Coursework
Food Safety Certificate
The Food Safety and Quality Management certification program provides individuals with skills and knowledge of food safety, quality control, and operations management concepts useful throughout the food manufacturing supply chain. It is available through distance education to non-degree-seeking students and both undergraduate and graduate students at NC State University.
Contact Dr. Clint Stevenson for more information.Requirements