The undergraduate Food Science and Technology curriculum is five-years long and it is designed so that the students graduating from the program should be able to meet the expectations and demands of the Food Inspection Agencies and of the Food Industry.
The undergraduate program is divided into two study cycles. The first 5 semesters represent the first one and the next 5 semesters represent the second cycle.
The first study cycle includes courses in basic sciences and courses related with primary agricultural production, since the Food Industry is mainly involved in the processing of agricultural products. In the first cycle there are also included courses such as Information Technology, Statistics, Economics, Sociology and Foreign Languages.
The second study cycle covers a wide range of Food Science and Technology courses, as shown in the List of courses
The laboratory training of the undergraduate students is completed through the research thesis which is required before graduation. An invaluable part of the five-year long curriculum is the practical training of the students in the food industry and related research institutes.
There are two Graduate-level programs. The first is a two-year long program leading to a Master’s degree (M.S.) and the second is at least three-years long leading to a Ph.D. degree. In order for a candidate to be accepted in the Ph.D. program, an M.S. degree is required.