– What is it? Food science is the real-life application of chemistry, microbiology, and other basic and applied sciences to the production, processing, preservation, evaluation, and distribution of food.
One can take up various area of specialization like Food Chemistry, Structure, and Function; Foods for Health; Food Safety and Microbiology; Sensory Evaluation, Food Processing and Technology Development.
– Who can apply? Applicants should hold at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in a physical or biological science or engineering or related field.
– What are the job opportunities? Graduates are employed in the food industry in research and development, food process development, food safety, Nutritional Therapist, quality assurance, analytical sciences and managerial positions. Recent graduates have found employment with major food companies like H.J. Heinz Co., J.R. Simplot Co., Lamb Weston, Kraft Foods, and Litehouse Foods.
– Check out some programs: Cornell University, Purdue University, Texas A& M College Station