University of Maine Eligible Degree: B.S. Food Science and Human Nutrition, Option: Food Science

Location: Orono, Maine 04469-5735



Program Description

We are dedicated to providing quality undergraduate and graduate education, relevant research, and exceptional public service.  Our faculty collaborates with researchers and industrial partners within the state and around the globe. Our departmental facilities in Hitchner Hall contain spacious research laboratories, a commercial teaching kitchen, a Consumer Testing Center for sensory evaluation of foods, and a Pilot Plant food processing facility.

The undergraduate degree program leads to a B.S. degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition.  Three concentrations are offered: Food Science, Human Nutrition and Dietetics and Food Management.  Each concentration prepares students for different careers in the area of food science and human nutrition. Students who meet admission criteria may enter the Department’s programs in September, January or during the summer. Interested students should submit their applications several months in advance to insure admission for the next semester. Undergraduate student applications are available through the Office of Admissions.