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Honors Bachelor of Science in Food Science

Honors 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 must maintain a GPA of 3.00 to take Honors courses and remain in the Honors Program. All Honors Program students will be reviewed yearly. Any Honors students falling below a 3.00 GPA at the end of any year of study will be contacted and removed from the Honors Program. They are also required to complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree. Food Science employs scientific principles in the design of new food products and explores ways to process, package and preserve the thousands of food items we consume to ensure their safety and quality. In the Food Science, 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. 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. Qualified students from our program go on to pursue graduate degrees in food chemistry, process engineering, food microbiology, and molecular biology. We encourage all students to participate in job-search workshops and career days, to seek internships, to develop communication skills, and to learn to network with prospective employers.