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Minors

Agricultural Business Management Minor

The Agricultural Business Management minor requires satisfactory completion of specifically designated courses and electives totaling a minimum of 32 quarter units.

Animal Science Minor

Non-majors may elect to minor in Animal Science by completing a minimum of 32 units, 9 of which must be upper division.

Culinology ® Minor

Culinology ® is the blending of culinary arts and food science and technology. This is an interdisciplinary minor offered jointly by the Human Nutrition and Food Science Department of the College of Agriculture and the Collins School of Hospitality Management. This minor is particularly suited for students majoring in Food Science and Technology, Foods and Nutrition, Chemistry and related sciences, as well as students in Hospitality Management with an interest in culinary arts and food science.

Environmental Health Specialist Minor

The Environmental Health Specialist Minor is an interdisciplinary program which may be pursued by majors in any field. Its purpose is to prepare students for careers in Environmental Health by meeting the standards for the state internship program. State-employed specialists enforce and administer laws governing water, food, and air contamination, noise, land use planning, occupational health hazards, and animal vectors of disease. The minor is particularly suitable for students majoring in Biology.

A full description of the minor is provided in the University Programs section of the catalog.

Fashion Merchandising Minor

This interdisciplinary minor is designed for students other than AMM majors who seek additional study in the fashion industry. The minor provides students with a background in both fashion as well as business to better prepare them to seek employment in fashion related fields. The minor in Fashion Merchandising is administered jointly by the Departments of Apparel Merchandising and Management and International Business and Marketing.

The attainment of a minor in Fashion Merchandising is accomplished by appropriate selection, timely scheduling, and satisfactory completion of specifically designated courses and electives totaling a minimum of 35 quarter units.

Food Science & Technology Minor

The Food Science and Technology minor was designed to provide students basic principles and concepts that will improve their knowledge and understanding of food from a scientific perspective and of the use of technology to transform raw food materials. The minor provides students an overview of the field of food science and technology, basic aspects of food safety, and current issues about commercially processed foods. In addition, the students will have the opportunity to further explore specific areas in food science and technology through elective course work. The minor will broaden career opportunities for students following closely related majors such as nutrition science, dietetics, animal science, chemistry, biology, and chemical engineering. Science students take most of the pre-requisite courses as part of the curriculum for their major.

Foods and Nutrition Minor

The purpose of the minor in Foods and Nutrition is to help students understand the role that nutrients play in maintaining good health. The Foods and Nutrition minor requires satisfactory completion of specifically designated courses and electives totaling a minimum of 33 quarter units.

International Agricultural Business Management Minor

The International Agricultural Business Management minor requires satisfactory completion of specifically designated courses and electives totaling a minimum of 30 quarter units.

Physiology Minor

The Physiology minor is an interdisciplinary program which can be elected by students majoring in any field. Its purpose is to improve the training and advising of students in order to facilitate their pursuit of careers in biomedical fields utilizing a knowledge of Physiology. It is particularly appropriate for students majoring in Animal Science. A full description of the minor is provided in the University Programs section of this catalog.

Plant Science Minors

Minors may be taken by students majoring in Plant Science. The minor requires satisfactory completion of specifically designated courses and electives totaling a minimum of 28 quarter units. The following minors are offered:

  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Agronomy
  • Pest Management
  • Soil Science
  • Landscape Irrigation Design

Quantitative Research Minor

The Quantitative Research minor is an interdisciplinary program which can be taken by students majoring in any field other than Mathematics. Its purpose is to prepare students to conduct quantitative analyses in their chosen discipline. Students acquire practical experience using statistics, principles of experimental design, survey and data analysis techniques. This minor is particularly suited for students majoring in Animal Science. A full description of this minor is included in the University Programs section of this catalog.