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Bachelor of Science in Food Science

Bachelor of Science in Food Science

University of Florida

University of Florida, Gainesville, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The food science major prepares students for careers in many disciplines, including quality assurance, sensory evaluation, chemistry, engineering, packaging, microbiology, biotechnology, toxicology, food safety and nutrition. The food science curriculum emphasizes a strong technical background, with elective options important to employment in the food industry, government agencies or as preparation for graduate study. The curriculum is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the professional society of the discipline. Graduates have obtained employment in state, national and international food corporations. Most work in the areas of quality control, technical support and sales, or research and product development. The curriculum also prepares the student for graduate study. Opportunities to become involved in leadership roles in the FSHN Club and through national competitions are considerable. Internships in Florida food industries may be available, and these provide invaluable experience as well as contacts that can be extremely beneficial when seeking employment.