Discover Food Science
In the Food Science major, we empower students to nourish the world.
What is food science?
The Food Science Concentrations
Advanced Food Science
Advanced Food Science is the curriculum approved by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), the key international professional society for food scientists. Students are strongly advised to follow this concentration if they anticipate graduate study following completion of the BS, as many graduate programs in food science require the advanced chemistry and calculus coursework included in this concentration. In addition, students must follow this concentration to be eligible for IFT scholarships.
Applied Food Technology
Applied Food Technology allows students to select coursework focused in a commodity or other area where they have a career interest. For example, course selections may focus in dairy products, meat science, packaging, culinary science, or business.
Culinary is designed for students who want to blend culinary and food science principles in ingredient development, food product development, or in entrepreneurial pursuits. Some students choose this route after completing a professional culinary program, or choose to attend one after earning their B.S.