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GCC 2013-14 Academic Catalog

Food Science (lfo) Liberal Arts Option


Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts

61-62 credits

Satisfies MassTransfer Block

Required courses

The option

Provides a strong two-year program in food science or food science engineering, similar to the first two years of a university program.

Your next step

Transfer to a Baccalaureate program in food science, food science engineering or, with modification, nutrition.


More info

The Food Science option is one focused way to complete the Liberal Arts degree at GCC. By taking courses listed in this specific option, students complete courses that will help develop 100 and 200 course level knowledge and skills in a particular field. Students are advised to work closely with their GCC advisor to select the specific courses that will help meet their specific career or transfer goals. (Note: Students who complete this option will graduate with a diploma that reads "Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts.")

Please note that transfer to many four year colleges and universities will require the completion of four semesters of World Languages. Four sequential semesters of World Language classes from GCC will fulfill any UMass-Amherst language requirement.

Learn more

Option advisor

Trish Basford, Office: S409, (413) 775-1862,

For a list of courses that can be taken online, refer to

Associate in Arts (AA) degrees

Associate in Science (AS) degrees


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