Bachelor of Science Degrees in Food Sciences

Compare 11 Bachelor of Science Programs in Food Sciences

Food Sciences

A Bachelor of Science degree, also called a BSc, can allow students to improve their career and earnings potential by providing them with specialized knowledge in a particular field. BSc degrees are available in a variety of concentrations and often take a few years to complete.

Students interested in chemistry, science, agriculture and safety regulation may be interested in food science. What is a BSc in Food Sciences? This degree explores the complexities of food manufacturing and research. A food scientist may be required to analyze and set safety standards to ensure public health and well-being. He or she may also oversee quality control, help develop new food systems processes or analyze the nutritive properties in a particular food.

After studying food sciences, students will likely see an improvement in their critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills. Additionally, their knowledge of complex chemistry and science concepts can allow for upward career mobility and increased salary prospects.

Earning a degree in food sciences usually takes about four years, depending on the number of courses taken each semester. As the cost can vary depending on the school, it’s important to research the program thoroughly to determine an accurate cost.

There are many ways to utilize a food sciences degree to establish a rewarding career. Upon earning the degree, graduates may choose to explore several promising employment options in areas such as compliance, food manufacturing and production, research, development and nutritional therapy. Additionally, graduates may find work in the agricultural or government sectors. Job titles for these professionals may include laboratory technician, food safety specialist, quality assurance manager or product developer.

Depending on the student’s schedule, it is possible to earn a food sciences degree in the classroom or online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Food Technology (BSc)

Van Hall Larenstein, University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 Netherlands Velp Leeuwarden + 1 more

Food technologists are innovative, enthusiastic and business-minded people with a passion for food and a comprehensive understanding of the sciences. From chemistry and microbiology to marketing, from engineering to advanced technologies: the interdisciplinary Food Technology Bachelor programme covers all these topics and more! [+]

BScs in Food Sciences. By choosing the Bachelor in Food Technology, you could become one of the creative food experts who dedicate their career to developing new products and introducing them onto the international food market. The food industry is an industry that most consumers take for granted. Healthier, tastier and innovative food products are appearing on our supermarket shelves almost daily. With this huge product range and the consumers’ increasing demand for variety, the need for food technologists is growing rapidly. Nowadays, consumers increasingly demand healthy, safe and tasty foods. As a food technologist, you analyse consumers and their demands in terms of marketing, product quality and business administration. Market research, knowledge of production processes and product properties, and, perhaps most importantly, understanding what happens in the human body when we consume food, are crucial in developing new foodstuffs. You study the chemical, microbiological and chemical composition of food, while you also dive into the fascinating world of nutrition, flavour, trends, trade and health. This is a fantastic challenge for creative, technically-minded 'foodies'. As there are currently far less graduates than job openings, food technology graduates have the luxury of choice on the job market, which is a big advantage in this day and age. Could you become part of this dynamic and international world? Do you enjoy technological innovation? Would you embrace the challenge of creating safe and healthy products? Are you determined to maintain your personal development, but unable to choose between technology, management and food-marketing? No... [-]

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Food Science and Technology

United International College
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 China Zhuhai

The aims of this programme are to nurture graduates who are knowledgeable and competent in handling issues concerning production, marketing and management of food, and nutritional science. The programme will prepare students to be well-trained food scientists, technologists, regulatory specialists and food science professionals employed either by government agencies or private food industries, both local and foreign companies, establishing sales and manufacturing facilities in China. [+]

Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Food Science and Technology The aims of this programme are to nurture graduates who are knowledgeable and competent in handling issues concerning production, marketing and management of food, and nutritional science. The programme will prepare students to be well-trained food scientists, technologists, regulatory specialists and food science professionals employed either by government agencies or private food industries, both local and foreign companies, establishing sales and manufacturing facilities in China. Our curriculum maintains a current approach, encompassing the latest scientific, technological and industrial developments, aiming at providing the necessary human resources for the development of the food industry in China. The curriculum covers areas of general sciences, including General Biology, Microbiology, Physiology, General Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Analytical Chemistry, giving students a solid foundation in food science and technology. In addition, students are required to take a group of core courses specifically in food science and technology, such as Food Chemistry, Food Process Engineering, Food Analysis, Food Materials Science, Food Science Laboratory, Nutrition, Food Microbiology and Toxicology, Food Product Development, Quality Assurance and Safety of Food, etc. In addition, students will be encouraged to select some major elective courses based on their interests and plans for future development in two directions: science and technology,and business and management. There are numerous opportunities for our graduates to gain employment in food industries, public health institutions, government regulatory agencies, food service providers, educational institutions, and other non-profit organizations. Since the medium of instruction at UIC is English, our students can... [-]

