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Special Course Offerings

In July, K-State Olathe is offering a food science "boot camp" for undergraduate and graduate students living in Greater Kansas City. It consists of food science courses and lab work that are taught in an accelerated format at the K-State Olathe campus. 

K-State students earn academic credit that counts toward their degree program, and non-K-State students can have the credit transferred to another university. 

Students can enroll in the lecture and the lab independently. 

Food science courses available 

Both courses can be taken for either undergraduate or graduate credit. These courses also can be taken as electives for other programs that require STEM electives. Students can choose to enroll in both courses or just one course. 

FDSCI 600. Food Microbiology | Section OA-12073


Credits: 2

This course deals with the isolation, identification, enumeration and characterization of bacteria, yeasts, molds and other microbes associated with foods and food processing. Effects of physical and chemical agents on microorganisms will be studied. Microbiological problems in food spoilage, food preservation, food fermentation and foodborne diseases will be discussed.

Prerequisite: BIOL 455 or equivalent


Course details

The first two weeks of classes (July 3-16) are online. The second two weeks (July 17-28) are in-person at the K-State Olathe campus. This consists of an instructional lecture from 8 a.m. to noon every Monday through Friday. 

FDSCI 601. Food Microbiology Lab | Section OA-12074


Credits: 2

Laboratory procedures involving isolation, identification, enumeration and characterization of bacteria, yeasts, molds and other microbes associated with foods and food processing. 

Prerequisite: FDSCI 600 or concurrent enrollment


Course details

The first two weeks of classes (July 3-16) are online. The second two weeks (July 17-28) are in-person at the K-State Olathe campus. This consists of a lab component from 1-5 p.m. every Monday through Friday.

How to enroll

Enrollment starts March 31 and is open through July 2. 

Students already admitted to Kansas State University


Students who are currently admitted to Kansas State University can enroll via KSIS

Need help? Check out these step-by-step instructions on how to enroll in KSIS.

New graduate students


Graduate students who are either degree-seeking or non-degree-seeking should seek admission through the Graduate School's online application

New undergraduate students


New undergraduate students seeking a degree from Kansas State University should enroll through the university's main Admissions page. 

Undergraduates non-degree seeking/Undergraduates studying at another university


Undergraduate students who are not pursuing a degree from Kansas State University should complete this non-degree admission form

 


 

Instructor

Sara Gragg

Sara Gragg

Assistant Professor of Food Science 
saragragg@k-state.edu

Need help with enrollment?

Kimberly Ramacciotti

Kimberly Ramacciotti 
Director of Student Services
913-307-7313
olatheapp@k-state.edu