Zymology/Fermentation Science

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About this program

A program that focuses on the business, science, and technology of fermented food production. Includes instruction in biology, biochemistry, brewing, entrepreneurship, fermentation, marketing, microbiology, quality control, and sanitation.

Career Opportunities

Separating Machine Operators

set up, operate, or tend continuous flow or vat-type equipment; filter presses; shaker screens; centrifuges; condenser tubes; precipitating, fermenting, or evaporating tanks; scrubbing towers; or batch stills. These machines extract, sort, or separate liquids, gases, or solids from other materials to recover a refined product. Includes dairy processing equipment operators.
$46850
No degree required
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Food Batchmakers

set up and operate equipment that mixes or blends ingredients used in the manufacturing of food products. Includes candy makers and cheese makers.
$34970
No degree required
Personality Match

Food Science Technicians

perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products.
$45920
No degree required
Personality Match


Food Scientists and Technologists

Kirsten Kehlet from The Better Meat Co
Dr. Bryan Quoc Le from Saputo, a dairy and cheese manufacturer.
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use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
$80190
Bachelor's degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
Personality Match

Interest Match


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