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Food Science Technology

Food Science Technology
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What is Food Science Technology?

Food Science is the use of engineering, biological and physical sciences to study the nature, deterioration, processing and improvement of foods for consumers.

Food Technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, packaging, processing, distribution and use of safe, nutritious, wholesome foods.

Job Opportunities

  • Food technologist
  • Food microbiologist
  • Sensory scientist
  • Food chemist
  • Inspector
  • Production supervisor
  • Food engineer
  • QA/QC specialist
  • Research chef
  • Product developer
  • Food analyst
  • Food plant manager
  • Flavorist
  • Extension specialist

What class will I take?

  • English
  • Communications
  • Math and Statistics
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Biology and Microbiology
  • Social/Behavioral Sci Gen Ed
  • Humanities/Fine Arts Gen Ed

Core FSTE Courses:

  • Intro to FSTE
  • Food Science I
  • Food Microbiology
  • Food Analysis
  • Food Preservation
  • Food Chemistry
  • Sensory Evaluation
  • Product Development
  • Nutrition

Options:

  • Science, Technology & Engineering
  • Culinary Science
  • Meat Science

For further information contact:

Dr. Lisa McKee, PhD
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
575-646-1182
Email: lmckee@nmsu.edu

Dr. Stuart Munson-McGee, PhD
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
575-646-2565
Email: smunsonm@nmsu.edu

Whitney Biel
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
P.O. Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
575-646-3936
Email: wbiel@nmsu.edu

FSTE News:

Whitney Biel, a FSTE College Instructor presented a poster from her Master's Thesis at the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Conference held in New Orleans, June 21-24, 2014.
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From left to right: Valerena Begay, Whitney Biel, Cassandra Suther