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Undergraduate Admissions and Degree Options

Undergraduate Admissions and Programs of Study in Food Science

Food Science Programs of Study


All applicants must meet the general University requirements for admission listed in the UT Undergraduate Catalog. Additional courses in science and mathematics are beneficial as preparation for study in Food Science.

Students who plan to transfer into the program from community colleges and other institutions are advised to contact the department and/or consult the current articulation agreement between the community college and UT (available from the community college adviser) to choose appropriate courses. Generally, most credits from the first two years of study at another institution can be applied toward the FST program.

Questions about admission to the University should be directed to:

The University of Tennessee
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
320 Student Services Building
Knoxville, TN 37996-0230
Telephone: (865) 974-2184 or toll-free in Tennessee 1-800-221-8657

 ​Financial Aid

UT’s tuition and fees are on par or lower than those of many other colleges and universities. Students in Food Science are eligible for General University Scholarships paying up to $7000 per year and for College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources scholarships ranging from $600 to $4000 per year. Over one-third of the undergraduate students in the College receive awards averaging $1000 per year. Several scholarships are designated specifically for FST majors.

IFT provides freshman/sophomore and junior/senior scholarships to encourage students to enter or continue in the field of Food Science. These scholarships are awarded on a competitive, national basis. Additionally, work-study opportunities may be available in the department with a faculty member or office staff.

Questions regarding eligibility and deadlines for specific scholarships may be directed to the Department Head. For information on additional sources of financial aid, please contact:

The University of Tennessee
Office of Financial Aid
115 Student Services Bldg.
Knoxville, TN 37996-0210
Telephone: (865) 974-3131

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