UGA Specific Information for Consumer Foods

The Consumer Foods major at The University of Georgia provides understanding about foods and food ingredients; food selection; preparation; home processing; storage and serving of safe food to the consumer. Students in this major gain understanding of the role of the diet in maintaining health and preventing disease, as well as the importance of ensuring that food is prepared and preserved in a safe manner. Appearance, flavor and textural influences on consumer willingness to eat products will be explored, along with cultural, religious, lifestyle, geographic and economic influences on consumer food choices. The curriculum is adaptable to students with a wide range of interests. The core group of classes emphasize chemistry, statistics, and biological sciences. Students may determine supporting coursework based on their professional interests.

A Consumer Foods major prepares students for positions in the food industry, industrial food service (e.g. hospitals, schools, etc.), and for food and nutrition-related educational positions. 

Employers Hiring UGA Consumer Foods for the Class of 2016*

Carvana | Club Properties | Coyote Logistics | Department of Public Health | Georgia Department of Public Health | Lake Lanier Islands Resort | Nexen MDX | The Coca-Cola Company | The University of Georgia | Waffle House, Inc.

Possible Employers Who May Hire UGA Consumer Foods Majors

Hormel Foods | Jenny Craig | KIND Snacks | Life Time Fitness | Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, L.L.C. | National Distributing Company | PepsiCo | Roger Wood Foods | UGA Extension | USDA | Zaxby's

Job Titles of UGA Consumer Foods Majors for the Class of 2016*

Accounts Payable Specialist | Business Development Manager for Genetic Testing Sales | Cafeteria Attendant and Chef Garde Manger | Ingredient and Formula Governance Team | Leasing Consultant | National Accounts | Nutritionist | PDI Technician | Program Associate | WIC Nutritionist

Possible Job Titles for UGA Consumer Foods Majors

Extension Agent | Field Sales Representative Trainee | Fitness Professional | Nutritionist | Product Manager | Product Sales | QC Lab Manager | Technical Services for Product Strategy and Development | Weight Loss Consultant

Graduate/Professional Schools Attended by UGA Consumer Foods Majors for the Class of 2016*

Georgia Southern University | The University of Georgia | Yale University

UGA Consumer Foods Career Outcomes for the Class of 2016*

** Includes Self-Employed

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring ..., Job Titles of ..., Career Outcomes for ..., and Graduate Schools Attended By ..." information listed above represent UGA Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Campus Resources

Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

-Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest.

-Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.

-Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.

-Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.

-Take on an internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunity related to your career fields of interest. Utilize Handshake to find these opportunities. 

-Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.

-Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET (click on Find Occupations)

Occupational Outlook Handbook  (type in general term for career of interest)

Career One Stop

Career Insider: Vault Guides  (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "Career Insider". Select "Industries and Professions".)

Candid Career  (Use your 810/811 number to access Online Resources and select "". View professionals speaking about their careers under the “Resources” tab and select “Online Resources”)

Employment Websites

Professional Associations/Resources