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The Department of Food Science and Technology in Athens, Georgia occupies a three-story building on the south campus of the University of Georgia. It contains classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, pilot plants with food processing equipment, and a computer center for student use. A building addition allows for advanced food safety work and facilities for conducting food industry workshops.  The department also has research facilities in Griffin, Georgia.

We offer programs leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. During the first two years of the food science bachelor's program, students take courses in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, physics, mathematics, and statistics, and then complete their work in food chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, product development and processing.

Food Science and Technology faculty have expertise in the basic sciences, food science, and food technology. Faculty members teach and serve as academic advisers to both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, faculty members conduct food science research to improve food quality and availability, enhance economic development, prevent food borne diseases, and improve process efficiency while limiting environmental impact.

The Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center and the Center for Food Safety are also located in Griffin.  FoodPIC assists companies in developing new food products efficiently and economically.  FoodPIC facilitates commercialization of food products by providing intellectual resources and physical facilities for both start-up ventures and existing food companies. 

The Center for Food Safety was established in April 1993 with a mission of maintaining and improving the safety of foods through the development of methods that detect, control, or eliminate pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins.   


  • Food Science & Technology - Athens
  • Food Science Building
  • 100 Cedar Street
  • Athens, GA 30602-2610

Athens General Info

Phone: (706) 542-2286
Fax: (706) 542-1050
Mailing Address: Department of Food Science & Technology
University of Georgia
100 Cedar Street
Athens, GA 30602-2610

Email: Doris Lord

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Athens campus map and additional driving directions.

 


  • Food Science & Technology - Griffin
  • Melton Building
  • Griffin, GA 30223-1791

Griffin General Info

Phone: (770) 412-4758
Fax: (770) 412-4748
Mailing Address:  Department of Food Science & Technology
University of Georgia
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223-1797

Email: Donna Brown

Driving directions from Athens to Griffin campus.

 


  • Center for Food Safety
  • Melton Building
  • Griffin, GA 30223-1791

Center for Food Safety General Info

Phone: (770) 228-7284
Fax: (770) 229-3216
Mailing Address:
Center for Food Safety
Melton Building
University of Georgia
1109 Experiment Street
Griffin, GA 30223-1797

Email: Brenda Banister