Food Technology with Nutrition Science Specialization (B.S.)

This growing field focuses on careers in nutrition science or the medical profession as well as preparation for a dietitian graduate degree. 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.

DelVal's undergraduate food technology degree with nutrition science specialization emphasizes food and health promotion and prepares you for a career in nutrition science or in the medical profession. You will expand your knowledge and ability in chemical, biological, and food sciences as they are defined by nutrition.

This is an interdisciplinary, science-based program. You will complete extensive coursework within the departments of chemistry, biology, mathematics, and food science. Your small, hands-on classes will give you firsthand experience to prepare you for your career. Facilities include:

  • farm retail market with commercial kitchen and ice cream processing
  • dedicated science classroom with food preparation area
  • food science teaching and research lab
  • Life Sciences Building with seven classroom and four multipurpose labs
real-world experience
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Your food technology and nutrition degree will enable you to work in the food industry or go on to graduate school to train to become a dietitian.

Core Food Technology with Nutrition Specialization Courses:
  • Intro to Food Science and Technology
  • Food, Culture, and Cuisine
  • Sanitation Management
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Macronutrients, Vitamins, and Minerals
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Chemistry
  • Food Analysis
  • Quality Assurance and Regulation
  • Medical Nutrition
  • Principles of Food Processing and Preservation
Recommended Minors
  • Agribusiness
  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Food Systems
  • Policy Studies
  • Writing
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The Experience360 Program gives you the opportunity to apply classroom lessons to real-world activities like internships, career exploration experiences, student research, study abroad, leadership development, and more.

Food Technology Specialization

The nutrition science specialization is a four-year program that emphasizes food and health promotion and is extremely beneficial in preparing you for a career in nutrition science or the medical profession. The specialization is designed to enhance your ability in chemical, biological, and food science as they are defined by nutrition. This area of study will prepare you for a career concentrating on disease prevention, preventative health issues, and the nutritional enhancement of food products in the industry.

Career Opportunities

With 100 percent of our students having real-world, hands-on experience, graduates with a degree in food technology with nutrition science specialization may go on to earn a graduate degree or work with their bachelor's in various areas of the industry such as:

  • School food service
  • Quality assurance and safety
  • Foodservice management
  • Lifecare and retirement facility manager


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Student Clubs and Organizations

Work with other students to host our annual fair on campus!

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Student Clubs and Organizations
Food Industry Club

The Food Industry Club is a student chapter of the Institute of Food Technologists.

Xuntao (Tom) Zhu, Chair and Associate Professor


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