Biochemistry (B.S.)/Food Safety and Technology (M.A.S.)

Earn a bachelor's and professional master's degree as preparation for a career in the food industry with this program from the biology department and Institute for Food Safety and Health.

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Prepare for a career in the food industry by simultaneously earning a bachelor's degree in biochemistry and a master's degree in food safety and technology through the Accelerated Master's Program.

The bachelor’s degree in biochemistry program tackles the challenges that arise when biology and chemistry intertwine. Use that knowledge as a building block to earn a master’s degree in food safety and technology. The master’s degree in food safety and technology provides training in food science to translate into careers as food safety experts in the private sector and at federal and state health agencies.

A degree in food safety and technology with a specialization in business helps extend food science knowledge while introducing core topics in modern business practices. A specialization in industry management helps extend food science knowledge while introducing core topics in technologies and modern management approaches used in world-class industrial companies.

Program Overview

The bachelor’s degree in biochemistry program tackles the challenges that arise when biology and chemistry intertwine. Build from that knowledge to earn a Master of Food Safety and Technology degree as training for a career as a food safety expert.

Career Opportunities

Food safety is a specialized skill that can be used in the private sector, or in government health agencies.

  • Food safety coordinator
  • Food safety technology specialist
  • Food safety consultant
  • Food safety quality manager
  • Food safety auditor

Students applying to the Accelerated Master's Program must have completed at least 60 credit hours of applicable undergraduate study and at least one full semester (12 credit hours) at the university. Students must be at least one full-time semester (12 credit hours) away from undergraduate degree completion in order to apply.

Applicants are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0.

Consult individual departments for specific minimum GPA requirements.