Feed Your Passion

Feed Your Passion with a bachelor’s degree in food science or nutrition science. Students in these programs engage in hands-on learning at DelVal's facilities, which include dedicated food science classrooms and preparation area, teaching and research lab, and multipurpose labs. Campus offers orchards, gardens, greenhouses, hydroponic and aquaponics facilities, and 1,000 acres of crop and animal production. The food and nutrition fields continue to grow as consumers understand the importance of diet on overall health, and these majors prepare you for excellent career opportunities.

DelVal Students Practice Their Food Passion with Amazing Chefs on “The Chef’s Kitchen” TV Show

Four students with a passion in the food industry joined renowned Chef’s, Michael Solomonov, Lee Chizmar, Ryan Zellner, and Anthony Bonett for an episode of The Chef’s Kitchen College Campus Cooking, which aired on NBC10, and several other networks, reaching over 78 million households. The show provides tips and techniques from the country's most exclusive restaurants and features award-winning chefs, notable bakers, and the world's most-learned sommeliers. Each episode of the college campus cooking series showcases one of the nation's top culinary talents sharing original, quick and easy dishes with students. This hands-on learning and relationship-building with the chefs was an unforgettable experience for our students whom are food industry bound.

Meet Ms. Laura Herbst

Dr. Laura Herbst is in the Mandell Food Science Preparation Room speaking to an interviewer.

Experience Elevates Success

With 100 percent of our students having real-world, hands-on experience, graduates with a degree in food science or nutrition science find careers in various areas of the industry such as:

Food Science and Food Technology 
  • Product development
  • Quality assurance and food safety
  • Research and development
  • Sensory evaluation
  • Laboratory analytical testing
  • Product management
Nutrition Science
  • Public health Educator

  • Food service manager

  • Food science careers

  • Community health worker

  • WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)

  • School food service

  • Author (books, magazine articles, nutrition education materials)

What is the difference between Food Science and Food Technology?

Food Technology is a more applied degree where graduates can immediately apply their skills in product development, food safety or quality assurance. Food Science degrees require more advanced science courses which opens up avenues for graduates to pursue master’s degrees or more.

Where do DelVal graduates work? 

DelVal graduates of these programs have been employed at top food corporations including Campbell's, Clemens Food Group, Wawa Bakeries, Godshall's Quality Meats, Del-Val Food Ingredients, Kellog's, McCormack, Ocean Spray, Pepsi, Turkey Hill and more.

Two Food Science students are testing liquids in beakers.
Sample Courses for Foodies

You’ll do blended work across DelVal’s chemistry, biology, mathematics and food science departments, working in small, hands-on classes designed to give you firsthand experience.

Food Science Courses
  • Food Microbiology
  • Product Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Processing
  • Introduction to Food Science
  • Sanitation and Safety
  • Food Chemistry
  • Introduction to Nutrition
Nutrition Science Courses
  • Macronutrients, Vitamins, and Minerals
  • General Microbiology and Lab
  • Human Physiology and Lab
  • Food Service Operations
  • Food Chemistry and Lab
  • Medical Nutrition I and II
  • Statistics for Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Introduction to Food Science and Technology Lab
  • Principles of Professional Cooking and Lab
  • Sanitation Management
  • Comparative Anatomy and Lab
  • Biochemistry and Lab