Food Science & Safety Programs at The American Women's College of Bay Path University

Are you considering going back to school to develop or expand your expertise in Food Science and Safety? At Bay Path University, we make it easy to go back to school and earn your college degree–or a certificate–entirely online through The American Women's College. 

Working closely with leaders in the field of food science and safety, The American Women’s College of Bay Path University has designed a special educational program for individuals, organizations and businesses that produce, prepare or serve food.

B.A. in Food Science and Safety

As a degree-seeking student at The American Women's College, you will experience a thoughtful, supportive education. You’ll also master the professional skills you need to protect and manage the process of food production and food safety. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Food Science and Safety may be completed by women only.

Certificate in Food Science and Safety

The 29-credit Certificate in Food Science and Safety can be completed in less than 16 months. The courses that make up this online certificate program are open to men as well as women. 

All courses in Food Science and Safety are taught in accelerated, six-week sessions, one course at a time. No prior science coursework is required to enroll and succeed in this program. However, a strong interest in science is recommended.

Experience the Virtual Lab

Because this program is completed 100% online, coursework includes the use of a virtual lab. Take a look at the sample video to see how it works.

Fill out the form on the right to find out how you can join the many women working together to earn their undergraduate degree at The American Women's College Online of Bay Path University. We look forward to getting to know you better!


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Flexible and Accommodating

  • Designed for busy adult women who may have to juggle family and job responsibilities

  • Online classes allow you log in whenever you have time available for coursework

  • On-campus Saturday classes in Massachusetts for those who prefer in-person learning

  • Full- and part-time enrollment options available

Supportive and Affordable

  • Educator coaches are ready to help you through academic and other challenges

  • Our innovative Social Online Universal Learning (SOUL) program makes the adult college experience more supportive and successful

  • Our flat tuition rate allows you to budget for college without surprises


1) Established in 1897 and located in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Bay Path University is an independent, not-for-profit institution accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

2) Take our six-week, accelerated courses part-time or full-time so you can finish even faster!

3) Our award-winning, innovative SOUL technology personalizes your learning and accelerates your college success.

4) Our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders (WELL) program helps you develop career management skills so you can target and land the job you want.

5) A whopping 95% of recent graduates of The American Women's College of Bay Path University said they would recommend their program of study with us to others!

The American Women's College is part of Bay Path University, a non-profit leader in women's education for 117 years

The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Bay Path University among the fastest-growing private baccalaureate institutions nationwidee

98% of our American Women's College online graduates would recommend their program of study to others

Tuition at The American Women's College is 62% lower than the national average for private college tuition - 69% lower if you qualify for our military discount

Bay Path University enrolls more adult women students age 25 and older than all of the other women's colleges in Massachusetts combined