Why Major in Food Science?
Interested in food and science? Majoring in Food Science may provide the ideal career path for you!
Everyone has to eat! Food science is an applied science that supports the one trillion dollar food industry – job security is traditionally stable.
Job placement is high! Demand for food science professionals typically exceeds the number of qualified job seekers.
Good compensation! The median starting salary for a food scientist with a B.S. degree is nearly $50,000/year, or $55,000 and $80,000 for those with M.S. and Ph.D. degrees, respectively.
Rewarding career! Play a role in meeting global demands for a safe, wholesome, nutritious, and convenient food supply.
It involves both Food and Science! Food Science is the “edible science” in which it is often acceptable to eat your research experiment!