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Undergraduate Students

A Clear Career Path to Success

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.

Our undergraduate program focuses o the physical, chemical and biological sciences related to foods. The study of Food Science incorporates real-life aspects of chemistry, physics, microbiology, and engineering to solve today’s global and local food problems

Housed in Babcock Hall, the Department of Food Science offers students small class sizes ; close contact with faculty and instructors; research lab opportunities; skill building extracurricular activities; industry contact and presentations; and access to the modern Food Application Lab and the award winning Babcock Hall Dairy Plant.

CALS Scholarships

The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, along with the help of alumni, sponsors and donations are here to help you finance your way through your education.

Department of Food Science Scholarships

These scholarships are specifically for students within the Department of Food Science, and are based off of financial needs and area of study.

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Fermented Foods and Beverages Certificate

The certificate introduces all students to the theoretical and practical aspects of food and beverage fermentation through required introductory coursework

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Food Sci Roadmap/4-year plan

Freshman

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
CHEM 103 or 1094-5GEN CHEM 1045
CALCULUS 2215BIOLOGY/BOTANY/ZOOLOGY 1515
COMM A COURSE3FOOD SCI 2011
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR1ETHNIC STUDIES3

Sophomore

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
ORG CHEM 3433PHYSICS 103 OR 201 OR 2074
FOOD SCI 3013STAT 301 or 3713
MICROBIO 101/102 OR 303/3045GEN ED ELECTIVE6-9
CALS INTERNATIONAL STUDIES3

Junior

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
BIOCHEM 5013NUTR SCI 332/5103
FOOD SCI 4403FOOD SCI 3211
FOOD SCI 4103FOOD SCI 4323
FOOD SCI 324/3255FOOD SCI 4124
GEN ED COURSES0-3FOOD SCI PRODUCT ELECTIVE0-3
GEN ED COURSE3

Senior

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
FOOD SCI 5324FOOD SCI 5144
FOOD SCI 6022FOOD SCI 6031
FOOD SCI PRODUCT ELECTIVE0-3FOOD SCI ELECTIVE0-3
GEN ED COURSES6GEN ED COURSES3-6

Food Sci Study Abroad Roadmap Option

Freshman

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
CHEM 103/1094-5GEN CHEM 1045
CALCULUS 2215BIOLOGY 1515
FIRST YEAR SEMINAR1ETHNIC STUDIES3
COMM A COURSE3FOOD SCI 2011
Summer SemesterCredits
MICROBIO 101/1025

Sophomore

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
ORG CHEM 3433STUDY ABROAD
PHYSICS 1034
FOOD SCI 3013
STATS 301/3713

Junior

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
BIOCHEM 5013FOOD SCI 3213
FOOD SCI 4103FOOD SCI 4124
FOOD SCI 324/3255FOOD SCI 4323
FOOD SCI 4403NUTRITION 332/5103
GEN ED COURSE0-3FOOD SCI ELECTIVE0-3
GEN ED COURSE3-6

Senior

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
FOOD SCI 5324FOOD SCI 5144
FOOD SCI 6022FOOD SCI 6031
FOOD SCI ELECTIVE0-3FOOD SCI ELECTIVE0-3
GEN ED COURSES0-6GEN ED COURSES3-6

Graduate Program

The Department of Food Science offers graduate study leading to Masters of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.

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