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Academic Programs

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Culinary Science

fst logoA degree in Culinary Science combines the creativity of culinary arts and the science of food, enabling students to learn the planning and preparation needed for cuisine as well as create food dishes for the consumer market. Students completing this program earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. This major is designed to complement study at an accredited culinary institute for students interested in enhancing their culinary degree with a bachelor's degree. 


Possible Career Options

Corporate Restaurant Menu Developer Product Research and Development
Test Kitchen Researcher Culinary Research Technologist
Sensory Researcher  

Classes and Curriculum

Students will take classes focusing on food quality assurance, food additives, food product development, and food processing. This unique program involves either transferring to Ohio State after completing an Associate’s Degree in their chosen culinary field or concurrently taking classes at a culinary institution. The program requirements a student will follow are determined by their admit term (first term of undergraduate enrollment at Ohio State).

Curriculum Requirements

Enrolled Summer 2018 - Summer 2022 (pdf)
Enrolled Autumn 2022 - Summer 2023 (pdf)

Enrolled Autumn 2023 and thereafter (pdf)


After Graduation

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Getting Involved

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Food Science Club

The Food Science Club acquaints students with the scope of Food Science and Technology by encouraging leadership, professional development, and developing working relationships between students and faculty. 




Mary Kay Pohlschneider
Department of Food Science and Technology
(614) 292-3867