Food Industry Compliance Management - BS

The Food Industry Compliance Management bachelor’s degree program provides a unique combination of food service, scientific, operational and management skills. The focus is on current commercial and noncommercial food safety and quality assurance compliance issues and solutions. The program also develops proficiency in developing HACCP systems and allergen awareness programs to ensure operational standards in compliance with local, state and federal codes and statues. Other areas of study include public health, food sustainability, purchasing strategies and logistics, organizational behavior, business management, critical thinking, and leadership to prepare students for a career in food safety compliance and quality assurance management. The food and beverage industry is the largest US employer besides the government. Admission to the program requires passing a national food safety manager exam that is recognized by the Conference for Food Protection.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are expected to:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to remaining current in the profession by obtaining and maintaining industry recognized certifications.
  • Effectively communicate food compliance standard practices to diverse audiences.

  • Create operational policies and procedures that will advance a food safety compliance culture.

  • Apply the major concepts and compliance practices to a variety of food production operations.

  • Analyze and interpret insights gained from decision - support tools and relevant sources to solve problems and improve organizational performance within the food service industry.

Food Industry Compliance Management

A four-year program leading to the bachelor of science degree

Business Foundations
ACCT1210Financial Accounting4.5
FIT1040Spreadsheet Design for Business Solutions4.5
MRKT1001Principles of Marketing4.5
Major Courses
COHM3799College of Hospitality Management Intermediate Internship *13.5
FSM1001Introduction to the Food Service Field4.5
FSM2010Medical Food Service4.5
FSM2165Food Code and Policy4.5
FSM3001Food Service Management Systems and Human Resource Applications4.5
FSM3060Front of the House Operations Management4.5
FSM4160Food and Beverage Strategies and Logistics4.5
FSM4250Food Industry Compliance Capstone4.5
HSC1110Determinants of Health I4.5
HSC1230Introduction to Public Health4.5
LEAD1010Foundations of Leadership Studies4.5
MGMT2020Organizational Behavior4.5
SCI1010Environmental Science4.5
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 13.5
English Composition
Advanced Composition and Communication
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 9
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities9
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM‡, LIT or REL
A Survey of College Mathematics
Sustainability Policy and Planning
Social Sciences9
One course from ANTH°°, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC or SOC
A&S Electives9
Two courses with an EASC attribute, at least one at 3000 level or higher
Free Electives #
22.5 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university22.5
Total Credits180.0

Internships will be available for the Food Industry Compliance Management program, but they will not be required. For online students who do not wish to register for an internship, three 3000+ Hospitality discipline-specific courses can be taken in place of the internship. This can include Directed Experiential Education (DEE) Courses.

Visit Courses by Subject Code for a listing of all campus courses.

‡HUM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
^BIO courses are not offered in North Miami, Charlotte or Online.
¶CAD courses are not offered Online.
±CHM courses are not offered in North Miami or Online.
°PHY courses are not offered in Charlotte.
°°ANTH courses are not offered in North Miami or Charlotte.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credit can be applied to a number of options such as Directed Experiential Education (DEE), Internship, Minor or Study Abroad. For Accelerated Master's program students, up to 3 graduate-level courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact an advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

NOTE: Students must pass MATH0010 Basic Mathematics or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math course(s).

Students who graduate with a bachelor's degree must leave Johnson & Wales University with effective writing skills. These writing skills will be assessed at the completion of ENG1021 Advanced Composition and Communication .

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Study Abroad programs offer a variety of options for major, minor, Arts & Science, and elective credit at many price points for students during the academic year and summer. Financial aid is applicable and scholarships are available. Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications.