Food and Beverage Fermentation Emphasis

Applied Biotechnology: Food & Beverage Fermentation Emphasis

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A bachelor's degree in applied biotechnology, food and beverage fermentation emphasis, lets you focus your studies on the science of fermentation as it applies to turning various ingredients into new, higher-value food and beverage products.

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About the Food and Beverage Fermentation Emphasis

This degree emphasis can lead to a career in the food industry, such as monitoring product quality and safety in food production facilities or developing new or improved products in the food and beverage area, including plant-based meat substitutes and kombucha. It also can be a launch pad for graduate studies or research positions in industrial, governmental or academic institutions.

Degree requirements

Courses required to complete a B.S. in Applied Biotechnology, food and beverage fermentation emphasis, are subject to change, so remember to meet with your advisor regularly to review your course plan.

Course examples

You’ll work with your advisor to create a course plan that includes core and elective classes. Some food and beverage fermentation emphasis course options include:

  • Fundamentals of Food Science
  • Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Food Toxicology

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