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Food Science & Industry



food science and industry


Other/Related Variations

·       Agricultural & Food Business Management

·       Agriculture & Food Systems

·       Food Science & Technology

·       Nutrition & Food Science



Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




This major allows students to explore careers that can positively impact everyone in society by ensuring safe and high-quality food. Students will learn how to work with customers and understand principles and processes behind food development. 


Coursework may cover the following areas: Food Chemistry, Nutrition, Food Processing, Meat Science, Agriculture Business Communications, Grain/Bakery Science, Management, Business, Marketing, Finance, Laboratory, Food Law & Regulations, Food Microbiology, Quality Assurance, World Food Issues, Product Development




·       Food Business & Operations Management

·       Industry & Technology

·       Pet Food Science



Potential Career Paths


·       Flavor Technologist

·       Food Chain Outreach Coordinator

·       Food Production Supervisor

·       Food Safety Specialist

·       Food Safety/Quality Assurance Manager

·       Food Technologist

·       Freezer/Refrigeration Specialist

·       Nutritionist

·       Packaging Engineer

·       Product Development Food Scientist

·       R & D Technician

·       Sanitation Coordinator



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Certifications & licensure available

·       Internship or work experience related to the food industry

·       Research experience

·       Restaurant Management

·       Study abroad

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