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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Food Science and Technology

food science and technology logoFood Science and Technology involves using science to turn raw ingredients into safe, convenient, and wholesome food products as well as create new food products and develop ways to manufacture, preserve, and package food for the ever-increasing population. Students completing this program earn the degree Bachelor of Science in Food Science and will pursue coursework in microbiology, chemistry, engineering, fruit and vegetable processing, meat and dairy products, and food safety. 


Possible Career Options

Analytical Laboratory Director Canning and Preserving Inspector
Engineer FDA Inspector
Flavor Chemist Food Biotechnologist
Food Microbiologist Food Research Scientist
Plant Manager Processing Operations Supervisor
Product Development Scientist Quality Assurance Supervisor


Classes and Curriculum

Curriculum Requirements

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

Enrolled Autumn 2023 and thereafter (pdf)


After Graduation

61.5% 30.8% $47,133

* Numbers are based on responses from graduates at six months post-graduation date.



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