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Food science is the study of the chemical, biological, and engineering aspects of food and its components. While this curriculum applies principles acquired in biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics to foods, there is emphasis on the development of important problem-solving skills, giving students experience in reasoning and the use of scientific and mathematical techniques. Attention also is devoted to current issues, innovations, and ethical issues in foods and food processing. Finally, students are given an opportunity to utilize their creative abilities in a course devoted to development of new foods and food products.
program offers five options of study. The food science research option is
recommended for students seeking careers in basic or applied food research, as
well as for those preparing for graduate or professional study in the sciences.
The general food science option is recommended for students who want to broaden
their overall education by taking several courses in other disciplines, in
addition to food science. The food science and management economics option
prepares students for careers in the business aspects of the food industry.
Students in the sustainability option will gain an
related processing and production methods and best practices in the marketing
of sustainable food products.
Students in the pet food science option
will be provided a solid foundation in food science with knowledge of animal science to provide them the basics of know-how for development of pet foods.