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Food Science, Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #407 (QS) , TN,
For qualified students, the Department of Food Science offers a Food Science, Science Concentration. Central to this program at University of Tennessee Knoxville is that a qualified student may take up to nine hours of approved graduate courses for their senior undergraduate electives and have them count toward both the BS degree and the MS degree


Food Science, Science Concentration students will be considered for conditional admission to the program by the end of their junior year of undergraduate study at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Because the MS program requires that students write a thesis based on their original research, students in the BS/MS program must start working on their research project no later than starting the senior year of undergraduate studies. For each student in the program, a graduate advisory committee composed of a minimum of three faculty members must be established before completion of the BS degree.   

To be considered for conditional admission to the program:

  • A student must be a declared Food Science major, Science concentration, with a minimum GPA of 3.4, must have completed at least 15 hours of credit in Food Science, and must have completed at least 90 hours of the 120 hours of coursework required for the BS degree with a major in Food Science.
  • A student must provide three letters of recommendation and complete a personal interview with individuals comprising the Graduate and Undergraduate Committees in the Department of Food Science. 
  • A student must obtain a commitment from a Food Science graduate research faculty member to serve as his/her graduate mentor-advisor (i.e., major professor) and at least two other graduate research faculty members to serve on his/her graduate advisory committee.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

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General Requirements

  • Step 1: Complete and submit an application: Apply to UT beginning August 1 by becoming a VIP (Vol in Progress) or through the Common Application.
  • Step 2: Have your high school/or college send us official transcripts electronically (PDF) or mail them: If you have completed any high school course work outside the United States, it might be necessary to have an evaluation of your transcript 
  • Demonstrate English proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Submit financial documentation (F-1 or J-1 visa status).
  • Submit a copy of the photo page of your international passport.
  • Apply for an appropriate US visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13264 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
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