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Food Science

Food scientists transform raw materials into food products that provide nutrition in a satisfying way. From changing corn into Pepsi, seaweed into salad dressing, and milk into whipped cream, food scientists create new food products and make current products more stable, nutritious, convenient, reliable, and safe.

Food science applies chemistry, microbiology, and engineering to the study and technology of making foods.

As a student in our program, you will take courses in math, chemistry, biology, food analysis, food quality, and food engineering.

For more information, visit the Department of Food Science and Nutrition website.

Academic Planning

See Food Science Major Requirements in the right column here.

University Catalog (current requirements for this major)

Minor Information

Resources and Links

Food Science Undergraduate Program

Department of Food Science and Nutrition

Career Info

Food Science Student Clubs

Institute of Food Technologists

Contact Us

Academic Advisor
See CFANS Advisors list.

Major Coordinator
See CFANS Major Coordinators list.