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Food Science at the University of Delaware
The applied science major creating and protecting the world's food supply!
Do you have a passion for science and a passion for food? Become a food scientist - a distinguished group of professionals who are involved in every aspect of the sustainable production of safe and healthy food. As a food scientist, you will feed the world, design new foods and explore new ways to process, package and preserve food. Science Olympiad is a proud partner of University of Delaware, host of the 2002 Science Olympiad National Tournament, and shares a commitment to Food Science, one of our most popular signature events!
Explore Food Science Virtual Workshop: Learn more about Food Science in a special Science Olympiad-hosted webinar. University of Delaware professors, college students and professionals join Science Olympiad experts to share insights into Food Science college and career pathways.
Watch the workshop video!
Watch Video - Why I majored in Food Science
What's special about the University of Delaware's program?
You will be part of an applied science program with strong connections between professors and students — in the classroom, in the laboratory, on research projects and in club activities. Invent an ice cream flavor. Perform sensory and market analysis of your new flavor at our UDairy Creamery. Conduct research in our food science labs. Explore the interface between farm and fork side-by-side with animal scientists. Use UD’s numerous connections to secure internship opportunities with local and national food companies, as well as industrial and governmental research labs. Participate in all the exciting, hands-on activities of our Food Science Club. And take advantage of networking and professional development provided by the Institute of Food Technologists and its student and regional chapters.
Hungry for more? Request information from the University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources here > under interests, select Food Science.
Areas of Study
- Food Microbiology
- Food Chemistry
- Foodborne Diseases
- Food Processing
- Food Engineering
- Food Biotechnology
- Nutrition Physics
- Food Production and Management
- Flavor/Spice Research
- Quality Assurance and Control
- Food Product Technical Support
- Food Product Development
- Food Marketing and Business
Bringing Food Trends to Life
University of Delaware alumna Catherine Connelly is a principal scientist at HP Hood, developing a burgeoning line of plant-based products and other consumer food goods. Read about Catherine's UD experience and professional career here.
- Food Microbiology
- Functional Properties of Food
- Food or Flavor Chemistry
- Food Virology
- Food Process Engineering
- Sensory Science
- Molecular Biology
Blue and Golden Open Houses
Join UD for Blue and Golden Open Houses this fall to hear about the Food Science major, get a sense of life on campus from our students, chat with counselors about the admissions process, and speak to staff from study abroad, residence life, honors, and more. Choose from one of three dates:
- Saturday, October 9, 2021
- Saturday, October 16, 2021
- Saturday, November 13, 2021
Register for a Blue and Golden Open House here.