World-class food science education, for the public good

Supplying an expanding global population with adequate food is one of the greatest challenges facing humankind in the 21st century. As one of the premier food science programs in the nation, we apply the principles of science and engineering to ensure the nutritional value, safety and quality of foods in the United States and around the globe. Our programs integrate the disciplines of chemistry, biology, nutrition, physiology, biotechnology and engineering to ensure that all people have access to healthy, affordable food.

Undergraduate opportunities


Undergraduate Program

The food science program prepares students for careers in the food industry, government, academia, and for graduate study in food science or related disciplines.


Food Science Summer Scholars Program

The Food Science Summer Scholars Program is a 10-week undergraduate research program geared specifically toward students who are interested in food science.

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Graduate opportunities

Graduate field faculty

Members of the Food Science and Technology graduate field are internationally recognized faculty, with a broad range of expertise in all facets of food science.

Graduate program funding

Graduate program funding is available in a number of different options for students seeking a variety of degrees.