Credits: 15, completed with minimum grades of C
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.
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 adviser and the undergraduate coordinator in packaging science at least two semesters before graduation. An adviser is available in Frazier Rogers Hall.
The minor is open to all UF students.
Required Courses: 12 credits
|PKG 3001 Principles of Packaging
|PKG 3103 Food Packaging
|PKG 4008 Distribution and Transport Packaging
|PKG 4101C Computer Tools for Packaging
Adviser-approved Technical Elective: 3 credits
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|Selected from approved courses in Food Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Horticultural Science, Biological Science, Marketing and Advertising. Other electives are subject to approval of the adviser in the packaging science minor.