Bachelor in Food Science

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Program Description

Food Science touches the life of every single person for food is essential to life. Food Scientists apply sciences such as biology, chemistry, physics, biotechnology, microbiology, engineering and mathematics to food in order to ensure that the foods eaten are safe and factors such as taste, nutritional value, and shelf life are improved.

Food Science is the basis of Food Processing which is the largest industry in the United States employing more than 2 million people and with a presence in every state and offering a wide variety of employment opportunities. Food Scientists may find employment in the many food and related industries, as well as in local, state and federal government agencies, and educational and research institutions. Graduates of the FAMU Food Science program are prepared to take full advantage of the numerous employment opportunities available in this field. They are also capable of advancing to graduate programs in food, agricultural and life sciences. They may also use this degree to transition to professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, law, and veterinary medicine.

As an 1890 Land –grant institution, FAMU has always been a part of the Food and Agricultural education. The Food Science program at FAMU continues this tradition and has placed its graduates in many of the major food companies in the United States as well as into graduate and professional schools. The plan of study for the Food Science major ensures that instructs students in the scientific principles that govern techniques and methods used in the preparation, processing, safety, storage, evaluation, and utilization of foods but also allows choice and flexibility so that the student can pursue other areas of academic interests. All students are exposed to an off-campus food experience, as part of their training.

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Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and comm ... Read More

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) is an 1890 land-grant institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge, resolution of complex issues and the empowerment of citizens and communities. The faculty is committed to educating students at the undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and professional levels, preparing graduates to apply their knowledge, critical thinking skills and creativity in their service to society. Read less