Food Science (FDSC)

What is Food Science? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaenous Links UofA Department of Food Science

What is Food Science?

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."

Related Careers

Airline Food & Beverage Supplier Nanotechnologist
Applied Food Researcher Nutrition Scientist
Beverage Manufacturer Nutritionist
Biofuel Specialist Packaging Designer
Bread Maker Packaging Inspector
Brew Analyst Pharmacist
Buyer Plant Nutritionist
Cheese Maker Plant Pathologist
Chef Process Inspector
Dairy Farmer Processing Technologist
Dentist Product Demo Coordinator
Dietitian Product Development Scientist
Distributer Production Manager
Doctor Professor
Enologist Quality Assurance Supervisor
Farmer Quality Assurance Technician
Fermentation Microbiologist Quality Inspector
Flavor Chemist Research Technician
Food Analyst Sales Manager
Food Chemist Sensory Evaluator
Food Deliverer Sensory Scientist
Food Engineer Sommelier
Food Lawyer Supermarket Chain Manager
Food Microbiologist Taste Tester
Food Preservation Specialist Teacher
Food Safety Specialist Technical Writer
Food Science Technician Toxic Substance Scientist
Food Scientist Veterinarian
Fruit & Vegetable Processor Vineyard Manager
Head Brewer Vintner
Horticulturist Weed Scientist
Marketing Representative Winemaker
Marketing Specialist Writer/Editor

Related Skills

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

Job & Internship Search Links

The Bread Bakers Guild of America - Job Openings

Brewing Work

Careers in Food

Crop Science Career Center

Dairy Jobs

Food Science Job Openings

USDA Living Science Careers

Career Planning Links

Explore Careers in Earth & Physical Sciences

Culinary Arts and Food Science Career Center

FDA Careers in Food Science

Professional Association Links

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

American Association of Cereal Chemists

American Dairy Science Association

American Meat Science Association

American Oil Chemists' Society

Grocery Manufacturers Association

Institute of Food Technologists

International Union of Food Science and Technology


Miscellaneous Links

The World of Food Science