Know Scope,Career & Eligibility in Food Chemistry

Mar 19, 2021

Are you someone who likes analyzing, and improving the chemical composition of foods

If yes, a course in Food Chemistry is something you should go for. It’s a plus if you possess Interpersonal skills required to collaborate with others, and communication skills are needed to communicate their results through various levels of knowledge with colleagues and the public. Focuses on offering an introduction to food science and nutrition in general and emphasizing the chemistry aspects of various types of foods in particular. 

Food chemistry is the discipline that deals primarily with the chemical composition of foodstuffs, basic bio molecules, the chemical structure and properties of food components and the chemical changes in food during processing and storage.

To become a Food Chemist some prerequisites are; Clear analytical capabilities, experience in data analysis, innovation and knowledge with data analysis applications. Start with a Diploma in Chemistry.  It’s always advisable to get a foundation in organic and physical chemistry along with math, physics, and biology coursework. Expect to take several laboratory courses where they use technical equipment and conduct experiments to give you hands-on experience.

Eligibility criteria to take admission into Food Chemistry College is:

  • Two-three letters of recommendation
  • GRE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS scores 
  • GPA score
  • English proficiency

A lot of career options are available for these field professionals. As a Food chemist, you can work completely in the laboratory, or often in the field. Career paths are mostly guided by the area you choose to work in such as:

  • Food production 
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Regulatory processing
  • Quality assurance
  • Bio energy or research and development. 

 Many chemists love the opportunity to work outside to collect food or environmental samples or to check how their field trials progress. Together with nature and the mechanism and resources it offers, there is satisfaction. Food chemists are mainly employed by industry, in both food processing and ingredient supply businesses. Most chemical employees even work for local and federal government agencies

Some of the colleges to pursue the course are:

University of Arizona  

The outstanding teaching standards are expressed in the business partnerships and accomplished faculty members of the university-many of whom are Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize recipients, McArthur Fellows and Fulbright Scholars.

Syracuse University

The relationships between Syracuse University and businesses, societies and the government provide students with a holistic inflow of information and awareness about the 'real world.'

Delaware University (UD)

It is known for its global outlook and academic excellence and is a research-intensive and technologically advanced university with a distinguished faculty including artists, authors, and scientists.


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