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Department of Food Science and Technology


Future Students

Why Ohio State Department of Food Science & Technology? 

The Ohio State University has the only Food Science program in Ohio that is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists. OSU is also recognized as a premiere institution for its research, academics and outreach programs on a national and international level.  Students at The Ohio State University experience a very high quality of life. From football games and Columbus night life to interactive classes and assorted student organizations, the degree is only a fraction of what our students get.  

Our department is no exception to the excellence that is Ohio State. Students receive individualized academic advising with faculty that aids in the forming connections with peers, faculty, staff, and industry professionals. Faculty and students in the Food Science Department are proud to partner with research groups across Ohio State's campuses. In this department, you are more than just a face and name- we put students first. 

A Food Science major is highly marketable. Nationally, food science graduates have a 94% job placement rate with an average starting salary of $77,000 - that's hard to beat! Many major food processing and research companies are conveniently located in Ohio. Our graduates have found success at many of these companies, including Abbott Nutrition, Battelle, The Kroger Company, J.M. Smucker, T. Marzetti, and Nestlé.

How will you get involved? There are a number of opportunites to get involved within the department. Citation Needed, Food Science Club, and Know Food Waste are all clubs open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Undergraduate students can also engage in research through FoodSURE.