Food Science

Ever wonder...

Why gummy candies are so sour?

How yogurt became a to-go food?

What makes microwave pizza crispy?

Food scientists use science and engineering skills to address these, and a whole host of other food-related issues.

Do You Really Know What Food Science Is?

It's a field that includes chemistry,biochemistry,microbiology, physics,engineering, nutrition,biology, math, and other disciplines.

What Doors Can Food Science Open For You?
Exciting opportunities exist in consumer research, teaching, regulatory affairs, basic research, and nutrition. Food scientists find work in industry, academia, and non-profit and government institutions. A food science degree can lead to a varied and broad career in the one-trillion dollar food industry.

Food Quality & Microbiology
Consumers today can eat without having to worry about whether food is safe. Food microbiologists play a critical role to ensure that a product is safe to consume.They have expertise in fermentation, food hygiene, food-borne diseases, food spoilage,preservation, quality control, and lab management. Food safety is very important to all segments of the food industry.

Food Engineering
Food engineers design and develop systems for processing, storing, packaging, and handling food. They work closely with food chemists and food microbiologists to ensure that safe, high quality foods are made available to consumers.

Product Development
Wouldn't it be exciting to see your new product idea appear on the grocery store shelf? Developers, working as part of a team,continually strive to create high quality,nutritious products that taste good and are affordable to consumers.

Food Chemistry
Food chemists develop and improve foods and beverages; analyze methods of cooking, canning, freezing, and packaging; and study the effects of processing on food. They also test samples to make sure foods meet food regulations, and experiment with new foods,additives, and preservatives.

Sensory Science
Have you ever wondered who makes sure that the food we eat looks, tastes, smells, and has a texture we will find pleasing? Sensory scientists work to understand the characteristics of foods, and how consumers perceive those characteristics, and then ensure that the foods we eat are not just safe and nutritious, but appealing as well.

Food Marketing & Sales
Picture yourself in a career where your creativity is used for advertising and promotion of food and food ingredients... a career where you use scientific and technical knowledge to sell products. Food marketing and sales professionals communicate through technical presentations, trade shows, print and virtual media, and face-to-face meetings with product developers