Food Science

Use science to solve real-world problems in our Food Science major, which integrates microbiology, chemistry, engineering, and nutrition around the study of food.

Whether you are interested in product development, process efficiency, or public education, we can help you reach your goal. Learn the science and practical skills essential to food manufacturing with our innovative classes and hands-on experiences.

Why Major in Food Science?

You may choose this major if you want to:

  • develop new food products
  • implement efficient food processes
  • educate the public on food safety 

Career Opportunities for Graduates

Food Science graduates enjoy competitive starting salaries and a high level of job-placement prior to graduating.

A variety of career choices are available to you:

  • Food and flavor chemistry
  • Food engineering
  • Food microbiology
  • Government agencies
  • Graduate and professional school
  • Management
  • Product development
  • Research
  • Sensory analysis
  • Technical support
  • Food safety

Learn More

Visit the Food Science Major website for course requirements, opportunities, and more information.