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.
Possible Career Options
|Analytical Laboratory Director||Canning and Preserving Inspector|
|FDA Inspector||Flavor Chemist|
|Food Biotechnologist||Food Microbiologist|
|Food Research Scientist||Nutrition Counselor/Nutrionist|
|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.
|EMPLOYED**||GRAD SCHOOL||SEEKING EMPLOYMENT|
* Numbers are based on responses from graduates at six months post-graduation date.
** Average Salary: $47,264
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|
|Amy Jo Baughman|
|Coordinator of Prospective Student Services|