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.
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.Requirements and Coursework
Brewing Science and Technology Minor
The brewing science and technology minor prepares you for a career in the fermentation beverage industry. It prioritizes chemistry, microbiology, and the technologies used in the modern beer industry. This minor offers a strong science component and hands-on experience with both production-scale fermentation equipment and a quality control lab.NCSU Brewing Lab
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.Requirements and Coursework
Graduate Food Safety Minor
The graduate food safety minor 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. Clint Stevenson for more information.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