University Catalog 2024-2025

Feed Science (Certificate)

The Graduate Certificate Program in Feed Science is designed to prepare professionals or current degree program students to work in or alongside the animal food industry. The program will provide an advanced foundation in feed science technology, quality assurance and feed formulation, and feed industry leadership. The objectives of this program are for the student to acquire an understanding of the technical aspects of modern animal food manufacturing; food and ingredient quality assurance; animal food safety; feed industry regulations; facility operations, leadership, and safety; formulation; and generally how to apply technical skills to the challenges of the global animal food industry.

Program Requirements

A minimum of 12 credit hours from the prescribed list of courses and a grade of 'C-' or better in these courses is required to receive credit for the certificate. To receive a Graduate Certificate in Feed Science, a student must have a minimum 3.0 grade point average on all certificate course work. All course work must be registered through NC State University, transfer credit from other universities is not allowed. All work must be completed in four (4) calendar years, beginning from the time the application is approved by the Director of Graduate Programs.

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Admission Requirements

Applicants must have a BS/BA degree or equivalent four year degree in order to apply to the program. Individuals interested in this certificate program must contact the coordinator of the certificate program.

Applicant Information

  • Delivery Method: On-Campus, Online, Hybrid
  • Entrance Exam: None
  • Interview Required: None

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: January 15 (US and Intl)
  • Spring: October 15 (US); July 15 (Intl)

Plan Requirements

Core Courses9
Feed Manufacturing Technology
Feed and Ingrdient Quality Assurance
Comparative Nutrition
Elective Courses
Select a minimum of one of the following courses:3
Feed Mill Operations and Leadership
Feed Science Seminar
Advanced Feed Mill Practicum
Advanced Feed Formulation
Total Hours12