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Food Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

You’ll learn about chemistry, microbiology, physics and technology as they relate to the scientific components of food, and to the creation of food.

Food Scientists can transform raw materials into new food products. For example, corn can be changed into a beverage, seaweed into salad dressing, milk into cheese. Existing foods can be improved so they’re safer, have longer shelf life, are more convenient, more nutritious, or tastier.

The CFANS Food Science program at University of Minnesota provides students with cutting-edge research and hands-on learning experiences in modern labs. Students often go on to careers in food production, processing, and research and development for new food products, as well as the research and monitoring of food safety, and much more.

Career

Our alumni often find careers at companies like Cargill, General Mills, and Land O’Lakes. They represent the college at research institutions across the globe. They work at startups in entrepreneurial roles and as leaders in the nonprofit and government sectors. 

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:
  • Chemical Principles Laboratory
  • General Biology
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Fermentations and Biotechnology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    59

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General Requirements

  • Completed Application for Admission
  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
  • High school (9th-12th grade) courses and grades (Required)
  • English proficiency test scores (Required)
  • ACT and/or SAT scores (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    33330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15104 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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