Food science major programs tend to offer varying pathways to graduation: you may typically take food science and technology, food science and industry, or consumer food science. The food science and technology programs are generally aimed at students who intend to continue with graduate studies or who are interested in biotechnology. The food science and industry programs typically combine food science and business courses to prepare students for future sales and management positions in the food industry. The consumer food science programs typically place more emphasis on the relationships between food science, food preparation and consumer concerns about nutritional quality.
With a PhD
in Food Science
at University of Vermont
you will typically have taken a set of core and chosen modules including Biological Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science, Food Commodities, Applied Microbiology, Chemical and Instrumental Analysis of Foods, Essentials of Molecular Biology and Nutrition and Health
phd students: you will typically have taken advanced study and research in such areas as Food Process Science, Food Microbiology, Food Safety and Toxicology, Food Chemistry and Biochemistry, Food Biotechnology and Food Quality Evaluation.