College of Agriculture, Consumer and
122 Mumford Hall, MC-710
1301 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana , IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-0460
University of Illinois - Urbana, IL
Food Industry and Business (FIB) The Food Industry and Business concentration is designed for students interested in integrating science, technology, business, and communications with the goal of pursuing professional and management careers in food and food-related industries. The core program is comprised of courses in natural sciences, food science, nutrition, business, and communications, and is supplemented by a 12-credit hour specialization in a recommended area, such as food quality and safety, nutrition, business, or communications. A growing public awareness of the importance of a healthful diet is causing food industry professionals to create new ways of producing healthy foods. There is increasing demand for more healthful convenience foods.Food Science The Food Science concentration uses the principles of science and engineering to focus on basic research, product development, quality control, processing, packaging, labeling, technical sales, and market research. The core program is comprised of courses in chemistry, biology, microbiology, engineering, physics, food science, and nutrition. The number of positions available for food science professionals is high because of the large size of the food industry (the larges in the world) and the need to ensure the quantity, quality, variety, and safety of foods. The Food Science concentration is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists.