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Bachelor of Science in Food Science

Bachelor of Science in Food Science

University of Delaware

Newark Campus, Newark, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    531-540
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
In this program students initially obtain a broad background in the sciences (chemistry, biology, physics and math) as a basis for in-depth studies of the food science disciplines of food chemistry, food processing, food engineering, food microbiology, and food product development. Electives provide the opportunity for course work in areas such as business, material science or molecular biology and allow students to obtain specialized knowledge in other fields important to Food Science. Graduates of the major will have acquired the skills and knowledge for a successful and well paid career in all sectors of society concerned with the development and production of safe and healthy food. They also lay the foundation for students who want to pursue an advanced degree in Food Science. It emphasizes the acquisition of practical experience. For example, all upper-level food science courses include a laboratory component; all faculties encourage and offer undergraduate research opportunities; and established links with regional food companies and government research facilities provide access to valuable internship experiences. In the Food Science Capstone course, students conduct a semester-long project that includes the development of a novel food product, starting from basic ingredients and ending with the finished product. Along the way, the students conduct such tasks as taste testing, marketing research and quality control. Upon graduation, job opportunities include positions within the food and allied industries, government, and independent research institutions. The role of the food scientist in such positions may involve product and process development, food safety, engineering, quality control and analysis, technical service and sales, with opportunities in regulatory agencies, education, and basic research.