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B.S. in Food Science and Human Nutrition University of Maine

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Summary

The B.S. degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition has three concentrations and prepares students for a variety of different careers. The Food Science concentration focuses on food product development (the creation of new food products or food ingredients), food safety (understanding and preventing food borne illness), sensory evaluation (taste testing foods for their quality and likeability), and food analysis (measuring food composition and quality). There are many employment opportunities in food companies and government agencies. The concentration in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (also known as the Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics – DP) provides undergraduate preparation for students who wish to become registered dietitians and prepares students to pursue a broad range of careers in nutrition or to continue with graduate studies. Additional information about the DP program can be found here. The Food Management concentration provides a unique combination of food and business to prepare students for a wide variety of career opportunities, including employment in restaurants, hospitals, and school food service departments, as well as airline catering. Companies that produce foods, food ingredients, or processing equipment seek students who specialize in food management.

Students in the FSN degree program have access to a number of facilities for academic and research purposes, including space and equipment in the Chemical Food Safety Laboratory, the Sensory Evaluation Center, the Mary Lynch Nutrition Laboratory, and the Dr. Matthew Highlands Food Pilot Plant.

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Full Time (Minimum 120 credits)

Tuition fees

$29,310.00 (22,16,349) per year

From

03 Sep, 21 Jan

Venue

College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture

5782 Winslow Hall, Room 100,

ORONO,

Maine,

04469, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Students must have completed secondary/high school or university work. Entry requirements may vary from country to country.

All applicants must request that an official English language proficiency exam score is submitted to UMaine by the testing agency:

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) - minimum score of 79 (IBT) or 550 (paper-based test).

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - minimum score of 6.5.

PTE (Pearson Test of English) - minimum score of 53.

CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) - completed level C1 Advanced (Certificate of Advanced English).

Waived language tests if:

Native speaker of English (e.g., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, U.K.); SAT Verbal score is 550 or higher; ACT English score is 24 or higher; high school transcript clearly states that English is the language of instruction of all subjects; student studying in the U.S. or Canada for two or more years and not in an ESL track; student has successfully passed an English Composition course at a U.S. higher education institution with a grade of C or higher, even if student has not studied in the U.S. for two or more years; successfully passed the English placement test at UMaine’s Intensive English Institute.

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