Workshops & Distance Education


workshopThe Center for Food Safety, Institute of Food Science and Engineering and the UA Department of Food Science are offering four workshops for those who would like to enhance their knowledge in the following areas:  
  • Microbiological Laboratory Logistics and Fundamentals
  • Molecular Biology and Biotechnology - For Beginners
  • Better Process Control School
  • Food Protection Workshop

Click here for workshop details, dates and registration information.

Distance Education

distance education The program is offered by the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences and is administered by the Division of Continuing Education. The degree is a 30-hour, web-based, non-thesis Master of Science degree in Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.

The degree is designed to prepare practitioners of diverse backgrounds and perspectives to address complex, environmental, social, community, and biologically based problems in agricultural industries, education, and agencies. The emphasis in food safety will provide a subject matter core of courses in food microbiology, sanitation, food processing, epidemiology, food law, HACCP applications, human diseases, and other quality control areas facing the food industry.

Program Requirements:
  • 30 hours of graduate level work including the following:
    • a minimum of 15 hours from within the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food, and Life Sciences
    • 9 hours in a defined emphasis area of study
    • a 3-hour special problem for which a technical paper will be developed an approved 6-hour thesis project in one of the academic departments 
  • The successful completion of an oral or written examination upon fulfillment of degree requirements.
  • A cumulative grade point average of 2.85 or higher.
  • The completion of an exit interview.
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