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  • Packaging Science

    Packaging science is an excellent area of concentration for students in engineering science and business-related disciplines. All companies that produce physical products deal with packaging. Most companies employ teams of packaging professionals from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines. Packaging plays a key role in competitive advantage in the marketplace, and packaging is always changing and improving.

    About this Minor

    The packaging industry requires creative thinkers and problem solvers to continue to improve environmental sustainability, quality and packaging efficiency. This minor provides exposure to the tools and knowledge required to solve practical problems in packaging and will help students to gain employment in the packaging industry.

    Students applying for the minor must obtain written approval from their academic advisor and the undergraduate coordinator in packaging science at least two semesters before graduation.

    The minor is open to all students.

    This minor offered by the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences differs from the Packaging Engineering specialization in the Biological Engineering degree. While both sets of curriculum use overlapping courses, the major is available only available to students of the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering.

    Required Courses

    Choose 12 credits
    Courses Credits
    PKG 3001 Principles of Packaging 3
    ​PKG 3103 Food Packaging ​3
    ​PKG 4008 Distribution and Transport Packaging ​3
    ​PKG 4011 Packaging Production and Processing ​3
    ​PKG 4101C Computer Tools for Packaging ​3

    Advisor-approved Technical Elective

    Courses Credits
    Selected from approved electives in Packaging, Food Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science & Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Horticultural Science, Biological Science, Marketing, and Advertising. Other electives, including internships and co-ops, are subject to approval of the packaging science minor advisor. 3
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minors: packaging-science