BSc (Hons) in Food Bioscience

Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 United Kingdom Glasgow

This is the only Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST)-approved Food Bioscience programme in Scotland. [+]

Food Bioscience is the application of biological and related sciences to food issues; food bioscientists are much in demand to ensure food quality, safety and security. 

This is the only Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) - approved Food Bioscience programme in Scotland; it satisfies the educational requirements for membership of the Institute. It is also approved by the Royal Environment Health Institute for Scotland (REHIS) to meet the pre-registration academic standard for the Scottish Food Safety Officers' Registration Board. 

We are the only institution in Scotland to offer this type of programme and have the strongest emphasis of any Scottish university on food and its development. You will learn about food composition, the effect of chemicals and additives on consumers and food safety as well as genetics, biochemistry, microbiology and nutrition, combined with key industry skills and an understanding of food legislation. ... [-]


BSc in Food Engineering

Szent István University, Faculty of Food Science
Campus Full time 7 semesters October 2018 Hungary Budapest

The program is intended to train food industry engineers [+]

Length of course: 7 (6+1) semesters Core curriculum (fields of knowledge essential for the qualification): the natural science disciplines (Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology) providing the foundation to the food engineering profession, 20-30 credits general professional training with regards to understanding the processes during food processing and storing (Biochemistry, food chemistry, physical chemistry, general microbiology, 15-25 credits basic knowledge in engineering and technology (engineering technologies, food industry processing skills, measurements and automation, electotechnics, informatics), 30-40 credits specialised knwledge in food safety (food analytics, food microbiology and food hygiene, food security, food industry quality control) 10-20 credits economic knowledge and communication skills (economics, food industry economics, food industry marketing, process management, legal regulations of food production and food processing, negotiation skills) 15-25 credits professional knowledge of the food sector offering special competences for food production and food handling (technologies of handling goods, animal product technologies, technologies of wine and soft drink production, technologies of confectionery and edible fat production, technologies of brewing and distilling, cereal technologies, preservation technologies, food trade), 50-75 credits Professional training Field training consists of two parts: 1. a minimum 3-week-long training in connection with the professional theoretical training a prerequisite without credits points. 2. a semester-long (15 weeks) profesional training that can be organized outside the institution, and a minimum of 30 credits can be earned. Studies accepted as prerequisites for admission to the bachelor degree program: Solid basis in at least two of following fields, proven by a high school certificate or transcript of records: Mathematics, Physics,... [-]

Food Production Management - BSc (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

The programme leads and develops the skills and academic excellence that is paramount to the future growth of the food industry. You will be encouraged/challenged to become an ambassador for excellence in Food Production Management, raising the standards that the public expects of this crucial industry to every nations health and prosperity. [+]

BScs in Food Sciences. The programme leads and develops the skills and academic excellence that is paramount to the future growth of the food industry. You will be encouraged/challenged to become an ambassador for excellence in Food Production Management, raising the standards that the public expects of this crucial industry to every nations health and prosperity. The Management and the Food Production modules will develop your skills, knowledge, procedures and practices for the Food Production Industry. The knowledge and skills that you develop throughout the modules of the programme will be applicable to many other manufacturing industries. Course Content​ The programme consists of 10, 20 and 40 credit modules. Each student will study the equivalent of 120 credits per year. Students pursuing a BSc (Hons) will complete a 120 credit final year. Students may elect to pursue a BSc (Ord), which will entail the successful completion of 60 credits in the final year. The optional 12 month industrial work placement will be carried out by the student between level 5 and level 6. Past experience of the programme team has shown that such placements greatly enhance the student’s performance on re-entering the programme into level 6. It enhances their professionalism and allows them to envisage their position and career path in their area of professional practice. Past student performance on the Food Science and Technology programme has also shown a marked improvement in academic performance upon re-entering level 6 following industrial placement. In many cases students participating in the placement... [-]

