Food Science prepares people to focus on and research the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products.
Food Science majors and degree programs generally include instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Food Science (use the College Search feature and enter " Food Science " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Food Science?
Completing this major/degree program will likely lead to work for a non-profit organization, a conglomeration of farmers, television networks, and/or government agencies.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Food Science:
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- International Association for Food Protection
- American Meat Association
- Organic Trade Association
- Food Processing Suppliers Association
Publications/Magazines in Food Science: