The Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition is one of only a few academic programs in the US approved by both the Institute of Food Technologists and the American Dietetic Association, and the only Food Science program in South Carolina. The department offers a MS in Food, Nutrition, and Culinary Sciences and PhD in Food Technology. The MS degree offerings are in the specific fields of Human Nutrition, Food Microbiology, Food Chemistry, Food Engineering, Food Safety, and other Food Science related fields.
Entering students should have an adequate background in mathematics, biochemistry, organic chemistry, human nutrition, food chemistry, food microbiology. Applicants must have a strong background in food technology, human nutrition, or related areas.