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Food Science and Human Nutrition

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Program URL: http://fshn.illinois.edu/online

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Program Type: Master's Degree

Award Conferred: M.S.

Total Number of Credit Hours: 32 Sem. Hr(s).

The University of Illinois Food Science and Human Nutrition (FSHN) department is proud to offer food science and human nutrition courses online in live synchronous sessions.
All required lecture-based courses are delivered in live synchronous online sessions using distance education technology. This technology offers several features including:

  • Live lectures from instructors (with optional video)
  • Breakout spaces for group activities
  • Real-time question and answer sessions
  • In-class student presentations
  • Live chat space and ability for students and instructors to use microphones
The program offers one to three courses each semester, including summer. A full list of courses planned through 2014 is available on the program website listed below. Courses cover topics such as food chemistry, food microbiology, food engineering, food packaging, human nutrition, sensory evaluation, water activity, membrane separations, experimental design, sanitation, biochemistry, and fermented and distilled beverages. The off-campus Food Science MS degree program was created in 1973 and over 200 students have obtained their MS degrees through the program.


Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning
901 West University Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801-
Phone: (217) 333-1462
E-mail: online-info@illinois.edu

Dawn Bohn 
Director of Off-Campus Programs
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition
349 Bevier Hall
905 South Goodwin Ave
Urbana, IL 61801-
Phone: (217) 333-0881
E-mail: fshn-online@illinois.edu
Web page: http://fshn.illinois.edu/online


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