Meat Culinology
Certificate Degree: Undergraduate Certificate Program Type: Online Interest: Animal Science Interest: Nutrition & Health Sciences

Designed to optimize eating satisfaction, Culinology® studies the physical, chemical and sensory properties of food, together with its handling, processing and production. It's the perfect blend of the science of food design and development.

We're the first institution to develop a Meat Culinology® Certificate program.

Why Study Meat Culinology®

The program concentrates on meat because it is the center of most meals and is the major portion of the food budget in the food service industry. Proper handling and preparation is paramount to the success of a meal and a food establishment.

Faculty who developed this program know food industry professionals are busy. With little time to take courses on campus, the online program allows you the opportunity to advance your education and career by learning more about the science and art of meat.

Benefits of the program

  • Gain an edge in the competitive workforce
  • Become a valuable asset for your employer
  • Receive certificate of completion of HACCP coursework
  • Gain more earning potential in the field
  • Become a meat culinologist
  • Interact with highly qualified faculty and professionals

Tuition & Fees For Meat Culinology

Application & Admission

Admission Requirements

A 2-year associate degree from an accredited institution in a related field or high school diploma, G.E.D. and experience.

Admission Procedure

  1. Complete the certificate program application
  2. Pay the application fee
  3. Provide proof of high school graduation or equivalent (G.E.D.)

Program & Courses

The Meat Culinology® Certificate program consists of 6 courses, (18 credit hours) that will teach you everything from harvest to consumption of livestock and poultry.

  • Undergraduate certificate programs require all credits be earned through UNL
  • You can finish the certificate in as little as 18 months, although most will finish in 2 years
View Catalogs & Courses

Transferring Credits

Each degree program within the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is responsible for evaluating transfer credit and determining how the credit will apply to your specific degree program.

The evaluation of transfer credit is based on a review of the comparability of the nature, content and level of the learning experience and its appropriateness to the degree program.

If you're interested in transferring credit, you will need to consult with the UNL academic department associated with your major.

Career Services

If you’re enrolled as a degree seeking student in a UNL program you’ll have access to the same career services as on-campus students. Don’t live in the immediate area? We’ll come to you by providing phone or Skype consultations.

After you graduate, the Nebraska Alumni Association will continue to help with resources and events for job seekers.


Online courses are taught by the same award-winning professors and researchers who teach on-campus classes.

Faculty advisers will help you choose courses that will define your personal and career goals while completing your degree.

Animal Science Department

College of Education and Human Sciences

Request More Information

* indicates a required field

Take Us Wherever You Go!

What Online Courses Are Like