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Impacting Food for Everyone

Food science plays a vital role in providing safe, nutritious, convenient, delicious and sustainable food for everyone.

Our program is ranked #8 in the nation for research productivity in food science (Academic Analytics).

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Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate students interested in the food science major can choose from three concentrations and customize their academic experience to meet their career goals!

FDSC Major Details

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M.S. and Ph.D. Programs

Students interested in a graduate degree in food science can choose a from a variety of research disciplines to specialize in.

Graduate Program Details

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Our faculty members are leading researchers in their fields. Check out our directory to find who you're looking for!

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External Scholarship Opportunity:

Goya® Scholarship Program

Goya® Scholarship Program opens December 15th.  Four (4) students will be granted $20,000 scholarships to pursue a Culinary Arts or Food Sciences degree. They are now taking applications for freshmen enrolling for Fall 2022! Deadline to apply is March 21, 2022. 

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Alumni Spotlight

Food Science Alumni Utkarsh Shah is using his Ph.D. at the Hershey Company.

Food science graduate Utkarsh Shah was recently featured in the annual Bumpers College alumni publication, The Graduate. Shah's profile covers how his food science degree prepared him to work at The Hershey Company.

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FDSC Success

Student research selected as Cereal Grains Association June Editor's Pick

Food science student Rebecca Bruce and faculty member Griffiths Atungulu’s research article "Physicochemical and functional properties of medium-sized broken rice kernels and their potential in instant rice production," was selected as the Editor's pick for the June edition of the Cereal Chemistry publication.

Faculty Member selected as International Academy of Food Science and Technology Fellow

Dr. Navam Hettiarachchy, University Professor, was elected as an IAFoST 2020 Fellow. Those elected have been acknowledged by theior peers as outstanding representatives of international food science and technology. Congratulations, Dr. Hettiarachchy!