Online Master of Science in Regulatory Science – Food Safety
In this Master of Science in regulatory science with a concentration in food safety, you’ll focus on the regulatory and compliance aspects of the food supply chain. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the regulatory landscape and develop the knowledge and skills needed for a career in food safety and regulation.
Next start date: 01/08/2024
Total classes: 11
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 33
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What is food safety and regulation?
Food safety focuses on the safe handling, distribution, selling and preparation of food. Depending on the position, professionals in the food safety industry may:
- Assess food safety hazards.
- Conduct site inspections.
- Create food safety policies.
- Develop preventative food safety procedures.
Regardless of the role, the central goals of food safety and regulation are to protect consumers’ safety, reduce health risks and ensure a wholesome food supply chain.
What will I learn in a food safety degree concentration?
This food safety degree concentration covers food protection concerns and regulations throughout the food supply chain from distribution to the retail market. Courses examine food safety regulations from local, state and federal agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
In this regulatory science degree, you’ll explore aspects of food safety, including inspection, hazard analysis, safe food practices and the handling of food emergencies. You’ll also learn how to identify food safety issues and gain an understanding of the ethical and legal challenges of food safety and regulation.
Online food safety and regulatory science degree courses
Courses in the food safety degree concentration prepare you to identify and prevent food contamination through regulations and food safety best practices. This regulatory science degree incorporates a transdisciplinary approach, meaning you’ll also learn the fundamentals of clinical research and regulations of medical products. Courses include:
Drug Discovery, Development and Regulations
Fundamentals of Regulatory Affairs
Global Regulatory Affairs
Legal Aspects of Clinical Research
Quality Assurance and Clinical Research
Responsible Conduct of Clinical Research
Assessing Food Safety and Developing Policy Procedures and Training
Food Safety and Protection
What can I do with an online food safety degree concentration?
Upon graduating from this food safety degree concentration program, you’ll be well suited for a variety of jobs in food safety and regulatory science. In particular, this degree helps to prepare you for local, state and federal regulatory careers in agencies such as the FDA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, state and county health departments and food manufacturers. Regulatory science and food safety careers may include, but aren’t limited to:
Admission requirements for the food safety degree concentration
Applicants to the online food safety master’s degree must fulfill the requirements of both the Graduate College and the Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation.
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