According to the University of Arkansas, "Food Science is the application of science and technology to processing, packaging, safety, product invention and distribution of food products. Food science deals with all aspects of food between production and consumption and involves many disciplines, including chemistry, microbiology, nutrition, engineering and sensory science.

Food science prepares students for many interesting, rewarding and challenging professional career opportunities in industry, business, governmental and educational organizations associated with food and food-related products. Due to the diversity and abundance of opportunities available, students graduating with a B.S.A. in food science readily obtain employment or continue studies for graduate school. Additionally, requirements for several pre-professional programs can be fulfilled while meeting requirements for the food science degree."

Analytical Skills Organization Skills
Communication (Oral & Written) People Skills
Mathematical Aptitude Scientific Background
Mechanical Abilities Teamwork