If you’re a Georgia bulldawg who can’t stop eating, maybe you should consider changing your major (for the billionth time). Lucky for us, University of Georgia has quite a few options for students looking to hit the cookbooks.

Check out these majors, and see if any of them make you drool.

Agriscience & Environmental Systems


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Calling all farmers, tree huggers, and lab fanatics. This major is all about combining science and technology to solve agricultural problems. The CAES website recommends getting involved with community gardens and local food producers.

Farming operator, crop scout/consultant, and conservation/environmental technician are some of your career choices.

Consumer Foods

In this major, you’ll be examining how the various qualities of a food product influence someone’s willingness to eat it.

Cultural, geographic, and economic factors will be part of your study guide, too. Biology and chemistry are important but so are the social sciences (think: psychology & economics).

With this degree, you’re looking at a possible career in flavor chemistry, food marketing management, or product guidance/insight science.

Consumer Journalism

This one’s for all my fellow word gurus out there. Consumer journalism combines courses in FACS and Grady to give you the best of both worlds. If you’re a true foodie, pick the consumer foods emphasis to take classes like food theory, foodservice purchasing, and nutrition.

Assuming you go with the food focus (you should), you’re looking at nutrition/diet focused TV show producer, food magazine writer, and consumer food affair reporter as potential job titles.



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Health nuts, you’ve found your calling. With a healthcare focus, this area of study stresses nutrition services.

Learn the whys and hows of all those diet fads you keep seeing on social media. Your class schedule might include food and nutrition policy, public health dietetics, and the nature of food.

Consider a job as a clinical dietician, food buyer, or menu services specialist when you graduate.

Food Industry Marketing & Administration

This one’s for those of you ready to take on the corporate world of food. Even though it’s pretty business focused, it’s still in the College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences.

With this major, you’ll be taught about the operations and processes that go into restaurants, food processing, and food retailing.

Wholesale food manager, restaurant manager, or market analyst might show up on your business card if you pursue this degree.

Food Science


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If you go the food science major route, you’ll be a CAES student and given the option to choose between two areas of emphasis: science/technology/engineering or business. Either way, your coursework will include classes in food processing, food product development, and food quality control. Get your microscope and How It’s Made reruns ready.

With this major, you could end up as a food science researcher, sensory scientist, or a food chemist.

If one of these options sounded like a dream job, it might be time to schedule an appointment with your advisor.