A Packaging Science major/degree is a program that focuses on the application of scientific, technological, design, and business principles to the development of packages and packaging materials, including raw material production, conversion of raw materials into usable forms, design, distribution, and post-use recycling and reuse.
Includes instruction in principles of packaging, materials sciences, distribution and transportation, engineering and technology, graphic design, packaging regulations, and business and marketing.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Packaging Science (use the College Search feature and enter "packaging" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Packaging Science?
With a degree in this program, you will have many opportunities with jobs such as packaging engineer, package designer, product tester, compliance technician, and even consumer behavior specialist.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Packaging Science
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- International Association of Packaging Research Institute
- American Institute of Packaging and the Environment
- Flexible Packaging Association
Publications/Magazines in Packaging Science