The Certificate in Food Safety & Defense program is designed to complement a graduate degree, or provide working professionals in the food industry the tools needed to advance their career and protect the human food supply. The curriculum covers topics like food microbiology, foodborne toxicants, food laws, and rapid food microbiological methods.
This program is offered through the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA); regionally accredited schools working in partnership to provide students with online opportunities. Students apply at their school of choice.
Participating schools include:
- Iowa State University
- Kansas State University
- University of Missouri-Columbia
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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School Accreditation & Licensing
Iowa State University is accredited by:
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Official College Transcript(s), Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Statement of Purpose/Intent
- Students will need to choose and apply at a single home university. Requirements may vary.