The food technology major is similar to food science, but is more appropriate for students who know that they want to work primarily in the food industry. The bachelor's degree in food technology allows for specialization in nutrition science.
The specialization in nutrition science is a four-year program that emphasizes food and health promotion and is extremely beneficial in preparing students for a career in nutrition science or the medical profession. The specialization in nutrition science is designed to enhance students’ ability in chemical, biological and food science as they are defined by nutrition. This area of study will prepare students for careers concentrating on disease prevention, preventative health issues and the nutritional enhancement of food products in industry.
This is an interdisciplinary, science-based program. Students of nutrition science will complete extensive coursework within the departments of chemistry, biology, mathematics and food science.
Your food technology and nutrition degree will enable you to work in the food industry or go on to graduate school to train to become a dietitian.