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There are four Food Science Concentrations for Food Science majors at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Concentration in Food Science and Technology

This curriculum is accredited by the Institute of Food Technologists and is suggested for students who know they want a job in the food industry and may in the future be interested in graduate or professional school.

Concentration in Food, Health and Wellness

For students who want the training to work in the food industry but are also interested in Health and Wellness. This curriculum has the flexibility for students to choose program electives to gain a broadened education with coursework from the Departments of Nutrition, Public Health and Exercise Science and the Environmental Science Program.

Concentration in Food Safety

For students who want the training to work in the food industry and desire additional information about the safety of food. This curriculum has the flexibility for students to choose program electives to gain a broadened education with coursework from the Departments of Resource Economics, and Public Health and the Environmental Science Program.

Concentration in Culinary Science

Culinary Science one of the hottest areas of the Food and Food Service Industries.  The Department of Food Science has developed a unique concentration that has been recognized by the Research Chef's Association. This program combines Culinary Arts and Food Science by accepting students with a 2 year culinary arts degree and providing them with a science-oriented framework that enables them to obtain a B.S. in Food Science from the University of Massachusetts in 3 years.

General Education Work Sheet

Click here for Food Science General Education Requirements Check List.