University of Georgia (UGA) - Food Science
A program that focuses on the application of biological, chemical, and physical principles to the study of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption, and the storage of such products. Includes instruction in applicable aspects of the agricultural sciences, human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, food storage and shipment, and related aspects of human health and safety including toxicology and pathology. Get more details and student breakdown below, including other Georgia schools that offer a food science degree. Students at University of Georgia who have completed this program in 2010-2011 have received the following degrees:
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Breakdown of Students That Completed the Food Science Program
The table below lists the number of students that have completed the food science program at the University of Georgia for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Career Options For Graduates
Students who have completed this program, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below. The information covers overall job description, estimated salary and wages, along with job projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Food Scientists and Technologists
Use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of food scientists and technologists in our career profile section.
Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of agricultural technicians in our career profile section.
Salary and Wages
Food Science Technicians
Perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of food science technicians in our career profile section.
Salary and Wages
Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials for research and development of new products or processes, quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of chemical technicians in our career profile section.
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary in our career profile section.
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