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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


Food Science and Technology

Food 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.

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

Students will take classes in microbiology, chemistry, engineering, fruit and vegetable processing, meat and dairy products, and food safety.  

After Graduation
79.3% 17.3% 3.4%

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

** Average Salary: $47,264

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


Hannah Zimmerman
Coordinator of Prospective Student Services
(614) 247-6685