Food Industry Compliance Management - B.S.

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 U.S. 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
ACCT2150Accounting for Hospitality Service Organizations3
ACCT3150Financial Management for Hospitality Service Organizations3
Major Courses
BIO2220Microbiology for Food Professionals3
FSM1001Introduction to the Food & Beverage Industry3
FSM2007Food and Beverage Technology & Application Systems3
FSM2010Medical Food Service3
FSM2012Food & Beverage Human Resources3
FSM2165Food Code and Policy3
FSM3060Front of the House Operations Management3
FSM3075Food Service and Hospitality Strategic Marketing3
FSM4160Food and Beverage Strategies and Logistics3
FSM4250Food Industry Compliance Capstone3
HSC1100Determinants of Health3
HSC1230Introduction to Public Health3
LEAD1010Foundations of Leadership Studies3
MGMT2020Organizational Behavior3
Applied/Experiential Learning
Choose 12 credits from the following:12
College of Hospitality Management Internship
Directed Experiential Education D
Study Abroad Sa
A&S Core Experience
Communications Foundation Courses 9
Rhetoric & Composition I
Rhetoric & Composition II
Communication Skills
Integrative Learning 6
Two ILS courses, one at the 2000 level and one at the 4000 level
Arts and Humanities6
Ethics: A Global Perspective
One course from ART, HIST, HUM, LIT or REL
A Survey of College Mathematics (or higher, based on student's placement)
Statistics I
Sustainability Policy and Planning
Social Sciences6
One course from ANTH, GEND, LEAD, PSCI, PSYC, RES or SOC
A&S Electives6
Introduction to Life Science
One course with an EASC attribute
Free Electives #
15 credits selected from 1000-4999 numbered offerings within the university15
Total Credits120.0

D Directed Experiential Education (DEE) opportunities are based on project availability with community partners and student eligibility. For more information, visit Experiential Education & Career Services (EE&CS). 

SaTo be eligible to count toward Applied/ Experiential Learning, a Study Abroad offering must meet certain requirements. Contact JWU Global to discuss eligible Study Abroad options for this degree program.

#  In addition to classes, free elective credits may be applied to a number of options such as internship, study abroad, Directed Experiential Education courses and courses in a specialization or minor as relevant. For students who qualify for the J2 program, up to four graduate courses may apply. Students are strongly encouraged to contact a faculty advisor before scheduling free elective credits.

Note: Students must pass MATH0010 Pre-Algebra or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in required math courses.

Note: Students must pass ENG0001 Writing Workshop or have equivalent placement scores to enroll in ILS 2000-level courses.

Internships will be available but they will not be required. For online students who do not wish to register for an internship, 3000+ level college discipline-specific courses can be taken in place of the internship.

In collaboration with academic colleges across all JWU campuses, JWU Global Study Abroad programs offer a variety of international, domestic, and digital options for major, minor, free electives, experiential learning, and transferable courses. There are many affordable options for students during a semester, winter session, spring and/or summer breaks.  Faculty-led, exchange, affiliate, and direct-enroll programs range in duration from one week to a full semester or full year. Financial aid may be applied, and some partners offer external scholarships.  Premiere programs do not qualify for JWU scholarships or grants; however federal aid is available.  Visit the study abroad website for information, program descriptions and online applications. Where will you go? Wherever you decide, make the best of your educational journey!