Food Science Degree at University of Georgia (UGA)

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Food Science Degree

The food science program at University of Georgia prepares students for careers in new product development, food business management, ingredient technology, food safety, food analysis, process development, technical consulting, and more. The program focuses on application of biological, chemical, and physical principals of converting raw agricultural products into processed forms suitable for direct human consumption. Program courses include: human physiology and nutrition, food chemistry, agricultural products processing, food additives, food preparation and packaging, and human health and safety. Get more details below including other Georgia colleges that offer food science degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Food Science Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Georgia has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2014)

Bachelor's Degree21
Master's Degree15
Doctorate Degree7

Students by Gender (2014)


Students by Race (2014)


Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2014: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Food Science program at University of Georgia, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, food scientists and technologists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.0% from 2010 to 2020

Agricultural Technicians


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.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, agricultural technicians employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.0% from 2010 to 2020

Salary & Wages

  • Athens-Clarke County, GA
    • Total Employment: 60
    • Average Hourly Rate: $15.75
    • Average Annual Salary: $32,760

Chemical Technicians


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.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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