The food safety and nutrition option blends a strong science base with courses in nutrition, food science, food safety and food microbiology. The curriculum prepares students for employment in the food industry or in government in such areas as quality assurance, product development, research, food inspection, food plant management and consumer education. The option also provides an excellent background for a graduate program. Students in the option are encouraged to participate in the Interdisciplinary Studies Program in Food Science/Safety to further their understanding of the continuum of responsibility shared throughout the food system in ensuring that food is safe and healthful. By addition of several elective courses, students can also meet ADA course requirements.