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Food Science Accredited degrees and certificates are available from a number of educational facilities that offer programs in food science. A graduate or undergraduate degree in food science can open a world of opportunities to students looking for a career in this field. Degrees in food science are not only for those looking to make a career out of their education, but also people who would like to improve their skills in the kitchen.

Students who wish to obtain a degree have a variety of choices to choose from when looking for a specific career. Food science can include careers in agriculture, nutrition, food service, dietary, sales, hospitality, and more. Depending on the career and level of degree you choose courses of study may include topics like ethnic cuisine, food preservation, food safety, marketing, and other related courses.



Degrees are provided at several levels for those looking to start a career in the food industry working as a dietitian. From certificates, to undergraduate and graduate degrees the possibilities for a career and education in dietary food science are plentiful. Dietary aides or dietitians can hold a degree or certificate in food science, and can receive a number of job related skills by enrolling in available courses. Accredited schools and colleges offer course subjects like food safety and sanitation, food science, nutrition, organic chemistry, and more.

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Accredited food science degree programs can train students with the skills they need for a career working in restaurants, bars, hotels, food processing plants, and food retail companies. Coursework will depend on the level of degree and type of career you seek, but may include math, food safety, food technology, nutrition, diet and exercise, food chemistry, and other food related courses. With an accredited degree in food science you will have the opportunity to become a dietitian, nutritionist, food service manager, food science researcher, or culinary or agriculture related professional.


Certificates are available for those looking to obtain training in the specific area of nutrition. With a degree in nutrition students can choose to study for a career working in hospitals, restaurants, or other culinary facilities, or simply for personal benefit. For example fitness instructors can obtain a degree in food science with an emphasis on nutrition to help build their knowledge for physical training purposes. A business owner may choose to study nutrition to gain education on the benefits of living a healthier lifestyle.


When looking to obtain a degree in food science you should be sure that the program carries full accreditation from an approved agency. There are a number of accrediting agencies like the American Dietetic Association Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE-ADA), that are available to provide proof that you receive a quality education.


Choose your program of interest from the drop down menu for more information regarding available careers in the food science industry. Contact several educational programs to learn more about the degree or certificate of your choice.

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