Food Science

Associate in Arts Degree

This transfer plan is designed to help you prepare to transfer to a Florida public university as a junior to complete a four-year Bachelor’s degree in Food Science. The courses within the transfer plan are placed within the General Education requirements and/or the elective credit requirements to earn your Associate in Arts degree; students can only earn one Associate in Arts degree. Please note that the specific university chosen for transfer may have additional requirements than those listed here. For specific transfer information, meet with a Valencia advisor to review your transfer plans, and check the transfer institution catalog for specific degree requirements. Students are strongly encouraged to take electives that relate to their intended Bachelor’s degree program.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take SLS 1122 (3 credits), ENC1101 (3 credits), and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected transfer plan (3 credits). The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.A. For specific course recommendations and sequencing, you can create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Financial Aid

In order to be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status for financial aid, courses for which you are enrolled must count toward your Associate in Arts degree (36 credits of general education and 24 credits of electives). Courses listed in this transfer plan may not be eligible for and calculated in your enrollment status financial aid if you took other course work outside of this transfer plan (examples include prior course work from prerequisites, changing a major, and transfer course work not included in this plan).

Common Prerequisites

These are courses that are required for the noted major at Florida public universities. For more information on common prerequisites, check the statewide advising manual at flvc.org.

Math Pathways

A Math Pathway is the recommended math course sequence that leads to completion of the General Education math requirement that a student would take within his/her Meta-Major. The Meta-Majors are a collection of eight academic clusters that have related courses. The intent of selecting a Meta-Major is to help you choose a major and degree based on your interests, knowledge, skills and abilities. The recommended math pathway for this transfer plan is the Arts/Humanities/Communications/Design path; see the program requirements tab for specific courses. Advisors are available on all campuses to discuss Meta-Majors and to help you review transfer institution catalogs for specific math requirements.

Communications Credits
ENC 1101FRESHMAN COMPOSITION I +*~3
SPC 1608FUNDAMENTALS OF SPEECH ~3
ENC 1102Freshman Comp II +*~3
SLS 1122New Student Experience ~3
Humanities Credits
Humanities See Gen Ed Core Requirements ~3
HumanitiesSee Gen Ed Institutional Requirements +*~ (GR)3
Mathematics Credits
MAC 2311CALCULUS WITH ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I +*~#^15
STA 2023Statistical Methods +*~#3
Science Credits
BSC 1010CGENERAL BIOLOGY I +*~#14
BSC 1011CGENERAL BIOLOGY II +*~#^14
Social Science Credits
ECO 2013Principles of Economics-Macro ~#3
POS 2112STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT +*~ (GR)3
Additional Common Prereequisites
MCB 2010CMICROBIOLOGY +*~#4
CHM 1045CGENERAL CHEMISTRY WITH QUALITATIVE ANALYSIS +*~#14
CHM 1046CGen Chem Qual Analysis II +*~#14
Electives or Foreign Language Credits8
Total Credit Hours60
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This course must be completed with a grade of C or better. 

*

This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.

~

 This is a General Education course.

(GR)

Denotes a Gordon Rule course. 

#

This course is a common prerequisite stated for the degree listed in flvc.org.

^

 This course may have a prerequisite if a student has not placed directly into the course.

1

 Students must have an overall g.p.a. of 2.0 or better and 2.5 in these courses, considering all attempts, with a C or better in each

Notes:

We recommend students who want to fulfill additional requirements in Food Science with the University of Florida consider taking the following additional courses as elective credit if there is room in the plan of study:

  • CHM 2210C ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I                         
  • CHM 2211C ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 
  • ENC 1210 Technical Communication             
  • HUN 1201 The Science of Nutrition 

Students may transfer all the hours they have completed, but only 60 will count toward the 120 required for the degree. If, for example the student has completed 70 transferable hours, they will still need to take 60 credits at UF, but if in those 70 hours they have completed additional degree requirements beyond Gen Ed and the admission requirements (e.g., MCB 2010C MICROBIOLOGY), those courses will count toward the degree and the student will have more elective opportunity for a minor.