Programme overview

Two different programmes are run in the Department; Nutrition and Food Science. For the Bachelor’s degree, one may pursue a combined degree either in Nutrition and Food Science or Nutrition and Biochemistry. At the postgraduate levels, the degree is awarded either in Nutrition or Food Science.

The programmes are run through lectures, laboratory practical, fieldwork, seminars, industrial internships and research projects, and are designed to meet national needs and conform to international standards.


Food Science and Technology may be defined as an integrated body of knowledge concerned with the understanding, handling and transformation of food substances for maintenance of food quantity and quality.

    • Food Chemistry, Biochemistry and Analysis
    • General Microbiology, Applied Food Microbiology and Biotechnology
    • Physical principal and unit operations in Food Technology
    • Nutrients and Metabolism in Human Nutrition
    • Post-harvest technology and food storage
    • Food Processing Engineering and Process development
    • Food Quality Control, Standardization, Food Laws, Legislation, Regulation and Consumer Protection
    • Food resource utilization and Product development
    • Food Packaging and Marketing
    • Research in Food Science and Technology


    • Fruits and vegetables
    • Roots and Tubers
    • Cereals and grains legumes
    • Oil seeds and Nuts
    • Fish and Meat
    • Dairy
    • Cocoa, Coffee and Sugar



On the basis of the resource and the economy of Ghana, the following areas are given attention in teaching and technical training and extension:

  • Fruits and vegetable processing
  • Vegetable oil industry
  • Cereal and legume processing technologies
  • Fish processing technology
  •  Sugar Technology and caning technology
  • Brewing technology and non-alcohol
  • Cocoa and chocolate technology
  • Environment science and by-product utilization in the Food
  • Industry



Nutrition is the study of the food and nutrient needs of the body for good health.

  • Human Physiology
  • Nutrition Biochemistry
  • Nutrient and their Metabolism
  • Nutrition through the life cycle
  • Interfaces of Nutrition, Food and Agriculture
  • National Nutrition Surveillance and Intervention
  • Community Nutrition
  • Clinical Nutrition Policy
  • Nutrition and National Development
  • Food and Nutrition Policy
  • Research inn Nutrition
  • Diet and Diseases.


B. Priority areas for the Nation are reflected in the Department’s nutrition teaching, research and extension work in the following fields:

  • Evaluation of Nutritional Status
  • Assessment of Growth of the Ghanaian Child
  • Protein and Energy Nutriture
  • Micronutrients in Nutrition Iodine Deficiency
  • Iodisation of Ghanaian Table Salt
  • Complementary Feeding
  • Nutrition and Non-communicable diseases