Food Science

Available at: Athens

Food Science students study microbiology, chemistry and engineering - the disciplines necessary to understand the nature of foods and the underlying principles of food processing and preservation. This knowledge is used by food scientists to make food safer, healthier, more tempting and less likely to spoil.


Coursework

View the required Food Science courses and available electives in the UGA Bulletin. You will determine the right courses to match your interests with assistance from your advisor.


Prepare

To prepare for courses to earn a Food Science degree we recommend you:

  • Explore food science opportunities in your high school
  • Engage in traditional agricultural extracurricular activities, such as 4-H and FFA
  • Volunteer and/or participate in local Food Science Extension Workshops
  • Volunteer for food banks or similar organizations

Hands-On Learning


Learn more

Visit the department of Food Science and Technology.


What can I do with a major in Food Science? Information from the UGA Career Center.

 

What jobs can I get with a Food Science degree?

Career Potential

  • Food Chemist
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Product Development Scientist
  • Process Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Director
  • Research and Development
  • Sensory Scientist

Entry-Level Salary

$50,000 to $72,000


 

How do I pay for college?

Scholarships

Each year the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) awards scholarships to students enrolled in our majors.

CAES Scholarships

 

Financial Aid

To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, visit the University of Georgia Office of Student Financial Aid.