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Grain Science and Industry

Grain Science and Industry
Kansas State University
201 Shellenberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-6161
grains@k-state.edu

Grain Science & Industry Minors for Current Students

The Department of Grain Science & Industry has 5 unique minor options available to current K-State undergraduate students. These minor options allow students to increase their expertise and marketability in a diverse range of specializations.

Bakery Science Minor

In order to obtain a Minor in Bakery Science and Management, students must:

  • Complete the required courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Take a minimum of 11 credit hours from Kansas State plus a maximum of 6 transfer credits approved by the department for a total of 17 credit hours to complete the minor requirements

Requirements

Grain science majors cannot use courses required in their major as a part of a bakery science minor.

 Bakery Science Minor

Cereal Chemistry Minor

In order to obtain a Minor in Cereal Chemistry, students must:

  • Complete the required courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Take a minimum of 11 credit hours from Kansas State plus a maximum of 6 transfer credits approved by the department for a total of 17 credit hours to complete the minor requirements

Requirements

Grain science majors cannot use courses required in their major as part of the cereal chemistry minor.

 Cereal Chemistry Minor

 

Pet Food Science Minor

In order to obtain a Minor in Pet Food Science, students must:

  • Complete the required courses with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Take a minimum of 10 credit hours from Kansas State plus a maximum of 6 transfer credits approved by the department for a total of 16 credit hours to complete the minor requirements

Requirements

Grain science majors cannot use courses required in their major as part of a pet food science minor.

 Pet Food

Grain Science & Industry Stand Alone Minors

The Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University now has capability to offer departmental minors via distance to students in process of receiving a degree from an accredited university. This opportunity will also be available to graduates of accredited programs.

This new option will allow students at other universities, who are pursuing degrees in related programs, to expand their knowledge by taking additional coursework via distance. In addition, industry professionals interested in a concentration in feed can pursue the minor from K-State.

The courses are converted to a format compatible with distance delivery, contributing to the flexibility of the program.

K-State’s Department of Grain Science & Industry is world renowned within the grain, feed, and allied industries for the quality and innovation in its education. The department is excited to be able to deliver the same caliber of education via distance to students around the world.

The grain industry as a whole is experiencing a shortage of employees with an adequate skill set or experience. With continued growth, due to new outlets of commodities, the opportunities for employment continue to grow; there is a need to educate new hires and current employees that are not graduates of the Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science & Industry’s current program.

A minor in Bakery Science and Management from Kansas State University will allow students to obtain basic knowledge in the baking science. We have been approached by industry companies, associations, and trade groups about making these minors available to non-K-State graduates so that hires without a grain based background may learn basic information to help them better understand the industry in which they are working while also allowing hires to get college credit for a minor.

Stand-alone distance delivered minor in Bakery Science and Management is subjected to the following criteria:

•The application must be approved by the Grain Science and Industry Undergraduate Program Committee in order for the student to be eligible to receive the requested minor.

•Applicants must have completed all necessary graduate requirements from an accredited 4-year university.

•Complete the required courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater

•Take a minimum of eleven credits from KSU plus a maximum of six transfer credits approved by the department for a total of seventeen hours to complete the minor requirements.

 

 MINORS PROGRAMS AND INFORMATION

•BAKERY SCIENCE MINOR


For more information on the stand alone minors, contact Huseyin Dogan (hdogan@ksu.edu).