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Food Science Institute

Future Students

YOU Can Major in Food Science at K-State!

What will I study?

Your courses will provide excellent training in the basic sciences as well as courses in food chemistry, food microbiology, food analysis, food engineering, food processing, nutrition, product development, and business management.

Elizabeth Clark and Abbey Nutsch

The program

K-State's nationally recognized undergraduate food science program is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists. The undergraduate program is offered through the College of Agriculture. Three options - science, business or technology - are available.

The science option emphasizes the basic sciences, whereas students in the business option minor in business, agribusiness, or agricultural economics. The Industry and Technology option emphasizes basic science and prepares students for jobs in quality assurance, research, and product development. This option is designed for students in the online Bachelor Degree Completion Program. This option does not meet Pre-Medicine and Pre-Veterinary Medicine degree requirements. Students interested in the Pre-Medicine and the Pre-Veterinary Medicine degree should choose the campus-based Science option.

Student activities

Some activities include: Food Science Club; quiz bowl; product development contests; section, national, and international Institute of Food Technologists meetings; and dairy product and meats judging teams.


Faculty and Facilities

The food science program is part of the Food Science Institute with approximately 40 faculty members from five K-State colleges and 11 departments. Students train in state-of-the-art laboratories with cereal and grain, dairy, meat, poultry, egg, thermal, sensory analysis, and value-added processing capabilities.

For More Information

Toburen, Elsa<br/>
Elsa Toburen
Graduate Program Information
Food Science Institute
216 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone : 785-532-4057


Dr. Smith, J. Scott<br/>
Dr. J. Scott Smith
Graduate Program Chair
Animal Sciences & Industry
208 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone : (785) 532-1219


Karen Schmidt
Dr. Karen A. Schmidt
Undergraduate Program Chair
Animal Sciences & Industry
225 Call Hall
1530 Mid-Campus Drive North
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-1216


Got Questions?

K-State Office of Admissions
119 Anderson Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-0102
Email: k-state@k-state.edu



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