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2006-07 Undergraduate Catalog

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Packaging Science
Description of the Major
The Bachelor of Science in packaging science, one of only a few such programs in the country, prepares you for immediate employment in the field. You will learn to apply fundamental principles to issues facing the packaging industry. You will understand basic functions of packages, materials used in packaging and industrial methods used to create, analyze and evaluate packaging operations and applications.

Additional information is available from your major's website.
Before Graduating You Must
  • Pass the packaging science competency test, given in four parts. One part will be given in each of the following required courses:
    • PKG 3001 Principles of Packaging
    • PKG 3103 Food Packaging
    • PKG 3009 Consumer Products Packaging
    • PKG 4011 Packaging Production and Processing
  • Complete individual and team projects in PKG 4007C and PKG 4008.
  • Satisfactorily complete the capstone design project in PKG 4905.
  • Satisfy the Florida statutory requirements for CLAST.
  • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.
Skills You Will Acquire in the Major (SLOs)
  1. Knowledge of the basic functions of a package and the materials used for packaging.
  2. Knowledge of industrial methods used to create, analyze and evaluate economic feasibility of packaging and packaging equipment.
  3. Competency to contribute to interdisciplinary teams in product/package and process development.
  4. Evaluate and develop packaging designs and operations.
  5. Demonstrate ability to articulate thoughts, ideas and results clearly in speech and in writing and in an accepted style of presentation.

Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication
PKG 3001 X        
PKG 3009         X
PKG 3103   X   X  
PKG 4007C       X  
PKG 4008   X X    
PKG 4011   X      
PKG 4252C       X  
PKG 4905     X X  
PKG 4932   X     X

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