Food Science

Why should I major in Food Science?

Food Science majors are prepared for a variety of challenging and rewarding careers in all aspects of the food industry. Three concentrations match students with their interests. Graduates are in high demand for a wide-range of positions in the food industry as well as business, governmental and educational organizations associated with food and related products. Food science graduates are also well-prepared for graduate and professional programs such as medical, dental and pharmacy schools.

What can I do with a degree in Food Science?

There are multiple career options for a Food Science graduate. Depending on the concentration area chosen, graduates can be employed in any facet of the food industry. 

  • Food Safety
  • Packaging
  • Quality Assurance/Control
  • Research & Development

What does a Food Science major study?

Courses of study for Food Science majors vary depending on the concentration area. Students should select a concentration that best matches their interests.

Semester-by-Semester Degree Plans:

To view degree plans prior to 2017-2018, see the Food Science Degree Archives.

How can a Food Science student be involved?

The Food Science Department and the University offer a variety of outlets for students to gain professional development experiences.

food science student posing with food and lab materials

Quick Facts

Department:
Food Science

Average Starting Salary:
$47,600

Graduate School & Employment Placement Rate:
85%

Internship Required:
Yes

Commonly Paired Minors:
Agribusiness, Business, Foreign Languages, General Foods and Nutrition, Marketing


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