Food Science Distance Education Program
Interested in increasing your knowledge of food science?
If so, tap into the distance education programs available through Kansas State University's Food Science Program and Division of Continuing Education. The Institute of Food Technologists recently recognized K-State as "having the most comprehensive food science distance education program in the United States". In addition, K-State's Division of Continuing Education has won national awards in distance education innovation.
Distance education allows students to pursue additional degrees or training without disrupting employment or family life. With few exceptions, students do not have to travel to the K-State campus to participate in courses or training programs.
Distance education courses are delivered through a variety of methods including the Web, videotapes, LISTSERVS, chat room discussions, e-mail, CD-ROMs, audiotapes, and guided study. Students will need an e-mail address and access to the web to participate in most courses and programs.
Is Distance Education a Good Match for Me?
Distance education requires students to be self-disciplined and willing to devote free time to taking courses. An advantage to distance education is that students are able to select their schedules for studying and completing assignments. The flexibility of distance education makes it an attractive option for working professionals.
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What Types of Jobs Are Available to Food Science Graduates?
Food science graduates are in demand - often there are not enough qualified applicants to fill open positions! Graduates are needed to manage and supervise sophisticated food manufacturing industries, as well as work in quality assurance, food chemistry, food microbiology, food safety, process technology and engineering, business management and sales, product development and evaluation, consumer relations, advertising and promotion, technical services, and research and development.
Those who speak foreign languages will find many international opportunities in the food sciences through agencies working to meet critical food needs in other countries.
Who is Eligible to Apply?
Students living in the United States, Canada, or who are active duty American military can apply for the various food science programs. Students also must meet their specific program's specific admission requirements.