Choose Food Science and Technology

The Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Technology program offers courses and trainings in the areas of food safety, food preservation, food chemistry, food analysis, food engineering, quality assurance, new product development, and sensory evaluation. This program provides rich opportunities for students to attend regional and national professional meetings, e.g., Southern California Institute of Food Technologists Section (SCIFTS) monthly dinner meetings and national IFT annual meetings, where students can meet with their potential future employers. Students also have opportunities to participate in product development competition, college bowl competition, and food science club activities, as well as to compete for scholarships from SCIFTS. In their senior year, students get opportunities to do internships with private industry firms and federal government organizations such as USDA and FDA. Students graduating with this degree have the choices to go to graduate schools and to work at various positions in food companies such as production manager, R&D food technologist, HACCP coordinator, quality assurance/control manager, and sales manager. They can  also avail entry level positions in federal and state government agencies in the area of food safety and regulations. Previous students graduated from this program have been successful at management positions in food companies such as Mars, Nestle, Starbucks, Tyson and in many others in Southern California.