Academic Programs Catalog

College of Veterinary Medicine

Food Safety - Master of Science

Food Safety and Toxicology - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Food Safety and Toxicology embodies the principles of prevention in public health and addresses the needs of the food industry, government and public health for their employees to be educated in the many aspects of safeguarding food supply. Education of public health professionals in food safety and toxicology provides society with public health professionals who can contribute to the prevention and control of foodborne diseases.  The Graduate Certificate in Food Safety and Toxicology is available only online.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Food Safety and Toxicology

Students must complete the following courses (18 credits):

1. All of the following courses (15 credits):  
  HM 852 Outbreak Investigations in Public Health 3
  VM 811 Evolution and Ecology of Foodborne Pathogens 3
  VM 812 Food Safety Toxicology 3
  VM 821 Food Protection and Defense 3
  VM 832 Food Safety Disease Control 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):  
  FSC 810 International Food Laws and Regulations 3
  FSC 811 U.S. Food Laws and Regulations 3