Graduate Certificate in Food Safety

The Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University offers a Graduate Certificate in Food Safety. The certificate is designed for graduate students interested in food microbiology, HACCP, sanitation, regulatory affairs, and quality control or assurance. The Graduate Certificate in Food Safety requires 12-credit hours of from any of the following courses:

  • ANSC 657/FSTC 657, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) System
  • DASC 606/FSTC 606, Microbiology of Foods
  • ANSC 637, Food Safety: Policy, Regulations, and Issues
  • ANSC 697/FSTC 697, Applied Microbiology for Foods of Animal Origin: Processing, Sanitation, and Sanitary Design
  • VIBS 615, Food Hygiene
  • VIBS 619, Food Toxicology II

This program is available to graduate students pursuing any graduate degree at Texas A&M University. Upon completion, students will be prepared to meet the demands of careers in the area of food safety, and formal documentation of completing this program will be placed on the student’s transcript. Please contact Kerri B. Gehring at or (979) 862-3643 for more information.

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