Food Science & Technology - BSc (Hons)

Cardiff Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 3 years August 2018 United Kingdom Cardiff

Our course in Food Science and Technology is professionally accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology and aims to provide you with a broad understanding of modern food industries. [+]

Our course in Food Science and Technology is professionally accredited by the Institute of Food Science and Technology and aims to provide you with a broad understanding of modern food industries. The course combines theoretical studies and practical work, which may be applied in the modern industrial food environment. The modular structure of the course is designed to allow you to develop your own career path according to the selections chosen. The 2013 National Student Survey returned a 95% satisfaction and the programme continues to well in recruitment to the food industry post graduation. Learning & Teaching​ Food Science & Technology is taught by a combination of lectures, practicals, tutorials and seminars. All modules are supported by the use of Blackboard (VLE). Personal tutors are nominated at the start of the programme and are maintained through the programme. The academic team have a wealth of experience and many are experts in their fields with research and consultancy backgrounds. Assessment A blend of coursework assessment and examination is used at each level. Employability & Careers​ A career in the food industry will put you in the middle of the largest and most important economic activity in the world. The health and welfare of people everywhere depends on good agricultural yields and on the reliable storage, successful processing and safe handling of all types of food. All these activities and many others create a demand for well-qualified and experienced specialists who can play their part in the complex and increasingly sophisticated food... [-]

Bachelor of Engineering/Bachelor of Science in Food Technology

International University Liaison Indonesia
Campus Full time 8 semesters July 2018 Indonesia Tangerang

Food Technology benefits consumers every day with healthier diets, better tasting affordable foods, and increased food safety. Food technology is an exciting area that applies a blend of basic sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics with microbiology, biochemistry, mathematics and engineering to improve the taste, nutrition and value of the world's food supply. [+]

BScs in Food Sciences. Food Technology benefits consumers every day with healthier diets, better tasting affordable foods, and increased food safety. Food technology is an exciting area that applies a blend of basic sciences such as biology, chemistry and physics with microbiology, biochemistry, mathematics and engineering to improve the taste, nutrition and value of the world's food supply. The bachelor of Food Technology will provide you with seamless entry into a career in food science and technology. As a food scientist or food technologist you will study the physical, microbiological and chemical makeup of food. Depending on your area of specialisation, you will develop ways to process, preserve, package or store food, according to industry and government specifications and regulations. Food Technology students will apply their knowledge in all stages of food production from raw material harvesting until it reaches the consumer. They will examine the optimisation of food quality, quantity and processing, food safety and nutritional value, and means of production, processing, preservation, distribution and use. Students will also learn what happens to food when we consume it. This program prepares you for employment in technical and scientific food manufacturing industries and does not cover the domestic cooking, catering or hospitality fields. Students enrolled in these programs have excellent opportunities for internships as an additional way to explore different facets of the food industry. Students graduated from the Food Technology receive the disciplines in the area of food chemistry, food microbiology, food technology and sensory science. Fields of activities... [-]

Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Technology

Sharda University
Campus Full time 2 semesters July 2018 India Greater Noida

The Course has been designed to have in-depth knowledge and understanding the subject with flexibility and choices... [+]

