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Why Choose UW–Madison Department of Food Science?

The UW—Madison Department of Food Science has been part of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for more than 100 years, instructing generations of food science and industry leaders. With a job placement rate of nearly 100%, our distinguished faculty provide students with an exciting and challenging curriculum that equips graduates with the skills to succeed in today’s global economy. UW Food Scientists impact society by developing sustainable practices and helping people access wholesome food.

Getting Involved

There are a variety of clubs and extracurriculars within the Department, each one offering unique experiences and opportunities for professional and personal growth:

  • Dairy Product Judging Team
  • Food Science Club
  • Phi Tau Sigma

We Prepare Graduates

The Food Industry is a fast-paced, competitive, and growing sector of the global economy. The Department of Food Science prepares graduates to contribute to a variety of areas in this exciting professional field. With nearly 100% job placement, our graduates are equipped to compete and succeed in a modern global economy.

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Food Insecurity at UW

Written by Shu Lan Schaut (The Dairy Cardinal) Cans of jellied cranberry sauce are pictured as volunteers with The Open Seat UW Student Food Pantry unload and sort nearly $500…

Forage Kitchen staff prepare freshly-made and healthy fast food for patrons Popularize the Appeal of Plant-Based Food

Written by Alyssa Seitz Plant-based meat products have recently seen a surge in popularity, as consumers have begun to cut meat out of their diet in hopes of helping the…

Cheese Expo

University of Wisconsin-Madison Staff and Students at Cheese Expo 2024 The Cheese Expo: Global Technology for Dairy Processors , was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 to Thursday, April 18,…

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The UW Food Science Club has developed the newest Babcock Dairy Store Ice Cream flavor: Honey Badger! Read more in the article below!
https://babcockdairystore.wisc.edu/food-science-club-develops-newest-babcock-ice-cream-flavor/
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The UW Food Science Club has developed the newest Babcock Dairy Store Ice Cream flavor: Honey Badger! Read more in the article below!
https://babcockdairystore.wisc.edu/food-science-club-develops-newest-babcock-ice-cream-flavor/
#CALS
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Craving Babcock Hall Dairy Store? Try ordering through the Transact Mobile Ordering app! 🧀🍦

Craving Babcock Hall Dairy Store? Try ordering through the Transact Mobile Ordering app! 🧀🍦 ...

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The Dane County Farmers’ Market is back! 🥕 Read UW Food Science Associate Professor Dr. Brad Bolling’s thoughts about the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables in the Badger Herald article below! https://badgerherald.com/news/madison/2024/04/09/dane-county-farmers-market-set-to-return-saturday-morning/

The Dane County Farmers’ Market is back! 🥕 Read UW Food Science Associate Professor Dr. Brad Bolling’s thoughts about the importance of eating a variety of fruits and vegetables in the Badger Herald article below! https://badgerherald.com/news/madison/2024/04/09/dane-county-farmers-market-set-to-return-saturday-morning/ ...

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Bea Sutton is one of our Spring 2024 UW Food Science graduates, read about her journey through the program in the article below! 🦡❤️ https://news.cals.wisc.edu/2024/04/19/spring-2024-grad-bea-sutton/

Bea Sutton is one of our Spring 2024 UW Food Science graduates, read about her journey through the program in the article below! 🦡❤️ https://news.cals.wisc.edu/2024/04/19/spring-2024-grad-bea-sutton/ ...

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Want to expand your Food Science courses? Check out FS 375: Food is Medicine!

Want to expand your Food Science courses? Check out FS 375: Food is Medicine! ...

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In an article from The Daily Cardinal, Associate Food Science Professor Dr. Brad Bolling was quoted in discussing food insecurity on campus. Use the link below to access the full article! https://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2024/02/how-much-are-students-eating-food-access-insecurity-at-uw

In an article from The Daily Cardinal, Associate Food Science Professor Dr. Brad Bolling was quoted in discussing food insecurity on campus. Use the link below to access the full article! https://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2024/02/how-much-are-students-eating-food-access-insecurity-at-uw ...

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Looking for Fall 2024 Food Science courses? Check out FS 711, Food Biochemistry!🧪

Looking for Fall 2024 Food Science courses? Check out FS 711, Food Biochemistry!🧪 ...

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Join the Dairy Innovation Hub on May 15th for their annual Dairy Symposium in Memorial Union! Use the link below to see a schedule and more information! https://ecals.cals.wisc.edu/2024/04/03/dairy-innovation-hub-to-host-dairy-symposium-may-15/

Join the Dairy Innovation Hub on May 15th for their annual Dairy Symposium in Memorial Union! Use the link below to see a schedule and more information! https://ecals.cals.wisc.edu/2024/04/03/dairy-innovation-hub-to-host-dairy-symposium-may-15/ ...

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Senator Baldwin visited the UW Center for Dairy Research to learn about its contributions to dairy businesses. Check out the link below to read more! https://news.wisc.edu/sen-baldwin-visits-center-for-dairy-research-to-learn-how-uw-is-supporting-new-dairy-businesses/

Senator Baldwin visited the UW Center for Dairy Research to learn about its contributions to dairy businesses. Check out the link below to read more! https://news.wisc.edu/sen-baldwin-visits-center-for-dairy-research-to-learn-how-uw-is-supporting-new-dairy-businesses/ ...

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