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Food, Nutrition, and Packaging Sciences

Clemson’s Food, Nutrition and Packaging Sciences department blends many disciplines – biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, health and more – to not only help people live healthier but help private industry deliver safely packaged food to a growing global population. Clemson is one of the few universities in the United States to offer a degree in packaging science.

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Dr. Aubrey Coffee, sensory lecturer in the Department of Food, Nutrition and Packaging Science in her Culinary Lab

Food Science and Technology

If you’re interested in the business, packaging, culinary science or engineering aspects of food, this concentration will provide an exciting course of study to help prepare you for a career in the food science industry. Your course work will focus on science and math, and you’ll take classes such as food product development and food process engineering.

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Nutrition and Dietetics

Discover how to help others live a healthy lifestyle by learning more about nutrition and managing healthy diets. This concentration is designed to prepare you for a career in nutrition, food production management, technical sales and many others. Students wanting to be a Registered Dietitian will find that this program serves as a great foundation for application for internships through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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Packaging Science

Students majoring in packaging science learn all about the design, engineering, science, innovation, research and business that make up this diverse industry. For more then 20 years, Clemson has been thinking outside of the box and producing career-ready graduates who are ready to solve the problems of tomorrow. Clemson is one of just a few schools in the U.S. that offers a degree in packaging science. Our program is unique as it blends together biology, chemistry and physics. Because of this, our graduates fill a special niche within industry.

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Combined Degrees

Clemson offers an accelerated five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s program that will allow you to count up to 12 hours of graduate credit toward both your Bachelor of Science in food science and a Master of Science in food, nutrition and culinary sciences.

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