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Careers

Students graduating with an undergraduate or graduate degree in Food Science are in demand and will find rewarding careers in the following areas of specialization:

  • food microbiology
  • food chemistry
  • food processing
  • food biotechnology
  • teaching
  • consulting
  • quality control and inspection
  • sanitation
  • basic and applied research
  • product and research development
  • supervision and management
  • production and packaging
  • technical sales and service
  • water and waste management

The College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences maintains a current listing of internships and job opportunities.

The University of Georgia Career Center provides services to help students find summer employment as well as permanent positions. The most recent career outcomes data for UGA majors can be viewed here.

Partial List of Past Employers of Alumni Include:


  • Ajinomoto
  • Baxter Health Care
  • Beam Global Spirits & Wine
  • Best Foods
  • Bravo Foods
  • Buckhead Beef
  • Cadbury Schweppes
  • Cargill
  • CDC
  • Coca Cola
  • ConAgra
  • CP Kelco
  • Cryovac
  • Dannon Co.
  • Eastern Foods
  • Ecolab
  • Edward's Baking
  • FDA
  • Food Products Assn.
  • Frito-Lay
  • General Mills
  • Givaduan Roure Flavors
  • Golden Peanut
  • HC Brille
  • Heinz
  • Hoffman-LaRoche
  • John Morrell & Co.

  • Kellogg's
  • Kraft Foods Inc.
  • Kroger Co.
  • Leprino Foods
  • Master Foods
  • Minute Maid
  • National Restaurant Assn.
  • Naturally Fresh
  • Nestle Co.
  • PepsiCo
  • Perdue Farms
  • Pilgrim's Pride
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • Quaker Oats Co.
  • South GA Pecan Co.
  • Unilever Foods
  • USDA
  • US Distilled Products
  • Univ. of Arizona
  • Univ. of Arkansas
  • Univ. of Tennessee
  • Wayne Farms
  • World Tech Ingredients
  • Zartic
  • Zep Manufacturing Co.

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