The science and practice of manufacturing food and beverages that are nutritious, delicious, and safe to eat. Students learn in a hands-on, small-classroom setting and step immediately into rewarding careers in industry and government or continue on to graduate and professional schools.

Interest Areas
  • Business
  • Food
  • Science
  • Policy and Regulatory Affairs
  • Health and Medicine

Major has one core curriculum

  • Product research and development 
  • Industry sales and marketing 
  • Federal and state regulatory agencies 
  • Graduate school 
  • Sensory and evaluation labs
  • Food processing operations 
  • Quality assurance and inspection
  • Food safety
  • Manufacturing 
  • Procurement 
  • Trade associations 
  • Universities and extension
  • Technical sales and service
Student Clubs and Organizations
  • Food Science Club
  • Food Product Development Competition
  • Beekeepers Club
  • Dairy Science Club
  • Dairy Judging Teams
  • Fermentation Club
  • Student Farm Club
  • Sustainable Agriculture Club
Facilities, Centers, and Institutes

Our food science facilities boast state-of-the art research and teaching labs, three specialized and dedicated pilot plants and the largest and most sophisticated dairy manufacturing plant associated with any academic institution in the country.

Target Major/Degree