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Department of Food Science and Technology


Food Science and Technology

Food Science is a science-based major that is applied to food. As a Food Science student, you will be immersed in the food industry from the very beginning. Creating foods in a production setting and evaluating them in the laboratory is integrated into our curriculum from introductory classes all the way through to graduation. Along the way you will have opportunities to learn about and work with experts in fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy products, processing, food chemistry and food safety. Our graduates have found real-world careers working for companies such as Bob Evans, Coca-Cola, and Nestlé, just to name a few. 

Career Options 

  • Product Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Plant Management
  • Food Processing Operations
  • Food Microbiology and Safety
  • Technical Sales 
  • Flavor Chemist 
  • Analytical Services 
  • Food Research 
  • Regulatory Compliance 


What Will I Study?

If you are interested in microbiology, chemistry, engineering, and food, this is the major for you! As a student in Food Science, you will study food from a scientific perspective. You will have opportunities to create new food products and develop new ways to manufacture, preserve, and package food products. You can learn about the science of brewing, the history of beer and wine, the culinary aspects of food science, and even the science of chocolate.