Food Science

The Institute of Food Technologists defines food science as "the discipline in which the engineering, biological, and physical sciences are used to study the nature of foods, the causes of deterioration, the principles underlying food processing, and the improvement of foods for the consuming public".

This is a relatively new field and there are a variety of sub-fields that continue to evolve and develop. You may also find that food security and agricultural development linked to the food chain could be included in this area.

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Universities Offering Degrees within

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Food Science

Campus
Institution Name
Country
Campus Style
Institution Size
Selectivity
Education Model
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy)
Italy
Each of the 5 campuses is different including both City and Suburban campuses
Very Large Institution >30,000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
Multidisciplinary (13 different Schools)
University of Florida
USA
Our campus is a community of scholars and open to everyone.
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Researched Focused Institution, Teaching Focused Institution
The University of Hong Kong (HKU)
Hong Kong
City Campus
Large Institution 15,000-30,000
Highly Selective (10-25% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model), Integrated and Thematic degrees, Researched Focused Institution
University of Leeds
UK
Campus university in the heart of a city
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
We offer a wide variety of single honours and interdisciplinary programmes
California State University, Long Beach
USA
Large, Coastal, Suburban Campus
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science (Major/minor Model): Accessible, Practical, Affordable
Michigan State University
USA
Large campus surrounded by a small city (East Lansing) within the Lansing Metro area (500,000 people)
Very Large Institution >30,000
Somewhat Selective (50-75% admitted)
Liberal Arts with a heavy emphasis on research
Minerva University
USA, South Korea, India, Germany, Argentina, UK and Taiwan.
Safe, welcoming residences in dynamic urban environments
Small Institution <5000
Extremely Selective (<10% admitted) - https://www.minerva.kgi.edu/undergraduate-program/admissions/applicant-qualifications/
Fully active learning in every class. Small, engaging seminar format.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
USA
In a City of 3.5 million people
Very Large Institution >30,000
Selective (25-50% admitted)
Liberal Arts and Science with a Research Focus
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Common Degree/ Major Names

BSc
Sport & Exercise Nutrition
BSc
Sustainable Food Production
BSc
Nutritional Sciences
BSc
Food Technology
BSc
Animal Management
BSc
Poultry Science
BSc
Dairy Science
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Useful Skills

Idea Visualisation
ICT
Note Taking
Practical (working with your hands)
Analytical
Mathematical
Data Manipulation
Staying Motivated / Working Hard
Organisation
Design Mindset
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