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

Simultaneously complete both a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a Master of Food Safety and Technology in as few as five years with this combined program.

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Prepare for a career in the food industry by simultaneously earning a bachelor's degree in chemistry and a master's degree in food safety and technology.

Illinois Tech’s undergraduate program in chemistry provides rigorous education in the fundamental areas of chemical theory and chemical experimentation. Undergraduate training provides a solid foundation in all five basic areas of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry.

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 public health agencies. A specialization in business introduces core topics in modern business practices. A specialization in industry management introduces core topics in technologies and modern management approaches used in world-class industrial companies.

Program Overview

Illinois Tech’s undergraduate program in chemistry provides rigorous education in the fundamental areas of chemical theory and experimentation. The master’s degree in food safety and technology translates into careers as food safety experts in the private and public sectors.

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.