Certificate Requirements

eating watermelonEach student must complete a minimum of 12 graduate credit hours within the program and will consist of the required Core Courses (8 to 9 credit hours) and selected Elective Courses (3 to 4 credit hours).

Core Courses

  • A Muiltidisciplinary Overview of Food Safety and Security
  • Microbiology of Food
  • Principles of HACCP
  • Foodborne Toxicants

Elective Courses

  • Principles of Food Defense for the Food Industry
  • Advanced food Biotechnology
  • Food Laws, Regulations, and the Regulatory Process
  • Rapid Methods in Food Microbiology
  • Microbiology of Fermented Foods
  • Risk Assessment for Food, Ag, and Vet Medicine
  • Trade and Agriculture Health

It is possible that a student may have already taken one or more of these courses or their equivalent on another graduate degree or certificate program. Upon approval by the major professor, up to 3 hours of credit could be accepted toward the 12 hour minimum required for this certificate.

Each student must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Contact GPIDEA

For more information about the Great Plains IDEA program at Kansas State University, please contact:

Kansas State University
119 Ice Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506