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.
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.
Two Major Tracks
1. Natural Science: Concentrating on the physical, chemical, and biological sciences related to foods. This option is especially
appropriate if you are interested in basic or applied research or future graduate-level study.
2. Business: Concentrating on the business side of the food industry. Courses from the School of Business will prepare our
graduates for a variety of careers in food processing and distribution, government regulatory activities, and technical sales.