Bachelor of Science - Food Science Major

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

    Semester 1 - 17 Feb 2025

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

The answers to huge questions like ‘how to feed the world with less environmental impact?’ will come from science; people like you with practical and theoretical understandings of microbiology, nutrition and other relevant fields. This degree major makes you highly employable in New Zealand and around the world.

The Food Science major is being withdrawn from 2024. No new applications will be accepted. Please check out the new Food Innovation major.

In a world where change is taking place among both populations and the environment, the challenge of producing enough food without putting any further stress on the natural ecosystem must be answered. Lincoln University’s Bachelor of Science - Food Science major expands your opportunities in a specialised field, with a solid grounding across the basic sciences. On top of this, we layer practical and theoretical understanding of food composition and processing, nutrition, safety, sensory evaluation and essential consumer-focused product innovation.

How you’ll grow

  • With a firm basis of scientific understanding, particularly around food.
  • Through the experience of being taught by world-leading academics as well as highly regarded guest speakers.
  • Hands-on engagement with potential employers.
  • Practical, problem-based learning tasks that test your knowledge, including experiments in modern, purpose-built laboratories.
  • Exposure to the available knowledge and culture at Australasia’s leading land-based university.

Career opportunities

Graduates in this Lincoln degree will have the opportunity to seed then develop a meaningful, fulfilling career in any field related to food and food product development in almost any country.

There is such a great range of courses full of practical content that comes in handy once you’re in the workforce. Plus the lecturers have an open door policy so they’re always available for help and advice. They really care about your future.

Choe Balderstone

Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Hons) in Food Science and Marketing

Upon successful completion of this degree programme, you will be awarded a Bachelor of Science with a Food Science major.

Programme information

Programme Structure

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Choose between an elective or the list below

This degree structure is indicative only.  A course advisor will help you to select your electives and plan your degree. You can check out our courses to see what electives might interest you.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Keegan Burrow

Dr Keegan Burrow


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