Why should I major in Food Science?
Food Science majors are prepared for a variety of challenging and rewarding careers in all aspects of the food industry. Three concentrations match students with their interests. Graduates are in high demand for a wide-range of positions in the food industry as well as business, governmental and educational organizations associated with food and related products. Food science graduates are also well-prepared for graduate and professional programs such as medical, dental and pharmacy schools.
What can I do with a degree in Food Science?
There are multiple career options for a Food Science graduate. Depending on the concentration area chosen, graduates can be employed in any facet of the food industry.
- Food Safety
- Quality Assurance/Control
- Research & Development
- Sales Representative
- More Career Options
What does a Food Science major study?
Courses of study for Food Science majors vary depending on the concentration area. Students should select a concentration that best matches their interests.
Course requirements for Food Science concentrations can be found in the UA Course Catalog. There are also printable PDFs of the checksheets and semester-by-semester degree plans available in Box.
How can a Food Science student be involved?
The Food Science Department and the University offer a variety of outlets for students to gain professional development experiences.