Food Science is the multidisciplinary study of food and the application of knowledge thus gained to the development of food products and processes, the preservation and storage of foods, and the assurance of food safety and quality. Students may pursue either the Food Science Technical Track or the Food Industry Management Track.
With fewer farmers feeding an increasing percentage of the world's population, food must be properly preserved and packaged for consumption at a later time and often at a distant location.
Food scientists are involved in all aspects of this process, from the point of animal and crop production to the time of food consumption. This includes developing new and improved foods, analyzing food for its nutritional value and safety, and researching better ways to preserve food.