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Food Science, Science Concentration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) , TN,
Welcome to the Department of Food Science. We are the only food science program in the state and offer comprehensive programs giving our students a strong mix of theoretical knowledge and hands-on experiences.

About

Our faculty’s research programs further the understanding of the food safety, physicochemical, sensory, quality, health and engineering properties of  foods.   A strong interface with our stakeholders allow us to transfer science-based best practices to the food and beverage industry, government agencies, and entrepreneurs to help meet the goals of providing safe, nutritious and high quality foods.Career Opportunities in Food Science

Are you interested in developing new delicious and nutrition food products? Are you interested in improving the safety of the world’s food supply? Do you like science and/or engineering? When you finish college do you want to have a career that pays well and is rewarding? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then perhaps Food Science is the right major for you. A food scientist applies chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to the production, processing, preservation, evaluation, and distribution of food products. Food scientists help to ensure the availability of safe, convenient, desirable, and nutritious foods for the world’s consumers.

In terms of value of shipments, food processing is the largest manufacturing industry in the United States. Graduates of the UT Food Science program have career options in a variety of food industries, such as those producing dairy, meat, fruit, vegetable and cereal products. There are many employment opportunities, including positions in new product research and development, quality assurance and quality control, production management, marketing, food/flavor chemistry, microbiological food safety, food engineering, and sensory evaluation. There also are positions in state and Federal governments for food safety and quality inspection.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • English Composition 
  • Basic Calculus
  • General Chemistry
  • Introductory Nutrition
  • Allied Health Microbiology
  • Professional Development

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    70

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  • Minimum required score:

    523

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • Step 1: Complete and submit an application.
  • Step 2: Submit the non-refundable application fee.
  • Step 3: Have official copies of academic transcripts evaluated.
  • Step 4: Demonstrate English proficiency.
  • Step 5: Submit financial documentation (F-1 or J-1 visa status).
  • Step 6: Submit a copy of the photo page of your international passport.
  • Step 7: Follow these deadlines for submitting your application documents.
  • Step 8: Apply for an appropriate US visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15695 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15695 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6485 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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