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Food Science and Technology is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Food Science

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    Food Science

    The subject matter of food science degree programs spans the areas of biology, biochemistry, and chemical engineering. Students learn how to apply these foundations to examine food properties and develop foods that are sustainable. Courses address topics like:

    • Nutrition
    • Food preservation and storage
    • Food packaging
    • Chemical additives in food
    • Food safety
    • Toxicology
    • Food processing
    • Food bacteria

    The goal of food science programs is to produce professionals trained in:

    • Assessing the nutritional value, flavor, texture, and color of food
    • Testing food for potentially harmful bacteria
    • Improving food industry manufacturing processes and standards

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  • Brewing Science

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    Brewing Science

    Brewmasters are scientists. Beer is their subject matter. And degree programs in brewing science teach the science – and the art – of making beer. The typical curriculum focuses on the raw materials and ingredients of beer, recipe formulation, identifying different styles of beer, analyzing and evaluating quality, production technologies and processes, the business of beer, and the history of beer.

    Brewing science is based in chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, and chemical engineering. Earning a degree in brewing science is, at its humblest level, about answering the question, ‘What makes this beer taste so good?’

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