Food Chemistry

Food Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Major in Food Science

May 9, 2022

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RUN Savuth


 

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN CHEMISTRY MAJOR IN FOOD SCIENCE  

BS in Chemistry Major in Food Science program provides a student in chemistry with the opportunity to develop a specialization in the wide discipline of Food Science. The curriculum includes the core courses of the BS Chemistry program as well as the food science subjects needed to equip students with a scientific understanding of food systems and processes.

 

WHAT IS FOOD CHEMISTRY?

As the name implies, food chemistry is the branch of science that deals with the chemistry behind the biochemical nature of food, their properties and how they are processed in the body. It involves the study of chemical components from proteins to carbohydrates and more. In food chemistry, we learn how different processing techniques affect a certain type of food and also for ways to enhance the quality of food. 

 

WHY IS FOOD CHEMISTRY IMPORTANT?

Because it ensures that the food manufactured is healthy and of good quality; thus, it often plays a significant role. 

 

CORE AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDE

  • Food chemistry
  • Food safety and microbiology
  • Food engineering
  • Food processing technologies
  • Product development
  • Sensory analysis


WHAT ARE THE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AS A FOOD CHEMIST?

A Lot of career opportunities are available in these fields. As a food chemist, you can work completely in the laboratory. Career paths are guided mainly by the area you choose to work in, such as: 

  • Food Producer
  • Environmental Manager
  • Quality Assurance
  • Food Scientist
  • Production or Food Technician
  • Researcher and developer
  • Marketer
  • Packers
  • Food Product Processor or Process Engineer
  • Quality Supervisor / Warranty

 

SCHOOL THAT PROVIDE THIS MAJOR

  • Royal University of Phnom Penh 
  • Institute of Technology of Cambodia
  • Cambodia University for Specialties
  • Royal Academy of Cambodia
  • Chenla University
  • National Institute of Education
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