Summary and Implications
A newly proposed minor in Meat Science provides a framework for students to study and document expertise in Meat Science. This minor utilizes an interdisciplinary curriculum that directs students in an in-depth survey of meat production, meat quality, meat safety and meat processing. It is expected that this minor will be primarily utilized by students majoring in Animal Science, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Systems Technology, or Food Science and Human Nutrition. However, enrollment in this program will be open to all undergraduate majors at Iowa State University.
This minor will advance the opportunity of Iowa State University students by integrating the technical topics in meat science with their own discipline. Such integration is in high demand in the meat and food industry. Students completing this minor will have the background required to address critical problems in the meat industry by integrating the expertise of their chosen major with a focused study in Meat Science. This will provide them with the distinct advantage in the job market, because they will be able to document their education in meat science.
Iowa State University
Lonergan, Steven M.; Huff-Lonergan, Elisabeth J.; and Sebranek, Joseph G.
"Undergraduate Minor in Meat Science,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 654, ASL R2367.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol654/iss1/116