Bachelor of Science in Food Science & Technology The Course has been designed to have in-depth knowledge and understanding the subject with flexibility and choices. Eligibility Sr. secondary (10+2) with 55% marks with Phy , Chem, Math, Bio or biotechnology-as applicable Proficiency in English communication. Admission Procedure Through Application then followed by Written Test and personal Interaction. Career and Placement Graduate can pursue M.Sc. followed by M.Phil./ Ph.D. or management degree. Guidelines for Admissions Pre-qualification examination criteria for the Under Graduate programmes is Class 12th from any of the recognized boards of India. For foreign nationals, the pre qualification for the Under Graduate programmes is a certificate equivalent to Class 12th examination of the country and meeting the equivalence criteria of ‘Association of Indian University’. Pre-qualification criteria for the Post Graduate programmes is graduation from any recognized university in India. For foreign nationals, the pre-qualification criteria for the Post Graduate programmes is degree awarded by a University in a particular country and meeting the equivalence criteria of ‘Association of Indian Universities’. Applicants who have appeared for their final year graduation examinations in year 2015 may also apply for admission to Post Graduate programme. The University reserves its rights to judge the capability of a candidate through GD/PI before final admission. TOEFL/IELTS is compulsory for foreign nationals who do not have English as primary language in teaching and examination. To qualify for admission in Sharda University in its Under Graduate programme, the applicants must complete 17 years of age on 31st... [-]

Bachelor of Applied Science in Food and Business Management

St. Angela's College Sligo, a College of the National University of Ireland, Galway
Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Ireland Sligo

The B.Appl.Sc in Food & Business Management is designed to fulfill this need by providing industry with multi-skilled graduates who can assist them in competing successfully in an increasingly competitive and global market. [+]

BScs in Food Sciences. Recent attention to consumer rights, product liability, food standards and an increasing public interest in health and nutrition have resulted in commercial demands for graduates who are competent in the areas of Food Studies, Food Science and Technology, Food Safety, Food Quality, Business & Management, Food Production Methods and Nutrition. The B.Appl.Sc in Food & Business Management is designed to fulfill this need by providing industry with multi-skilled graduates who can assist them in competing successfully in an increasingly competitive and global market. The B.Appl.Scis a full-time honours degree programme which combines food and culinary skills, food technology, food product development and sciencewith business management and marketing whilst offering students a placement in third-year to apply their skills to the workplace. The course is aimed at students with a strong interest in food and food product development, nutrition and health and for students who are interested in developing a diverse range of entrepreneurial skills and business acumen. The B.Appl.Sc in Food and Business Management is a 4 year, Level 8,Honours Degree course. In Year 1 students will study a variety of introductory modules including Food Preparation, Culinary Skills and Science which consists of practical classes underpinned by theoretical lectures. Further areas of study include Nutrition, Diet and Health, Finance, Marketing, Business Managementand ICT. In Year 2 students will build on the foundation knowledge of Year 1 and will undertake study in the areas of Applied Culinary Skills, Creative Food Design, Nutrition, Food Science, Finance, Marketing and... [-]

BSc in Food Quality & Safety

China Pharmaceutical University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2018 China Nanjing Shanghai + 1 more

Objective: This program provides study of theories and experimental skills in fields such as chemistry, pharmacy, food science and engineering, food safety and hygiene, food quality [+]

BSc in Food Quality & Safety

Objective: This program provides study of theories and experimental skills in fields such as chemistry, pharmacy, food science and engineering, food safety and hygiene, food quality controlling and quality management. The program is designed to prepare students for research and academic careers in universities, research institutes, and the food industry, in the fields of food safety assessment, hygiene controlling, quality management, quality attestation, circulation, manufacture, import and export, supervision as well as food and drug administration.

Degree Requirements: Students in this program spend the first 2 years studying the basic sciences, biology and chemistry courses. In the first semester of the 3rd Year of their undergraduate study, student must choose from different areas of concentration. Upon graduation, students must have completed core courses, lab courses, practicum and thesis writing.... [-]


Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology

Mahidol University International College
Campus Full time 4 years June 2018 Thailand Bangkok

Food Science and Technology involves the application of a variety of scientific disciplines to food manufacturing, which is the mass production of food products from raw animal and plant materials [+]

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology

Food Science and Technology involves the application of a variety of scientific disciplines to food manufacturing, which is the mass production of food products from raw animal and plant materials, utilizing principles of food technology. It is one of the largest industries in Thailand and entails the selection, preservation, processing, packaging, distribution and use of safe, nutritious and wholesome food. Food Science and Technology majors learn the chemistry, microbiology, structure, engineering, safety and nutrition of food as it is processed, packed, distributed, stored and used and receive rigorous theoretical and practical training in the basic sciences related to food technology.... [-]