Food Science and Human Nutrition
Admission Requirement(s): For admission to the Graduate College, a baccalaureate degree is required. It is desirable, but not required, that this degree be related to physical, biological, agricultural or engineering sciences. Required background courses include general chemistry, organic chemistry, microbiology, physics, and calculus. If you are deficient in these areas of study, you may take correspondence courses, other distance education courses, or traditional classroom courses to satisfy the necessary prerequisite requirements. If your cumulative GPA for your last 60 hours of coursework is less than a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, it is recommended that you complete 2-3 courses in the program as a non-degree student prior to applying to the program. If you are later admitted to the program, completed non-degree courses may be petitioned to count towards your degree program if you earned a grade of B or better. No more than 12 hours of non-degree coursework may be petitioned for use. The TOEFL is required of all students who have studied in a non-English speaking institution prior to attending the University of Illinois AND have not had 2 of the last 5 years of full time study at an English speaking institution, or are receiving an advanced degree (MS equivalent or better) from an English speaking institution.