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Packaging Science Minor

Stefanie Soroka, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-4974, swsmet@rit.edu

The packaging science minor offers courses covering a broad range of packaging activities, including development/design, testing, marketing, and production. Related legal, economic, and environmental/sustainability concerns are also addressed. Students from majors such as engineering, engineering technology, multidisciplinary studies, management, marketing, international business, industrial design, and print media could all benefit from the packaging science minor.

Course
Required Courses
PACK-301 Packaging Materials
PACK-302 Packaging Container Systems
Electives
Choose three of the following:
   PACK-471    Packaging Supply Chain
   PACK-530    Packaging Sustainability/Environment
   PACK-535    Char and Evaluation of Polymer Packaging
   PACK-536    Polymer Packaging Lab
   PACK-546    Pharmaceutical and Medical Packaging
   PACK-555    Import/Export Packaging
   PACK-550    Packaging Machinery

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

Effective fall 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.

Students from outside the packaging science program, particularly those in engineering technology programs, multidisciplinary studies, management, marketing, international business, engineering programs, and School of Print Media programs could all benefit from the packaging science minor. It offers courses covering every aspect of packaging, including development/design, testing, marketing, and production. Related legal, economic, and environmental concerns are also addressed.

Required Courses:*
0607-502 Packaging Materials
0607-503 Packaging Container Systems
0607-504 Concept to Consumer

Electives—Choose two of the following:
0607-431 Packaging Production Systems
0607-462 Packaging Regulations
0607-485 Principles of Shock and Vibration
0607-520 Packaging Management
0607-524 Packaging Economics
0607-530 Packaging and the Environment
0607-531 Packaging Process Control
0607-536 Medical Products Packaging
0607-555 Export Packaging
0607-568 Food Preservation and Packaging
0607-570 Point-of-Purchase Display

* These are courses developed for non-packaging majors and also are used as bridge courses for the packaging graduate program. A student who completes these courses may take the upper-level packaging electives within the packaging science program.

† These are upper-level elective courses in the packaging science program.