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Career Opportunities by Degree Type

The following is a list of degree types offered by the Department of Food Science and Nutrition and the possible career avenues associated with those degree types.

Masters of Science in Food Safety and Technology

The Food Safety and Technology Programs are directed to toward students with backgrounds in food science and related fields. A Masters Degree in Food Safety and Technology is suitable for employment in the following areas:

  • Quality Control
  • Quality Assurance
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Standards and Specifications
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Technical Sales
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Food Safety Inspection
  • Sensory Science

Masters in Food Process Engineering

The Food Safety and Technology Programs are directed to toward students with backgrounds and career objectives in engineering-related disciplines. A Masters Degree in Food Process Engineering is suitable for employment in the following areas:

  • Research and Development
  • Process Development
  • Plant Manager
  • Plant Operations
  • Food Technologist
  • Food Engineer

Masters of Food Safety and Technology with Specialization in Business

A Masters Degree in Food Safety and Technology with a Specialization in Business is suitable for employment in the following areas.

  • Plant Operations
  • Management
  • Technical Sales
  • Purchasing

For a more detailed description of what Food Scientists and Technologists do see the Occupational Outlook Handbook compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.