Undergraduate Food Science
The study of food composition and behavior to produce safe, wholesome products
Food science is a combination of chemistry, microbiology, and engineering. We prepare you for a career across the food industry and related sectors, such as food packaging, fermentation, and pharmaceuticals.
This concentration prepares students for graduate school or careers in industry and academia.
Our technology concentration combines coursework in science and business, allowing you to develop administrative skills as you grow your food science knowledge.
Podcast: Wolfing Down Food Science
Future Career Pathways
Our graduates work at large and small companies, as well as government agencies at the state and federal levels. Our program prepares you for a variety of careers through both practical knowledge and the ability to network with peers and future employers.
A B.S. in Food Science can prepare you for a career as a:
- Flavor chemist
- Food packaging/processing expert
- Food safety officer
- Product development scientist
- Food analyst
- Food product developer
- Government regulation specialist
- Quality assurance specialist
- Food microbiologist
- Food regulation/compliance officer
- Pharmaceutical/fermentation associate
- Sensory scientist