Food Science Major
Food science students study microbiology, chemistry and engineering—programs of study necessary to understand the nature of foods and the underlying principles of food processing and preservation. This knowledge is used by food scientists to make food safer, healthier, more tempting and less likely to spoil.
What does a Food Science Major Study?
View the course plans below for typical course sequences of Food Science majors. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.
- Food Science: Business Emphasis (4-Year Course Plan)
- Food Science: Science, Technology & Engineering Emphasis (4-Year Couse Plan)
To prepare for courses to earn a Food Science degree we recommend you:
- Explore Food Science opportunities in your high school
- Engage in traditional agricultural extracurricular activities, such as 4-H and FFA
- Volunteer and/or participate in local Food Science Extension Workshops
- Volunteer for food banks or similar organizations
What can a Food Science student do outside of class?
- Labs focusing on food products, food safety and food analysis
- Experience with industry-related technologies
- Food Science Senior Project
- Undergraduate research opportunities
- Intensive Culinary Experience (I.C.E) Summer Program
- Internship opportunities
- Study abroad opportunities
What jobs can I get with a Food Science degree?
- Product Development Scientist
- Sensory Scientist
- Process Engineer
- Food Microbiologist
- Food Chemist
- Quality Assurance Director
- Public Health Official
$50,000 to $72,000
How do I pay for college?
Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.
The Department of Food Science and Technology awards scholarships to current
Go to CAES Scholarships.
To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.