Culinary Science

Culinary Science combines the creativity of culinary arts and the technical knowledge of food science into one fun and exciting program. The classes you will take as a Culinary Science student at Ohio State will provide you with experience in creating and analyzing foods, as well as develop a knowledge base in food processing, food safety and food quality. Culinary Scientists work in the food industry, academia, government positions and private consulting.

Career Option

  • Product Development 
  • Caterer
  • Club Manager
  • Kitchen Manager 
  • Vocational School Educator
  • Restaurant Chef 
  • Personal Chef 
  • Ingredient Sales 
  • Cruise Ship Chef
  • Artisanal Baker 

What Will I Study?

The culinary science major is designed so that you transfer to Ohio State after completing an Associate of Applied Science in culinary science from an accredited culinary institute. You will be able to apply your culinary knowledge to food science classes such as Food Product Development and Food Processing. Each Culinary Science student is assigned a faculty advisor from the Department of Food Science and Technology.