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Food Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #501 (WUR) Moscow, ID, United States
In this Food Science program from University of Idaho, you will study biology, chemistry, nutrition, engineering and other sciences. You will learn to apply this knowledge in the laboratory to research and develop new or improved food and beverage products with novel flavors, textures and colors.
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They offer a bachelor's degree in food science, under which you may choose one of three option areas: dairy foods management, fermentation science or food science.

How foods are made, kept safe, the way they are packaged, even the way they taste, feel or look, are all results of food science.

Much of your education will take place in the on-campus labs, where you could examine food-spoiling bacteria, analyze foodborne pathogens, collect taste-sensory data, or learn how to process and package meat, dairy and cereal products.

This Food Science program from University of Idaho could be a good fit if you:

  • Enjoy sciences like microbiology and chemistry
  • Like to do ”hands on” lab and classroom experiments
  • Are interested in improving nutrition and quality of foods
  • Work well as part of a team
  • Are imaginative and creative

Career Outcomes

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • Food product developer
  • Food research scientist
  • Food quality assurance manager
  • Confection technologist
  • Flavor chemist
  • Sensory scientist
  • Pet food developer
  • Food safety microbiologist
  • Regulatory inspector
  • Technical sales representative
  • Food plant operations manager

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Include:

  • Introduction to Food Science 3
  • Survey of Calculus or Analytical Geometry
  • Public Speaking
  • College Writing and Rhetoric 
  • Social Science/Humanities 
  • Intro to Microbiology or Cells &Evolution of Life
  • Introduction to College Writing
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Integrated Seminar

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Undergraduate applicants who have no previous work at the post-secondary level must have at least a 2.5 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) from a secondary school. Students must also meet the criteria for admission to university level study in their home country.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27540 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27540 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8304 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8304 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Moscow

  • 750 - 1100 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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