BACHELOR’S IN FOOD SCIENCE
Could the major you’ve never heard of lead to the career you always wanted?
There’s a new way to think about food: as a science
Food science is a field with great job security — because everybody eats. And the University of Holy cross offers the only food science program in greater New Orleans.
A UHC degree in food science will position you for high-paying jobs — starting national average of $55,000 a year — in a region full of award-winning restaurants, burgeoning distilleries and one-of-a-kind cuisine.
You’ll get industry experience before you graduate
Earn paid internships within the local food industry. Compete in national food competitions. Share food research at national conferences. Develop products for top companies and restaurants in New Orleans.
Choose your path
At UHC, you can specialize in a range of high-demand food and beverage areas — from food safety to beverage distillation to sales. You’ll earn top-notch training in our processing kitchen and beverage lab that partners with local companies on food research — like creating a healthier king cake with Oschner Health.
- BS food science: concentrations in food science and beverage science
- BS food business
- BS culinology
- MS management, concentration in food business
Once you dive into your major courses, you’ll see your confidence swell as you learn the art and science of moving food from farm to fork in a safe, healthy and nutritious manner.
Explore these courses and more:
Learn the science behind food and investigate the chemical interactions that make it consumable. You’ll study food emulsion systems, acids, enzymes, gels, colors, flavors and toxins.
Advanced Product Development
Design and develop food products using principles of food chemistry, food processing, nutrition, sensory analysis and statistics. Your team project could turn food waste into an award-winning no-sodium, low-carb cracker recipe.
Understand the factors at play — yeast selection, environment, carbonation method and more — that can keep your brew from spoiling.
Intern in the local food industry during your final year of study. You might develop a product for a client, like partnering with famous chefs to bottle their most popular sauces.
JOIN OUR LIST OF SUCCESS STORIES
What can you do with a UHC food science degree? Careers to consider:
- Research chef
- Food quality specialist
- Food technologist
- And more
WHERE OUR GRADS WORK
- Smoothie King
- BEC Beverage
- Second Harvest Food Bank
- Jazzmen Rice
- Gulf Coast Blenders
- And more
Of food science students complete a paid internship
Average class size
Starting national average annual salary
Career up with an in-demand degree, and build the confidence to use your talents to serve others.
Choose a top-quality private university experience — without all the loans. Graduate with less debt than at any private college in the region.
A welcoming community
Join a campus community that feels like family. Our Catholic heritage welcomes all faiths and promotes the ideals of service to others.
You’ll never be treated like Student #47 in a mega-class of 200. You’ll build close bonds with classmates, faculty and staff that drive your career forward.