University of Florida Eligible Degree and Option: B.S. Specialization in Food Science

Location: Gainesville, FL 32611-0370



Program Description

The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is among one of the world’s largest combined programs in which food science, nutritional sciences, and dietetics are studied within one academic department. The department has about 30 full-time faculty members, 80 graduate students and close to 1,000 undergraduates. Our programs are accredited by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) and the American Dietetic Association. After completing undergraduate degrees, our students typically move on to professional employment, further education or training in food or nutrition graduate programs, or professional school programs. We have a strong record of excellent placement of our graduate students in industry and professional organization employment, as faculty members at colleges and universities, or in postdoctoral training experiences.

Our faculty has trained at institutions from all across the world and has been widely successful in their teaching, research, and extension efforts. Throughout our programs in food science, nutrition, and dietetics, our faculty is recognized nationally and internationally as experts in their respective fields.