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Food Science Program Approved by Review Board

The North Dakota State University Food Science Program has been re-approved for five years by the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) Higher Education Review Board (HERB). IFT/HERB approval means that the NDSU program offers courses and degree options that meet the IFT Undergraduate Education Standards for Degrees in Food Science.
 
 

August 31, 2016

The North Dakota State University Food Science Program has been re-approved for five years by the Institute of Food Technologies (IFT) Higher Education Review Board (HERB). IFT/HERB approval means that the NDSU program offers courses and degree options that meet the IFT Undergraduate Education Standards for Degrees in Food Science, which include specific administrative and physical standards, and core and food science course offerings.

Sixty-four universities worldwide have approved undergraduate programs. NDSU has been approved since 2005, and has been re-approved every five years as required by the IFT.

The IFT education standards were developed to ensure students graduating with a B.S. degree in Food Science will be well prepared for professional development and scientific research in food industries worldwide. NDSU Food Science Program Coordinator Dr. Clifford Hall says, “The benefit of IFT/HERB approval is that those in the food industry looking to hire new graduates will know that NDSU students meet the same high level of education and experience as all approved schools.”

The official IFT mission is “to advance the science of food and its application across the global food system.” The IFT was established in 1939 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has more than 17,000 members from more than 95 countries.

For more information, go to http://www.ift.org/Community/Students/Approved-Undergrad-Programs/Education-Standards.aspx.

Author: Karen Hertsgaard, 701-231-5384,
Editor: Kamie Beeson, 701-231-7123,

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